Meet the SHINE Team at Blank Children's Hospital | Des Moines, IA

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

04 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

07 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Meet the SHINE Team

Lane Moser, MD, MPH

Lane Moser is a pediatric palliative care physician for Blank Children’s Hospital/UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. Lane received his baccalaureate degree from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He received a combined MD/MPH degree from the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine. Lane completed his pediatric residency training at Blank Children’s Hospital. Following residency, Lane undertook fellowship training in hospice and palliative medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital. Currently, Lane delivers care to children and families living with serious illnesses throughout Iowa as a member of the SHINE Perinatal and Pediatric Palliative Care Program. Outside of the workplace, Lane enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, and home improvement projects.

Rich Robus, MD

Rich Robus is a pediatrician for UnityPoint Clinic—Pediatrics at Methodist Plaza. Rich received his baccalaureate degree from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He returned to Iowa to attend medical school at the University of Iowa. Rich completed his pediatric residency training at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Following residency, Rich served an additional year at Children’s Mercy Hospital as Chief Resident before moving to Des Moines to develop the pediatric hospitalist service at Blank Children’s Hospital. Rich subsequently served as the Pediatric Residency Director for Blank Children’s Hospital. He currently practices general pediatrics with special interest in children with complex and chronic medical conditions and is serving as the Medical Director for the SHINE perinatal and pediatric palliative care program. Outside of the workplace, Rich enjoys spending time with his children and family and boating.

Stephanie Nemmers, MSN, ARNP, CPNP

 

Stephanie Nemmers  is a pediatric nurse practitioner for Blank Children’s Hospital/ UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. Stephanie received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Iowa. She received her masters and post masters degrees as a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Stephanie is board certified and has pediatric experience in palliative care, oncology, acute care, intensive care, enteral/parenteral nutrition, bone marrow transplant, organ transplant, and general pediatrics. Currently, Stephanie delivers care to children and families living with complex chronic illnesses throughout Iowa as a member of the SHINE perinatal and pediatric palliative care program. Outside of the workplace, Stephanie enjoys reading, gardening, and spending time with her husband and cat.

Melissa Lipovac, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC

Melissa Lipovac is a family nurse practitioner for UnityPoint Health – Des Moines. She received her baccalaureate degree from Grinnell College. Melissa received her post-baccalaureate certificate (Master’s Nursing and Healthcare Practice program) from the University of Iowa. She received her doctorate of nursing practice degree as a family nurse practitioner from Creighton University. She is board certified and has experience in palliative care. Currently, Melissa delivers care to children and families living with complex chronic illness throughout central Iowa as a member of the SHINE perinatal and pediatric palliative care program. Outside of the workplace, she enjoys spending time making and sharing memories with her family and friends.