Pediatric Gastroenterology | Blank Children's Hospital in Des Moines

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

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

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2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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

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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

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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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2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Blank Children's Hospital

Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is the diagnosis and treatment of problems in the digestive system, including the stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas. The gastroenterology (GI) team at Blank Children's Hospital provides testing and treatment for children and teens who have complex gastrointestinal illnesses.  We partner with you to identify and understand the condition your child is experiencing, and develop a plan to meet the needs of your child and family.

Our Providers

Your Child's First Clinic Visit

Your child's first visit at the Blank Children's Gastroenterology Clinic will probably be the longest. Please plan to be at the clinic for approximately one hour. We ask that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes ahead of your child's appointment. 

Please read our New Patient Letter for important information, including guidelines and policies.

We also ask that you complete the following forms and bring them with you to your appointment:

Reminder for Regular Appointments

Prior approvals from your child's primary provider and insurance plan may be necessary before each visit.

Please bring the following items to each appointment:

  • Photo ID
  • Current Insurance Card
  • List of Current Medications

Referrals from Non-UnityPoint Health Clinics

The clinic team must complete the Request for Consultation or Transfer of Care form and fax it to (515) 241-8789 with the following additional information:

  1. Patient demographics
  2. Related medical imaging or lab work
  3. Growth chart
  4. Related office notes
  5. Patient's insurance card

For an urgent referral, please also have the referring physician call the GI physician.