The endocrinology and diabetes team at Blank Children's Endocrinology, a hospital outpatient department of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines – Iowa Methodist Medical Center, provides education and long-term care for children and teens with Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes), Type 2 diabetes and other endocrine disorders, such as puberty, growth and thyroid disorders. In addition to caring for your child, we believe in helping you learn about endocrine disorder and diabetes symptoms and teaching you how to best manage your child's condition. Our team is experienced in caring for growing children, and your endocrinologist will work closely with physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, certified diabetes educators, dietitians and social workers to provide the best treatment possible. We work closely with you and your child's pediatrician to help your child thrive.
Blank Children's Hospital is home to a dedicated pediatric diabetes program - one of only a few in the state of Iowa. This pediatric diabetes program is accredited by the American Diabetes Association. In addition to our location in Des Moines, we also provide outreach at McFarland Clinic in Ames, Iowa.
- Patria Alba, MD
- Jennifer Cook, MD
- Teresa Monsod-Borromeo, MD
- Courtney Reints, DNP, ARNP, CPNP
- Erin Richardson, MD
- Dan Sleiter, MSN, ARNP, CPNP
Your Child's First Visit
Your child's first visit to the Blank Children's Endocrinology will probably be the longest visit since you may see multiple health care providers. We ask that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes early for your child's appointment to complete the registration process. Please plan to be in the office for two to three hours for most visits.
Prior approvals from your child's primary provider and insurance plan may be necessary before each visit.
National Recognition for Quality Care
Blank CHildren's Endocrinology has received NCQA Recognition as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP).