Find the Right Doctor for You at UnityPoint Clinic | Des Moines, Iowa

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

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

00 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Altoona

2720 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

08 Patients
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UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Ingersoll

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

05 Patients
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Urgent Care - Ankeny

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

07 Patients
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Urgent Care - Lakeview

6000 University Avenue
Suite 101
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266

09 Patients
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Urgent Care - Merle Hay

4020 Merle Hay Road
Suite 100
Des Moines, Iowa 50310

00 Patients
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Urgent Care - Southglen

6520 SE 14th St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50320

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - Urbandale

2901 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

04 Patients
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Tips to Find Your Doctor

Considerations:

  • Office location and relative convenience to your home or place of employment.
  • Office hours. Are they convenient for you?
  • Specialties.
  • Credentials:
    • Medical school and undergraduate degree.
    • Board certification: a board-certified physician has completed a residency program in a specialty or subspecialty and passed examinations to test his or her knowledge of that specialty. Board-eligible physicians have completed their residency but have not taken the examinations.
    • Fellowship: this is a recognition received from peers, usually for research or other intellectual endeavors. A fellowship is often indicated on a physician's business card, for example: "MD, FACS" for Medical Doctor, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

What kind of physician is right for you?

You can choose your doctor from a variety of specialties, depending on your health plan. Some require your primary care physician to be an internist or family practitioner. All plans vary, so be sure to check. For instance, if you're a woman, you might be able to choose an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), who specializes in childbirth and diseases of the female organs. If you have children, they may need a pediatrician whose patients range from newborns to teenagers. Or you may prefer one doctor who can treat the whole family. A family practitioner, whose training involves a multi-year residency, will be responsible for your entire family's health needs and will refer you to specialists as necessary.

At UnityPoint Clinic we have hundreds of primary care and specialty physicians available to care for you and your family. Call 1-877-242-8899 to find out who's right for you. No matter who you choose, there are some things you can do to help ensure the relationship between you and your physician is a good one:

  • Be Honest. Your physician can't give you the proper care without accurate information. Your health is personal, so it's important to find someone you can be open and honest with.
  • Ask Questions. Medical treatment can often be complicated, but you still have the right to know about your health situation and to have your questions answered until you fully understand what is involved. Asking questions also shows your doctor that you are interested and listening.