UnityPoint Clinic Specialties | Weight Loss

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 - Peoria Heights

1120 E. War Memorial Drive
Peoria Heights, Illinois 61616

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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

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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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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.