Dietitians at UnityPoint Health | Des Moines

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

180 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

2103 Ingersoll Ave., Ste. 2
Des Moines, Iowa 50312

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Urgent Care - Ankeny

3625 N. Ankeny Blvd.
Suite E
Ankeny, Iowa 50023

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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

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UnityPoint Health - Des Moines

Our Dietitians

Carrie LeiranCarrie Leiran
Carrie is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics and a master's degree in exercise physiology. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) with the American Dietetic Association and is licensed (LD) by the State of Iowa. She is certified in Adult Weight Management. Carrie's 30-plus years experience includes extensive expertise in eating disorders, lipid management and sports nutrition. She has also taught classes on weight management and other topics. 

 Kathy Pertzborn 

 Kathy is a graduate of Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in dietetics. She   is a registered dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, an   American Dietetic Association member, and is licensed (LD) by the State of Iowa. She   is a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician by The National Board of Nutrition Support   Certification. With 30-plus years of experience, her specialty is pediatric nutrition   including nutrition therapy for the medically complex child, poor weight gain, picky eaters, food intolerances and tube feedings.  Kathy also completed a Certificate of Training in Functional Nutrition by the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy in June of 2016.


 Ellen Qualls 

  Ellen is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a bachelor's degree in Dietetics and   Food Science. She is a Registered Dietitian (RD), a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)   and is licensed (LD) by the State of Iowa. With 35-plus years of experience, her   specialty is diabetes and renal nutrition. She has also taught classes in weight control   and lipid management.