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Jones Regional Medical Center Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Highway 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Bett Plex)

5185 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

03 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Lindale)

153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Marshalltown)

55 Central Iowa Drive
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50703

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Rd.
Hiawatha, IA 52233

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peoria)

8914 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61615

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Prairie Parkway)

5100 Prairie Parkway
Cedar Falls, IA 50613

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 East San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA 50702

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 North Cummings Lane
Washington, IL 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waverly)

101 Cedar River Pkwy 101
Waverly, IA 50677

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express at Duck Creek

1417 Kimberly Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic Express - United Medical Park

1731 West Ridgeway Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701

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UnityPoint Clinic Express (Fort Dodge)

2728 2nd Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Muscatine, IA 52761

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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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UnityPoint Clinic First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 East War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th Street Southwest
Altoona, IA 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ankeny Medical Park

3625 North Ankeny Boulevard
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA 50310

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 Southeast 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50320

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 John F Kennedy Road
Dubuque, IA 52002

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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The Importance of Your Annual Preventive Health Exam

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Many adults might not think a yearly checkup is really necessary, especially when they consider themselves to be in good health. However, nearly one third of the 133 million Americans living with a chronic disease are unaware of their health condition. In fact, a chronic disease causes 7 out of every 10 deaths.

Preventive care to offset a chronic disease should be woven into all aspects of life, including where and how we live, learn, work, exercise, as well as our health care. Getting a yearly checkup is important in maintaining good health, and should be an integral part of anyone’s health care routine.

Annual Exams Provide Important Health Statistics


In most cases, it’s better safe than sorry. Going to the doctor each year for an update on your vitals is a good way to stay on top of your overall health. Your weight, height, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol are common items that your doctor may measure during your exam. If they see a sudden spike in your blood pressure, for example, further tests can be conducted and a treatment plan can be put in place before the condition becomes severe. An average annual physical can include things like:

  • A comprehensive physical exam catered to your age, gender, and specific risk factors
  • EKG to check for heart health
  • Examination of respiratory health
  • Skin screening to check for dermatological health
  • Lab tests, including blood count and cholesterol
  • BMI (body mass index) testing 
  • Screenings for age- and gender-appropriate cancer risk factors

Importance of Preventive Care


The saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" is especially true when applied to health care. When you come to UnityPoint Clinic for your annual exam, you are making an important decision to take responsibility for your health and overall quality of life. Rather than treating a condition after it has progressed, preventive care focuses on preventing disease and maintaining proper health by incorporating a healthy lifestyle. Your doctor will be able to recommend preventive care steps and goals depending on your overall health, family history, gender and age.

Schedule Your Annual Exam at UnityPoint Clinic


When it comes to your health, you want to know that you are receiving patient-centered care during your annual exam. UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine physicians are specialized in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of symptoms and diseases in children and adults of all ages. They provide comprehensive health care that is based on a patient's family history and are committed to providing continuous quality care to every member of the family through every stage in life. Contact us today to schedule your annual physical exam!