Family Medicine Near Me
Family Medicine providers serve all ages, addressing needs including: preventive care, routine care of illness and injury, maternity care, and more. They are trained to diagnose and treat most common diseases and can coordinate your health care needs with specialists and surgeons if the need arises.
Your family provider doesn't just provide you with your yearly check-up. They can be your go-to for a sinus infection, sore throat or when you're having anxiety. They can guide you through diabetes, arthritis and cancer screenings. They can treat acute situations such as cold symptoms and injuries. They can help you throughout pregnancy. They also can perform minor surgical procedures, such as freezing a wart or draining an abscess.
General Pediatrics Near Me
Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners treat babies, toddlers, children, teens and young adults. Pediatricians offer a wide range of services and advanced pediatric care from well-child care, to basic childhood immunizations and illnesses, to managing complex medical conditions and chronic disorders.
Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners work hand-in-hand with all pediatric specialists at Blank Children's Hospital. For a referral to a Blank Children's Hospital pediatric specialist or clinic, please speak with your pediatric provider or primary care doctor. The use of one electronic medical record for each patient ensures constant and timely communication between your child's entire medical team.
Internal Medicine Near Me
Internal Medicine providers (internists) serve adults 18 years of age and older, specializing in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult disease. Similar to a family medicine provider, internists get to know you well over the years. Also like family medicine providers, internal medicine includes preventive care such mammograms, pap smears, routine colon screenings, cholesterol screenings and blood pressure screenings.
An internist is also trained to diagnose and treat complex illnesses and chronic diseases. This includes diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, arthritis, chronic respiratory diseases and more. If you have one or more chronic medical illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, emphysema or arthritis, it may be wise to choose an internal medicine provider for your care.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Near Me
An OB/GYN is a licensed physician and surgeon, offering personal and compassionate care to women. From annual physicals to mammograms, prenatal care to cancer screenings, we are here to guide you through your health care in a welcoming and caring environment.
We offer gynecological care for every stage of life. Our team is prepared to address your health needs — from adolescence to menopause and beyond. For obstetrical care, an OB/GYN is a fit for high to low-risk pregnancies or an individual who has a serious medical condition such as high blood pressure, epilepsy, heart disease, diabetes or obesity.
Our family medicine providers at our East Des Moines/La Clinica de la Esperanza location on East University Ave. also offer OB/GYN services.
Midwifery Care Near Me
Midwives and OB/GYNs work closely together. Midwifery is a good choice for a woman with a low-risk pregnancy and/or little to no medical issues. Midwives can see women throughout all stages of life.
Midwife Services allow for longer visits and may be able to offer more of a support system to you throughout your pregnancy. Midwives have the ability to offer you more time, and with this can focus on nutrition, exercise, mental health and more. As a profession, Midwives are supporters of vaginal births and do not perform Cesarean sections. If you had a C-section for your first child, consult with a midwife and see if a midwife can be an option for your pregnancy. Midwives are not surgeons, therefore do not perform surgeries (C-sections). Our midwives are your partner through life and provide individualized care with a holistic approach.
LGBTQ Health Care Near Me
We offer dedicated health services in a comfortable, caring environment to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, gender non-conforming, genderqueer, gender fluid, and anyone who identifies as part of the LGBTQ communities. Request an appointment here.
Functioning as the coordinator of all the health care services you might need, a primary care provider is your guide to the health system. They often collaborate with other health care professionals to meet your needs, and can refer you to specialists.