UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Family Medicine

Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

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Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

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Pediatric Urgent Care - Cedar Rapids

855 A Avenue NE
Suite 300A
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

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

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Ave. NE
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Peosta

8456 Peosta Commercial Court
P.O. Box 80
Peosta, Iowa 52068

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - East

1550 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002

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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

1001 N. Center Point Road
Suite A
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

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Walk-In Care

800 Kenyon Road
Suite S
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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Family Medicine 

What is Family Medicine?

Family medicine covers the treatment of a wide variety of symptoms and diseases in individuals ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics. There are many aspects of family medicine that benefit individuals of all ages and health backgrounds. Family history, age, diet and lifestyle are several contributing factors to determine when health care is necessary. The patient can be cared for by one specific family doctor who can take care of an individual and their entire family’s needs, from pediatric to adult/geriatric care. The foundation of family medicine is an ongoing, personal relationship between the individual and their doctor. By working together as a team and involving the patient in the decision making, we create a plan based on your goals and then coordinate the care to achieve those goals – so you can be your healthiest.

What Does a Family Doctor Do?

Unlike other specialists, family doctors are uniquely trained to treat individuals as a whole person, regardless of age or sex. They provide specialized care for health issues that are of common occurrence during every stage of the patient’s life. In addition to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses, your family doctor provides routine health screenings and discusses lifestyle changes to prevent illnesses before they develop. Family doctors also have a working relationship with specialists to continue care that needs specific expertise. They will guide and coordinate all aspects of the patient’s care. Near your home or office, your family doctors are part of a trusted health care system that offers comprehensive, coordinated care through every stage of life.

What Conditions Does a Family Doctor Treat?

Family medicine covers anything from annual exams and preventative care to treatment for illnesses and injuries no matter the patient’s age or race. A family can rest safely knowing their primary care doctor is responsible for their family’s ongoing health care needs.

A physical exam should occur annually with your family doctor, especially for those over age 50. Doctors will cater to the patient’s particular age, gender, and individual risk factors to ensure they receive the care they need. This exam is also a great time to check for things that may otherwise go unnoticed.

What Services do Family Doctors Provide?

Family doctors are well versed in many aspects of medicine and perform a wide variety of services. Focusing on preventative and routine care, family doctors offer a variety of services for people of all ages including but not limited to:

  • Preventive Care: routine and annual exams, blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol checks and neurological, lung and head and neck exams, etc.
  • Short-term Illness or Injuries: any treatment for an injury or illness.
  • Women’s Health: pap smears, pelvic and breast exams, prenatal and postpartum care.
  • Men’s Health: regular check-ups, healthy lifestyle tips and prostate exams.
  • Children and Adolescents: pediatric health care for infants, and children and adolescents often until individuals are 18 years of age.
  • Immunizations: flu shots and allergy injections.
  • Asthma Treatment: working with the patient to determine treatment options.
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Care: treatment of any disease that may affect the ears, nose, and throat.
  • High cholesterol: a low-fat diet, exercise and medications can reduce high cholesterol and risk for heart disease and stroke
  • High blood pressure: medications are commonly used to control hypertension and decrease risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease
  • Obesity: when weight and body mass exceed healthy limits, there is increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, digestive problems, breathing problems and arthritis
  • Diabetes: different diabetes types require different treatment but can be managed or cured with the right medical care
  • Treatment of Chronic Conditions: developing a plan best suited to treat a particular individual’s needs.
  • Bone and Joint Care: any treatment specific to bone and joint care and breaks and fractures of the bone.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine

The benefits of having a primary care doctor are endless. A family doctor knows the patient/family history and has access to the personal health care records. That means they can better coordinate the patient’s care, no matter where that may be, between the doctor’s office, the hospital or care at home. Individuals that have an ongoing relationship with their family doctor have been shown to have better overall health and quality of life. Our team of UnityPoint Health family medicine doctors is committed to providing the best outcome for every patient every time.