Message from the Associate Program Director - Des Moines Track
Welcome to the Iowa Lutheran Hospital Track of the UnityPoint Health Central Iowa Family Medicine Residency Program. We are thrilled you have come to learn a little more about what we have to offer. The main hospital for our Des Moines track is Iowa Lutheran Hospital which has been dedicated to teaching since its inception in 1914. It is a 223 bed hospital with a open ICU, busy ED, large psychiatric unit and attached chemical dependency program. Our residency has been producing wonderful family medicine physicians trained at Iowa Lutheran since 1973. Our residency clinic, UnityPoint Clinic East Des Moines/La Clinica de le Esperanza is located directly across the street from Iowa Lutheran Hospital. It a busy primary care clinic serves an extremely diverse patient population. In house we are lucky to have a pharmacist, behavioralist and care coordinator to assist in the care of our patients.
In addition to training at the above locations residents also rotate at Blank Children's Hospital and Iowa Methodist Medical Center. We are also affiliated with the University of Iowa, which grants residents access to their Hardin Medical Library and other resources such as the visiting professor's program that allows us to partake in wide variety of lectures.
We are excited to welcome new residents into the UnityPoint Health family and look forward to learning more about you. We strive to be a welcoming environment that prepares residents for a rewarding career as a family physician. Thank you for taking the time to explore our website; please reach out to us with questions.
Alex Hubbell, DO