UnityPoint Health Patient Testimonials
Why I Choose UnityPoint Health For My Care
"Everyone at UnityPoint Clinic OB/GYN in Clive and Waukee are amazing! They have
the best technology and a huge network of providers. From
my very first visit, the providers felt like family It was a different
level of care than I have experienced before, more personal
and comfortable. It's a step above — what I've experienced
living in different cities around the country.
As a first-time mom — I felt I was receiving the best care, with
people who truly wanted to understand my questions and
ensure I was comfortable and knew all of my options.
Dr. Melinda Hansen was my provider before I moved away nine years
ago, and I reached out to her as soon as I moved back.
It's hard to put into words why I like her so much. She listens
so well. She is patient, and so positive and really wanted to
understand me and my situation. We bonded and it's amazing
when your doctor aligns with you and your values and know
the way you need care.
Dr. Hansen is positive and if you come with
a problem or a question she'll always
give you multiple options, not just
one way. She is someone who's
really on your side!
The communication is fantastic.
The staff is always very
responsive to messages on the
patient portal. When you're on
the phone or in front of them
you're always their priority."
- Nina C., UnityPoint Clinic patient
"Although I'm a Johnston native, my husband and I currently live in Pennsylvania and were only in town for vacation to visit family. The last thing I wanted to be doing during vacation is sitting in a walk-in clinic for hours and have a bad experience. I made an appointment via your easy to use Reserve Your Spot to be seen at your Merle Hay Urgent Care clinic in Urbandale.
I was greeted by a friendly face who checked me in, updated my file and listened to my concerns kindly. She also provided me with what turned out to be a very accurate wait time.
The LPN was also very kind. I know she is very busy, but took the time to have a warm conversation and a good laugh.
Dr. Adam Andrews is AWESOME. He has been added to the, 'Why would we should move back to Des Moines' list. It's difficult to find a provider who is not only knowledgeable, but also has equal skill in bedside manner. Dr. Andrews listened to my concerns, answered my questions with rationales and even managed to crack a good joke or two. The matching bright colored shoes and t-shirt are also a great touch. :-) If we lived in town, I would be a Dr. Andrews convert! I have told anyone and everyone, even if they don't want to listen, how great the team is there.
UnityPoint Clinic, you have a wonderful thing going at your Merle Hay Location."
- Ashley G., UnityPoint Clinic patient
"Dr. Bellaire was an incredible doctor for me throughout my pregnancy and I will continue to do OB care with her because of that. She was incredibly thorough at each visit, was proactive when I developed high blood pressure, and always took plenty of time to talk to me, answer any questions, and be sure she had an accurate picture of my health. She's so kind and funny and put me at ease as well!"
- UnityPoint Clinic patient
"Dr. Brink was AMAZING. I love all of the providers at the OBGYN Clinic in Ankeny without a doubt, but she really took the time with me to go over everything, and make sure I was doing well with my pregnancy. She made sure there weren't any questions I had not received answers to. Dr. Brink was able to give me a lot of answers and suggestions to everything and anything I was thinking about. I can't wait to see her again!"
- UnityPoint Clinic patient
"Dr. Jennifer Gabel is an OB/GYN at the Lakeview clinic in West Des Moines,Iowa. She went above and beyond. During my pregnancy, I was seeing her often, she was a great listener and took my concerns seriously. Something I really struggled with during my pregnancy was anxiety.
Dr. Gabel did not hesitate to continue to work with me, offer solutions and different options. She took my feelings and anxiety seriously, when doctors who I have seen in the past for anxiety made me feel less than or would shrug it off; I never felt ignored and she made me feel important and cared for.
Dr. Gabel remembers EVERYTHING, which I don't know how she does it with the number of patients she sees! In an ironic turn of events, in addition to being the doctor I consistently saw throughout my pregnancy, she ended being the doctor who delivered my baby. She was just wonderful in that she 'gets me', I felt heard and she took the time to make sure I was always ok during my entire labor process.
Dr. Gabel is a kind person, she is always cheerful and you can tell she really cares about her patients. UnityPoint Clinic is very lucky to have her on their team and she is the only OB/GYN I will ever see."
- Heidi M., UnityPoint Clinic patient
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