UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Pediatrics

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 - Morton

621 W. Jackson Avenue
Morton, Illinois 61550

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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

8914 N. Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61604

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Washington)

209 N. Cummings Lane
Washington, Illinois 61571

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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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Pediatrics

What is Pediatrics?

Pediatrics is the medical care, physical development and mental health of infants, children and adolescents. With a focus on physical, mental and social development, a pediatrician can help a child in the early developmental stages, all the way to 21 years of age. Finding the right pediatric doctor is important because they will build a trusting and long-term relationship with both you and your child and most important, help your child live a healthier life.

What Does a Pediatrician Do?

Pediatricians are responsible for the physical well-being and mental health of a child from infancy to adulthood. Beginning in the early stages of a child's life, a pediatrician’s careful observations are crucial to ensuring proper development. Through structured assessments and early mediation, a pediatrician can diagnose and treat acute and chronic disorders. They also treat general health issues, illnesses, injuries and infections, and administer health screenings and immunizations to keep children healthy. Pediatric care has many benefits:

  • Preventative care and health promotion with each individual patient in mind.
  • Education for patients and parents to help foster a healthy lifestyle from the start.
  • Forms a trustworthy relationship between doctors, parents and their children.
  • Tracks developmental progress and growth.
  • Collaborative care for additional expertise.
  • Treatment and control of severe and life-threatening diseases.
  • Decreases rates of infant and child mortality.

What Conditions Does a Pediatrician Treat?

  • Common Illnesses and Infections: coughs, colds, flu, fevers, rashes, ear infections, pink eye and more
  • Injuries: falls, burns, lacerations, sprains, fractures, eye injuries and more
  • Asthma: the most common chronic disease in children. Pediatricians assess and treat symptoms and help families understand the triggers of asthma so they can better manage the care.
  • Chronic Allergies: pediatricians can test for food, skin, pet, seasonal and other allergies and may work with a pediatric allergist on specific treatment plans.
  • Childhood Obesity: pediatricians work with families to prevent long-term weight-related health issues by creating a plan of action specifically coordinated for the child.
  • Special Needs: children with cognitive, physical or developmental conditions, or chronic illnesses.
  • Cancers: a pediatric subspecialist in the cancer field is a benefit in the treatment of a child or teen diagnosed with cancer.

What Services Does a Pediatrician Perform?

Regular Physical Exams

Infancy well-baby exams are a good way to monitor a child’s growth and development. The pediatrician will do a head-to-toe physical exam within 3 to 5 days after birth. After that, it is recommended your child see their pediatrician every 2-4 months within the first year. Each stage of a child's development is plotted on a growth chart. The child’s size will be compared to other children of the same age to determine what percentile they are in. As a child grows older, physical exams will become less frequent but no less important. Schools and other recreational programs will require a child to partake in a Pre-participation Physical Examination (PPE). This exam will help determine if a child is ready for that particular sport.

Vaccinations and Immunizations Updates

The pediatrician will recommend vaccinations and immunizations for a child from 0-18 years of age. These are critical to helping stop and prevent the spread of childhood diseases. The following list of vaccines has been approved to help to safeguard children from diseases:

  • HBV: helps limit the spread of Hepatitis B.
  • Hib Vaccine: assists in preventing the disease known as Haemophilus influenzae type b.
  • Pneumococcal Vaccine: vaccine against streptococcus pneumoniae. DTaP: vaccine that helps with prevention of diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough.
  • Polio: vaccine used to combat poliomyelitis.
  • MMR: vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella.
  • Varicella: vaccine to protect against the chickenpox.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics

Keeping your kids healthy and happy is important. At UnityPoint Clinic, it’s our priority every day. Our pediatricians are experts in children’s health, providing care for infants to young adults, including well-child exams, immunizations, physicals, treatment of illnesses and injuries and more. By working together as a team and involving you in the decision making, we create a plan based on what’s best for your child. Then we coordinate the care needed to achieve your goals. Healthy kids, happy families – that’s our priority!