Dr. Ronald Downs Expands His Practice to Goshen

Area plastic surgeon, Dr. Ronald K. Downs, F.A.C.S., announced that he will begin seeing patients at IU Health Goshen The Retreat Women’s Health Center starting Monday, March 16; focusing on breast reconstruction and hand surgery.

Dr. Downs, president and founder of The Center, P.C., completed his plastic surgery training at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and has practiced in the Mishawaka and Elkhart area since 1992. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

“Dr. Downs is a talented plastic surgeon, who will add another dimension to the highly successful practice here at The Retreat” stated Laura L. Morris, MD, MBA, FACS, medical director, IU Health Goshen The Retreat Women’s Health Center. “Dr. Downs’ skills and qualifications will help us bring our already established practice to a whole new level in patient care quality and satisfaction,” says Dr. Morris. “We have been growing steadily, and the addition of another highly qualified plastic surgeon to the Goshen area is extremely beneficial—especially to breast cancer patients looking for reconstruction surgery.”

“I’m honored to be affiliated with this exceptional facility,” said Dr. Downs. “IU Health Goshen is known for its collaboration with physicians and clinics in the regions where they are located. It’s an outstanding way to provide the highest level of patient care while reducing costs by eliminating duplicated services.”

Active in the local, state and national medical communities, Dr. Downs is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Indiana State Medical Association, Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society and Rush Surgical Society and is active in breast reconstruction research.

Dr. Downs will be seeing patients in the Goshen location every 2nd and 4th Monday from 8 a.m. to noon. Patients interested in scheduling an appointment can call 574-968-9100.

The Centre, P.C. is a comprehensive plastic surgery practice that offers surgical and non-surgical solutions and delivers professional care to patients throughout northern Indiana and southern Michigan.

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Dr. Downs
Dr. Downs

Ronald K. Downs, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded The Centre, P.C. in Elkhart, Indiana in 1992. He is an active member in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Downs is also a member of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, The American Medical Association, The Ohio Valley Plastic Surgery Society, The Rush Surgical Society, and The Indiana State Medical Association where he serves on the board of directors and has served as the president from 2003 to 2004.

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Dr. Viscardi
Dr. Viscardi

Patrick J. Viscardi, M.D. has been part of the surgical team at The Centre, P.C. since 1998. Dr. Viscardi graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, as a summa cum laude. He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from the University of Rochester in New York. Dr. Viscardi completed his internship and general surgery residency at the University of Louisville, where he served as chief resident from 1994 to 1995.

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