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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Ankeny)

1055 Southwest Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023

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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 (Waukee)

950 E Hickman Rd
Waukee, IA 50263

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UnityPoint Clinic Behavioral Health Urgent Care - Des Moines

1250 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50316

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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 - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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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 - Urbandale

5200 NW 100th Street
Urbandale, IA 50322

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Record Number of Kidney Transplants in 2016

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Record Number of Kidney Transplants in 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Qasim L. Chaudhry, M.D. and the entire transplant team for transplanting a total of 70 kidneys during 2016, 16 more than 2015. 

“Many transplant centers cherry pick the best kidneys and recipients,” said Dr. Chaudhry.  “We have the technical expertise to make use of kidneys turned down by such centers. We also have the depth of staffing needed to get challenging renal failure patients onto the transplant waiting list that may have been denied elsewhere. We make it about access. We have an expert team of Nephrologists, Psychologists, Nutritionists, Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Transplant Coordinators and others that treat patients like family. They are passionate and support our patients 100% along the way. This allows us to take on these challenging cases and still achieve the best outcomes in the state. Without my dedicated team, the record number of transplants wouldn’t be possible”

UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Transplant Center’s wait list continues to be one of the shortest in the country with wait times ranging from seven to 12 months when wait lists in places like New York and California can range from seven to10 years.

“With wait times this short, we’ve had patients contact us from as far as Munich, Germany, Egypt and Saudi Arabia,” said the Director of Kidney Transplant, Robin Thompson.

This team is a great example of Champions of Excellence with the exceptional care they are providing to the donors and recipients at the UnityPoint Health – Des Moines Transplant Center.