Medical Services

Mercy Family Medicine-West Branch

Mercy Family Medicine-West Branch
206 Cookson Drive, P.O. Box 697
West Branch, IA 52358
Phone 319-643-2516
Fax 319-643-5720
  Temporary Hours
Telehealth appointments:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
In-person appointments:
Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Patient Portal

Brad Heithoff, MD
Dr. Heithoff received his medical education from the University of Iowa, completed his residency at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN., and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.  Additionally he is a FAA certified Aviation Medical Examiner and holds a bachelor of science degree in exercise science/athletic training. 
Dr. Heithoff's interests include traveling with his wife and 2 sons. His interests include sports (especially the Hawkeyes and Vikings), movies, and reading. Outside of work, he also volunteers with the West Branch High School football team working with the athletic trainers to provide medical care on Friday nights.  This can include injury evaluation, treatment, and concussion monitoring. "My undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa was in athletic training so this is a way to use my knowledge and skills in sports medicine while at the same time being able to help our community."
Dr. Heithoff believes in forming partnerships with his patients, empowering them to make well-educated, thoughtful decisions about their own medical care. As he put this philosophy to work in his own practice, he has found that, "the art and science of medication can be rewarding to both the patient and the medical provider."
  Thomas Novak, MD
Dr. Novak received his medical education from University of Iowa, completed his residency at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has certification in Geriatric Medicine.

Outside of work Dr. Novak enjoys: gardening, bread baking, making jams, hiking, canoeing, camping, flyfishing, and volunteering. He has volunteered with Rotary International on several trips to provide medical care in Guatemala as part of a cleft lip and palate repair team and Mexico.  He also volunteers providing testing and referrals for individuals with substance use issues, or who are at risk for hepatitis or HIV at the Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition.  He is also establishing a monthly foot care service at the Iowa City Catholic Worker House for those in need.  He would like his patients to know that he was born and raised in Iowa and he loves being part of a small town with agricultural roots. "Mercy can provide the best healthy care recommendations when we know our patients well and can look at all the aspects of their lives that impact their health."  
  Kelcee Jarrard, ARNP
Kelcee received her BSN at St. Ambrose University, MSN-Family Nurse Practitioner at Allen College, and is certified by American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Kelcee understands the importance that patients are not just a number, but someone she listens to and gets to know.  What she would like her patients to know about her is she is "easy to talk to, you will not have to fear telling me anything because I will not judge, I am here to help."
Routine Services:
Geriatric/nursing home care
Physicals • School and sports physicals
Well-child exams
Pap smear • Adult wellness

Diagnostic Services:
EKG • Lab

Treatment Services:
Cryotherapy • Minor surgery
Laceration repair • Minor burn care

Mercy Family Medicine of West Branch, located at 206 Cookson Drive, will no longer participate in the Rural Health Clinic program and will terminate its RHC Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services effective May 6, 2020. The clinic will remain open to serve the healthcare needs of the community. Although the clinic will no longer participate in the Rural Health Clinic program, it will continue providing medical services as a free standing clinic and its providers will continue to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Questions regarding this notice should be directed to the office manager at 319-643-2516.