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Supporting people through the challenges
and opportunities of aging since 1975.

Dr. Mark Strong and Dr. Matty Mathivannan of Sibley Physician Group at Iona Senior Services


 October 25, 2010

 Contact:  Meg Artley, Director of Development and Communications

 (202) 895-9401

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 WASHINGTON, DC -- Iona Senior Services announced today an exciting collaboration with Sibley Memorial Hospital.  Beginning last week, two physicians from the Sibley Physician Group will keep regular office hours on the second floor of Iona’s Breckinridge Building at 4125 Albemarle Street, NW.  Both doctors are internal medicine physicians.  They are available for new patients and accept Medicare, Medicaid and all insurances accepted by Sibley.

 “Adding medical care to the variety of programs and services offered at Iona is a tremendous step forward and a unique partnership benefiting older residents of the District and Maryland,” says Sally S. White, Executive Director of Iona Senior Services.  “Since Iona’s founding 35 years ago, we have counted Sibley as one of our most supportive partners.  We are so pleased that our partnership has deepened and strengthened in this way, and that together Sibley and Iona will be able to offer our community an amazing synergy of services to help people age well and live well. ”

 Dr. Mark D. Strong is a board certified internist with a special interest in malignant hypertension, dermatologic disorders and rheumatologic problems.  He received his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and did his internship and residency in internal medicine at the Washington Hospital Center.  Dr. Strong has been in private practice for six years.

 Dr. Matty Mathivannan is a board certified internist who completed his internal medicine residency at the Albany Medical Center in Albany, NY.  For the past twelve years, he has worked at the Washington Hospital Center.  His interests include hypertensive, diabetes, thyroid and cholesterol management, well-woman exams, routine physical exams and preventive health maintenance.  Dr. Mathivannan is also certified in High Resolution Anoscopy (HRA).

 For appointments call (202) 660-7800.

 Iona Senior Services was founded in 1975 to support people as they face the challenges and opportunities of aging.  Iona educates, advocates and provides community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well.  Iona has had medical professional on staff for years in the Weinberg Adult Day Health, Wellness and Arts Center.  The Consultation, Care Management and Counseling department at Iona has had a registered nurse on staff for over ten years, helping seniors and families navigate the challenges associated with medical crisis or condition.