Blank Children's Pediatrics, a hospital outpatient department of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines – Iowa Methodist Medical Center, offers a primary care office and medical home for patients from birth to 21 years. Our pediatricians are here to listen and partner with you for all your child's ages and stages, from newborns and toddlers to children and adolescents. This includes well-baby checks and well-child exams, sports physicals, illnesses, immunizations and other medical needs for children.
As part of the national Reach Out and Read program, our patients (from 6 months to 5 years old) receive a free book upon each well-child visit.
We are also a residency teaching clinic, which means medical students and residents work alongside experienced staff pediatricians as part of their training.
If Your Child is Sick
You are encouraged to call your child's clinic with any health-related questions. During normal clinic hours, your care team is available to speak with you. After hours, you will be connected to a health information service staffed by registered nurses and pediatricians on call who will answer your questions and help coordinate the care you need.
Recommended Immunization Schedule (Ages 0-6)
Recommended Immunization Schedule (Ages 7-18)
- Debra Bixler, DO
- Nathan Boonstra, MD
- Tria Doner, DNP, ARNP, CPNP
- Deb Downing, MSN, ARNP, CPNP
- Eric Haugen, MD
- Chris Kabriel, DO, MPH
- Amy Lindgren, ARNP
- Lisa Menzies, MD
- Marianka Pille, MD
- Orrin Probst, DO
- Terri Rater, MSN, ARNP, FNP
- Carissa Scheve, MSN, ARNP, CPNP
- Amy Shriver, MD
- Andrew Sims, DO
About Blank Children's Pediatrics
Our family-friendly location provides the best possible health care for children and their families. Designed just for kids, our clinic provides comprehensive coordinated medical care for children in an outpatient location by a multi-disciplinary team of pediatric specialists.
Blank Children's Pediatrics in Des Moines has been awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.