Primary Care in Des Moines
Primary care providers are either trained in family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN or pediatrics. A primary care provider is your partner in maintaining your overall health and well-being. When providers treat you for years, they get to know your medical history inside and out. They help you stay well, treat you when you get sick and refer you to a specialist should you ever need one.
Find a Primary Care Provider Near You
Whether you have moved, need a new doctor or have never had a primary care provider - we are here to help you establish care. With several convenient locations in and outside of the Des Moines metro area, we offer easy access to care.
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. 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 also can perform minor surgical procedures, such as freezing a wart or draining an abscess.
Internal Medicine Near Me
Internal Medicine providers (internists) serve adults only. They specialize in preventative care and managing conditions that affect multiple areas of your body. Preventative care includes mammograms, pap smears, routine colon screenings, cholesterol screenings and blood pressure screenings. An internist is at the center of your care and will coordinate your healthcare with other medical specialists as needed. They are trained to diagnose and treat complex illnesses and chronic diseases. 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.
General Pediatrics Near Me
Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners treat babies, toddlers, children and teenagers. 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. Our pediatricians and pediatric nurse practitioners work hand-in-hand with pediatric specialists at Blank Children's Hospital.
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 can also see women throughout all stages of life, and often focus on nutrition, exercise, mental health and more. For pregnancy and delivery, consult with a midwife regarding the best option for your pregnancy.
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.