Primary care providers are either trained in family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN or pediatrics. Functioning as the coordinator of all the health care services you might need, a primary care provider is your guide to the health system. Primary care providers often collaborate with other health care professionals to meet your needs. They can also refer patients to specialists. Primary care encourages you to take a role as a partner in your own health care.
Your family medicine provider is your partner in maintaining your overall health and well-being. They serve all ages, addressing needs ranging from prevention to routine care of illness and injury to maternity care and specialized care for the most complex diseases, injuries, and conditions. They know your health history and are trained to diagnose and treat most common diseases and will coordinate your health care needs with specialists and surgeons if the needs arise.
When doctors treat you for years, they get to know your medical history inside and out. That helps them make accurate diagnoses, watch for red flags regarding medications and monitor changes in your health through the years.
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.
With several convenient locations in and outside of the Des Moines metro area, we offer easy access to care.
Providers Accepting New Patients
We want you to find a primary care provider that fits your unique needs. Our primary care providers offer specialties in pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine and OB/GYN.
Pediatricians specialize in the care of infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatricians provide a range of services from well-child care, to basic childhood immunizations and illnesses, to managing complex medical conditions and chronic disorders. Our pediatricians work hand-in-hand with all pediatric specialists at Blank Children's Hospital. The use of one electronic medical record for each patient ensures constant and timely communication between your child's entire medical team.