Specialty care expands at WinnMed with second OB-GYN specialist

Mayo Clinic Health System Decorah Clinic Physicians is pleased to welcome Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) specialist Anthonie Lopez Cortes, M.D., to WinnMed.

Dr. Lopez Cortes was born and raised in Puerto Rico. He practiced in Clinton, Iowa for eight years prior to joining Mayo Clinic Health System. Dr. Lopez Cortes earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Turabo University in Puerto Rico and his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, in joint collaboration with the Northeast Medical School in Tampico, Mexico. He completed specialty training through residency from Michigan State University. He is currently a Fellow and Certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lopez Cortes is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Lopez Cortes is joined in the community by his wife and two daughters.

Dr. Lopez Cortes provides expertise in the full spectrum of Obstetrics and Gynecology with emphasis in the management of high risk obstetrics, urogynecology, and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery.  Additionally, he specializes in diagnosing and treating vaginal discomfort, pelvic organ prolapse, acute and chronic pelvic pain and abnormal uterine bleeding.

He says, “I come from a family deeply rooted in the medical field and my interest in medicine stems from my childhood; my father and youngest sister are both emergency medicine physicians. As an OB-GYN physician, in many cases I can make an immediate difference in my patients’ quality of life through minimally invasive gynecology treatments.”

Speaking of his obstetric practice, he says, “You become part of a growing family who is welcoming a baby, and that joy is almost unmatched.”

At WinnMed, Dr. Lopez Cortes joins Mark Ballard, M.D., in the full time obstetrics and gynecology specialty. 

Together, they provide:

  • Routine and higher risk prenatal and obstetrical care
  • GYN specialty care and surgery: menstrual irregularities and abnormal uterine bleeding, pelvic masses and organ prolapse, female urinary incontinence, cervical disorders, acute and chronic pelvic pain, vaginal discomfort
  • Infertility care
  • Contraception care
  • Menopause care
  • Preconceptual counseling

Dr. Lopes Cortez says, “The reputation of the Mayo Clinic is well known around the world and in medical education groups for innovation, research and always providing the best medical care with a patient focus approach. I genuinely relate to this principle and it mirrors the way I was trained and how I practice medicine. When the opportunity arose to be part of Mayo Clinic Health System and WinnMed, it was clear to me that this was the next step in my career.”

Make an appointment

Dr. Lopez Cortes is accepting new patients at WinnMed in Decorah. To schedule an appointment , call 563-382-2911 or request an appointment through MyChart.

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