Mercy: Excellence. Every Day in Every Way.

Mercy Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic


8421 Plum Drive

Urbandale, IA 50322






Medication Requests

You will need to be evaluated by a physician before medication can be prescribed. If you are currently taking a regular medicine for a specific condition, you may need laboratory testing before refills can be authorized. Arrangements can be made with the clinic for the appropriate tests.

Arthritis & Osteoporosis

We welcome you as a patient and appreciate the opportunity to provide you with medical services. Our physicians and staff at the
Mercy Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center are dedicated to the compassionate care of rheumatology patients. We strive to deliver
competent, courteous, convenient and cost-effective medical care.


Arthritis affects one of every six Iowans. Many resolve to live with arthritic pain but arthritis and the pain it causes can be controlled through medical management and treatment. We believe you play an integral role in the care we provide; we will work with you as a partner in achieving your good health.  Our physicians are board-certified in rheumatology (the study of arthritis) and internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the strength of your bones, causing them to become brittle and prone to fracture.  After age 50, women have a 40 percent lifetime risk of suffering a fracture from osteoporosis. Our center has been a leader in the fight for prevention and treatment of osteoporosis, the disease that causes this common problem. As part of our high standard of care, our physicians are certified by the International Society of Clinical Densiometry.

One of our Featured Physicians

Dr. Pittman provides care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, vasculitis, osteoarthritis, and osteoporosis. He has also trained in ultrasound-guided joint aspiration and injection procedures.

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Mercy Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center
Address 8421 Plum Drive, Urbandale IA 50322
Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday    8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Phone 515-643-9699
Fax 515-643-9698
Providers Alan Braun, M.D.
Mark Burdt, D.O.
Steven Craig, MD
Michael Finan, M.D.
Joseph Gilg, M.D.
Kristin Harts, M.D.
Deana Hoganson, MD
Susan Jacobi, M.D.
Cory Pittman, M.D.
Mary Radia, D.O.
Lawrence Rettenmaier, M.D.
Christopher Ronkar, M.D.
Erik D. Swenson, M.D.
Lindsey Clark, PA-C
Laurie Hughell, PA-C


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If you need a physician after the clinic is closed, call the clinic number and you will receive the answering service. This service will then page the physician on-call.

Test Results

If you need a test that requires lengthy processing, tell our staff how you would like to be notified of the results, which you will
receive within two weeks. If we have been unable to notify you of the outcome, please call the office.

Forms To Bring With You:

It is also helpful to bring a list of questions that you would like to ask your physician or physician assistant during your visit.