UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Pulmonology

Express Care - Bettendorf

3415 53rd Avenue
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

01 Patients
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Express Care - Moline

106 19th Avenue
Suite 103
Moline, Illinois 61265

03 Patients
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Express Care - North Port

3426 North Port Drive
Suite 200
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

01 Patients
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Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265

01 Patients
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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

00 Patients
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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

00 Patients
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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

06 Patients
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Urgent Care - Hiawatha

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

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

00 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

01 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

06 Patients
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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

01 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

02 Patients
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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

02 Patients
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Pulmonology

What is Pulmonology?

Pulmonology is the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases. The lungs can affect many parts of the body including the heart, kidneys and oxygenation of the blood. Lung diseases and disorders can make breathing difficult and also cause disruptions in sleep patterns.

What Does a Pulmonologist Do?

Pulmonary specialists, also known as pulmonologists, are doctors who are specifically trained to diagnose and treat diseases, conditions and abnormalities of the lungs and respiratory system. Pulmonologists work with patients who have respiratory tract issues and patients in need of life support and mechanical ventilation.

What Conditions Does a Pulmonologists Treat?

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pneumonia
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder)
  • Emphysema
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Lung Cancer
  • ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Transplant
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis
  • Sarcoidosis of the Lungs
  • SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

What Tests Does a Pulmonologists Perform?

Pulmonologists perform pulmonary function tests to measure how well the lungs work to detect and diagnose lung diseases. They also measure how a patient is progressing during lung disease treatment. Pulmonary function tests are performed using a spirometer, an instrument that measures how quickly air flows in and out of the lungs. Patients will simply blow into a mouthpiece that is connected to the spirometer. The pulmonologist may ask patients to breathe normally through the mouthpiece or blow forcefully. Based off the data results from the spirometry test, pulmonologists determine if other tests are necessary. These tests may include chest X-rays or blood tests to measure the amount of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood.

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation, otherwise known as pulmonary rehab, is a program designed to help those suffering from chronic lung disorders. Pulmonary rehabilitation does not replace medical treatment but instead, it works in conjunction with the following medical treatments:

  • Monitored Exercise: An exercise program is designed for each individual based on their initial physical evaluation. Monitored exercise builds the strength and endurance of patients to help improve their ability to perform daily activities, helps the time of recovery and ideally enables patients to return to work.
  • Nutrition Guidance: During pulmonary rehabilitation, a dietitian counsels each patient on nutrition in order to maintain a healthy weight, a healthy body and improve their quality of life.
  • Health Education: While completing pulmonary rehabilitation, patients are educated on their lung disease or condition and how to manage it successfully. Participants receive information on techniques to improve their breathing and learn how to conserve energy.
  • Psychosocial Support: Managing a chronic lung condition can be challenging. Pulmonary rehabilitation works to achieve and maintain the maximum level of independence for each patient. Patients discuss individual goals with their rehabilitation team and receive the support they need to achieve them.

Prevention

Lungs are easily damaged by any type of toxins that are breathed into them. Toxins from the air or harmful substances, like smoking, contribute to lung damage. While it may be impossible to eliminate all harmful toxins, here are ways to decrease the risk of developing a lung disease:

  • Stop smoking and/or don't start smoking.
  • Avoid air pollutants and secondhand smoke.
  • Use protective gear at work. If an individual's job exposes them to harmful toxins and chemicals, use protective gear at all times. Follow the safety precautions set in place by employers and always wear a protective mask to keep lungs safe.
  • Prevent infection.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Pulmonology

The pulmonology team at UnityPoint Clinic is committed to providing quality coordinated care for each and every patient. They work together to develop a plan of care that is individualized for optimal health and make sure all the pulmonary needs of the patient are met to help them live their healthiest life.