Kate L. Iwamoto, M.D., is a pediatrician with Mercy Family Care Physicians in Downtown Baltimore.
Mercy's team of cancer doctors diagnose and treat melanoma, a very serious form of skin cancer.
The Gynecologic Oncology Center is a long-standing leader in women's cancer treatment. Mercy Medical Center is the recipient of numerous awards in Women's Health.
Mercy offers emergency care on the Downtown Baltimore campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (410-332-9477) with access to a trained emergency medicine team, diagnostic services and consultations with specialists.
In case of an Emergency, Dial 911 and follow the instructions of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) team.
Mercy Medical Center's downtown campus includes our Main Hospital - The Mary Catherine Bunting Center, McAuley Plaza and The Weinberg Center.
General visiting hours at Mercy are 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Hours vary by floor, please check with the nursing staff or call 410-332-9555.
Remicade, also known as infliximab, is a treatment option for inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Remicade infusion has shown to have substantial success for patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Patients from Baltimore and throughout the Mid-Atlantic region turn to Mercy gastroenterologists for their expertise in understanding the benefits of Remicade infusion for inflammatory bowel disease treatment.
Mercy offers Remicade infusion at multiple locations throughout the Baltimore area.
Remicade, used to treat various autoimmune disorders, blocks a substance in the body called tumor necrosis factor (TNF). Remicade is a protein that recognizes, attaches to, and blocks the actions of the TNF to reduce inflammation in the body. Although Remicade will not cure inflammatory bowel disease, it may help patients feel better and relieve symptoms. The treatment goal is steroid sparing and mucosal healing.
Remicade is an IV-infused medication given over two hours by a nurse dedicated to caring for Remicade infusion patients.
Patients can schedule Remicade infusion treatment appointments at:
A patient from Mercy shares her story of living with ulcerative colitis and finding relief in Remicade treatments.
The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy Medical Center brings Baltimore-based top gastroenterologists, doctors, surgeons and specialists to the patient communities of the Mid-Atlantic region with leading treatments for diseases and conditions affecting the digestive tract, including liver and hepatobiliary diseases, inflammatory bowel and colorectal diseases such as Crohn's disease or colitis, conditions of the pancreas, heartburn and reflux disease (GERD), and stomach and intestinal disorders.
Dr. Lisa Pichney is a gastroenterologist with The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy. She is known for her devotion to her patients and as an advocate for health screening and treatment.
Jeanette was proactive in her regular physical exams but had put off a colonoscopy because her health was good and her family history was clear.