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Jones Regional Medical Center Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Highway 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Bett Plex)

5185 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Jordan Creek)

180 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Lindale)

153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Marshalltown)

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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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

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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UnityPoint Clinic Express Care - SouthPark Pointe

3904 16th Street
Moline, IL 61265

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UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine | Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic First Care - Peoria Heights

1120 East War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

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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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

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UnityPoint Clinic - Allergy

Weight Loss

When Should You Consider Weight Loss?

Anyone who is overweight or obese should consider weight loss and learn about the benefits it provides. Excess body weight may lead to physical health conditions, mental health issues and decreased physical ability. People experiencing obesity-related health issues are strongly encouraged to lose weight. People who are 100 pounds over their ideal body weight and have a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more may qualify for surgical weight loss.

What Health Conditions Does Obesity Cause?

Those who are obese are at higher risk for developing health conditions and chronic diseases including:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory conditions
  • Osteoarthritis

Nonsurgical Weight Loss

Nonsurgical weight loss helps patients lose weight through traditional methods of healthy eating and regular exercise. A variety of providers and other health professionals educate patients on healthy eating habits, mental health and exercise.

Surgical Weight Loss

Surgical weight loss is not a quick and easy fix for obesity; it is a lifelong process. There are three types of weight loss surgeries that UnityPoint Clinic providers perform: gastric bypass, lap band and gastric sleeve surgery. The weight loss team helps patients decide which surgery is the best fit for them based on their health conditions, eating habits and willingness to make lifestyle changes.

What Does a Weight Loss Team Do?

Weight loss teams are dedicated to helping you meet your weight loss goals through surgery or nonsurgical methods like healthy diet and exercise. Teams may vary depending on the method of weight loss.

Weight loss teams for both nonsurgical and surgical weight loss options might include:

  • Dietitian: Food, diet and nutrition experts. Dietitians teach patients how to eat balanced meals, avoid overeating and form a healthy relationship with food.
  • Psychiatric counselor: Provide mental health counseling for overweight and obese patients. Obesity and mental health often intertwine.
  • Nurse coordinator: Make sure patients have all the resources they need for successful weight loss and reaching their goals.
  • Physician assistant: Certified and licensed medical professional practicing medicine with a team of other medical professionals. Physician assistants detect, diagnose and treat patients for obesity-related diseases.

Benefits of UnityPoint Clinic Weight Loss

Our weight loss team at UnityPoint Clinic is committed to giving each patient the help he or she needs to achieve personal weight loss goals. We work together to provide coordinated care to serve all aspects of the weight loss process.