Newton pediatrician passes away

Dr. Ruth Spierenburg, 68, peditrician at Kid Care MD in Newton, passed away on Monday of a heart attack, according to her staff.

Spierenburg, a resident of Pella, received her certification from the American Board of Pediatrics, went to medical school at New York Medical School, completed her internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and her fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Patients with appointments this week should go to the Newton Clinic, which will be covering Spierenburg appointments. For those in need of a prescription refill should call their pharmacy or Kid Care MD at (641) 792-6676.