UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Neonatology

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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Neonatology

What is Neonatology?

Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics focused on the medical care of newborns that require advanced care or need extra monitoring. Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) provide equipment designed for newborns that need specialized treatment. Premature infants, low-weight infants or infants with congenital defects can become easily overwhelmed with their new surroundings so it is important to monitor everything from light, noise, temperature and even physical contact to help provide a protective and supportive environment for their bodies.

What Does a Neonatologist Do?

UnityPoint Clinic neonatologists are trained specialists that handle the most complex and high-risk newborn situations. Neonatologists can diagnose and treat newborns with breathing disorders, infections and critical illnesses. The entire team within the NICU follows the coordinated care plan determined by the neonatologist to ensure the best care for the patient and family.

What is a NICU?

The NICU, usually located in the hospital, maintains stabilized environments for your newborn to provide comfort. They control the amount of light and noises, temperature, humidity and oxygen flow, as well as advanced treatments depending upon your newborns personal needs.

What is a NICU?

The NICU, usually located in the hospital, maintains stabilized environments for your newborn to provide comfort. They control the amount of light and noises, temperature, humidity and oxygen flow, as well as advanced treatments depending upon your newborns personal needs.

What Services and Treatments do the NICU Provide?

NICUs provide many levels of care depending on the needs of your newborn. NICUs also provide monitoring and stabilization to more critical care such as transfusions and surgeries. Our NICUs provide personal care and treatment to meet the needs of your newborn.

Most common reasons newborns are admitted to the NICU:

  • Premature Infants: Babies born before the 37th-week mark are classified as premature. These infants may need more care and attention because they might have underdeveloped organs or other difficulties after birth.
  • Low Birth Weight: Babies who are premature or full term can be classified as having low birth weight, anything less than 5 pounds, 8 ounces. These newborns could be at higher risk of breathing problems, low blood sugar and difficulty keeping warm.
  • Anemia: Condition where newborns have low red blood cell count. Newborns with Anemia are at risk of respiratory distress, swelling, enlarged liver and increased production of bilirubin which leads to jaundice, a yellowing of the skin and whites of eyes.
  • Apnea: Condition in which newborns have pauses in breathing lasting for more than 20 seconds, possibly due to underdeveloped parts of the brain that control the drive to breathe or due to illness.
  • Bradycardia: Abnormal slowing of the heart usually due to low oxygen levels in the blood. Bradycardia could be due to Apnea or a heart defect.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Neonatologists

Our neonatology experts at UnityPoint Clinic are committed to providing newborns with the best technology and treatments to help your baby. We understand this is a difficult time for you and your family that's why we have caring, specially trained staff committed to providing 24 hour care support for your newborn.