UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Nephrology

Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

03 Patients
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Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

01 Patients
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Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

00 Patients
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Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

05 Patients
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Pediatric Urgent Care - Cedar Rapids

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

Closed Patients
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Proctor First Care - East Peoria

2535 E. Washington St.
East Peoria, Illinois 61611

00 Patients
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Proctor First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

1909 North Morton Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic - Express

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

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

610 2nd Ave. NE
Cascade, Iowa 52033

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

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

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - East

1550 University Avenue
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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

09 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - West

2255 JFK Road
Dubuque, Iowa 52002

01 Patients
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Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Hwy 64 East
Anamosa, Iowa 52205

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

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

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

06 Patients
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Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Ave.
Marion, Iowa 52302

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

11 Patients
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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - San Marnan

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

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

07 Patients
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Urgent Care - Sunnybrook

5885 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, Iowa 51106

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Rd SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

00 Patients
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Walk-In Care

800 Kenyon Road
Suite S
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

03 Patients
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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.