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Anamosa, IA 52205

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1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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5185 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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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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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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3904 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Cascade

610 2nd Avenue Northeast
Cascade, IA 52033

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine and Walk-In Care - Peosta

8456 Commercial Ct
PO Box 80
Peosta, IA 52068

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UnityPoint Clinic First Care - East Peoria

2535 East Washington Street
East Peoria, IL 61611

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1120 East War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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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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2375 Edgewood Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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Nephrology at UnityPoint Clinic

Nephrology

What is Nephrology?

Nephrology is an internal medicine specialty that focuses on the treatment of kidney diseases and abnormalities. Nephrology encompasses the diseases that kidneys can create such as hypertension, as well as diseases that can cause kidney failure such as diabetes.

Importance of Healthy Kidneys

Although the kidneys are small organs, they are of vital importance. When functioning properly, kidneys filter between 120 to 150 quarts of blood. The kidneys are responsible for maintaining many mineral, hormonal and chemical levels within the blood and urine. These hormones are necessary for regulating blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and more.

What Does a Nephrologist Do?

Nephrologists are responsible for diagnosing and treating diseases that affect the kidneys and conditions originating in the kidney that impact other organs of the body. A nephrologist sees patients who have been referred to them by a primary care provider or an internal medicine doctor due to problems pertaining to their kidneys.

What Conditions Does a Nephrologist Treat?

Nephrologists work closely with patients to provide early disease detection, manage symptoms and provide treatment and solutions for a range of diseases and conditions; some of which include:

  • Electrolyte disorder
  • Kidney stones
  • Tubulointerstitial disease
  • Mineral metabolism
  • Acute kidney disease or acute kidney failure
  • Alport syndrome
  • Hematuria
  • Chronic kidney disease (CDK)
  • Glomerular disease
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • High Blood Pressure or hypertension

What Exams Does a Nephrologist Perform?

Nephrologists are responsible for managing many diseases and conditions that impact the kidney or originate within the kidney. In addition to generic blood testing and radiology tests, nephrologists may also perform the following procedures:

  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Urinalysis
  • Cystoscopy
  • Albumin test
  • eGFR
  • BUN test
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Calcium test
  • Magnesium test
  • Creatinine blood test
  • Electrophoresis
  • Dialysis
  • Kidney transplant

What to Expect at a Nephrology Appointment?

A nephrologist will begin by reviewing the patient's medical history followed by a full physical. Blood and urine tests are typically performed first to help the doctor understand how the kidneys are functioning. The nephrologist will then work with an experienced team of doctors, lab technicians and dietitians to ensure the best care and treatment is provided.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Nephrology

Nephrologists at UnityPoint Clinic offer specialty treatment and services in the areas of blood pressure management, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, renal disease and dialysis. Our nephrologists and medical staff coordinate care to ensure proper diagnosis and management of kidney diseases to enhance your quality of life.