A local doctor is dead following a boating accident Sunday night on the Mississippi River in LeClaire.
Dr. Anita L. Pinc's employer, The Group Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.C. and Revive at The Group Medical Spa, in a media statement on Monday confirmed that Pinc was killed in the accident.
“The Group Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.C. and Revive at The Group Medical Spa family are mourning over the tragic death of Anita L. Pinc, D.O. Dr. Anita Pinc was killed in a boating accident August 16, 2020 in LeClaire, IA,” according to a statement released Monday afternoon. “Her death is a loss to the entire Group family and to the many patients who benefited from her skills.”
The accident happened around 7:00 Sunday night. Travis Graves with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Monday the incident involved a high-end fishing boat and a runabout. He said there were injuries of individuals in both boats, but would not say whether anyone was taken to the hospital.
Graves said the incident remains under investigation and the IDNR hopes to release more information later.
According to the media statement from The Group Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists, P.C. and Revive at The Group Medical Spa:
Dr. Anita Pinc grew up in Naperville, Illinois and attended Augustana College receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in psychology. She received her medical degree from Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and it was at that time that she acquired an interest in Obstetrics and Gynecology. She completed her internship at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital and Michael Reese Hospital. Anita moved to Toledo, Ohio to complete her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and upon completion of her residency, Dr. Pinc returned to the Quad Cities to begin her practice in 2001.
A fellow of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr. Pinc was passionate in providing the highest quality care, compassionate care to her patients. Dr. Pinc delivered in excess of 2,000 “bundles of joy” to Quad City parents in her 19 years of practice. In addition to her busy OB-Gyn schedule she served as Medical Director for sister company, Revive at The Group Medical Spa. Outside of medicine, she raised four wonderful children and was actively involved in their life adventures. She wore a beautiful smile, and was always admired for her kind, compassionate spirit and strong faith. She advocated for many local charities and community organizations and loved spending time with her family and friends, exploring nature, gardening, dancing, running, hiking, and skiing.
The loss of Anita will be felt by the community and Group family for a long time. She will be tremendously missed. She was universally loved by her patients, colleagues, and friends.
To those with future appointments, the remaining seven physicians at The Group, along with seven certified nurse midwives, two advanced nurse practitioners, and physicians assistant have opened their schedules for patients with future appointments to assure the continuity of her quality, compassionate care.