Kayln Boge-Kleiss, ARNP
- Family Medicine
- Allen Memorial Hospital
- Gender: Female
Why did you become a physician/provider?
I became an ARNP after 12 years of working as an RN in Allen Hospital's ICU, UnityPoint Clinic's IMPACT team and UnityPoint at Home as an admission nurse. I enjoy watching patients progress through the entire care continuum from the hospital setting to receiving their care at home. I love the internal workings of the entire body but also the environmental factors that can drive our everyday mental health. As a rule of thumb, I'm very inquisitive. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a more personal level, which is why I love going to a patient's home.
As a provider, what is your medical philosophy?
Holistic care. Medicine is not just about a group of organs but rather several pieces to a larger puzzle. As a provider, taking into account your active disease processes, along with managing medications and helping you determine and reaching your biggest health goals is my primary focus. Your health care should be about you making informed choices of the options available.
Why did you choose your specialty?
I've always enjoyed internal medicine and complex disease management. I truly believe that, as Iowans, we have several barriers to accessing quality, yet affordable and convenient health care. This is especially true for Iowa residents who have a hard time getting out of their homes, whether that be due to mobility issues, transportation issues or other unknown issues. That's why primary care in the home is such a great program offered by UnityPoint Health.
What qualities best describe the care you provide your patients?
I'm thorough, emphathetic and a good listener. Many times patients are facing their most vulnerable days when assessing their health and need a provider to acknowledge their needs as a human being rather than as the "next appointment or case."
Being a healthcare provider, what drives/motivates you each day?
It gives me a tremendous amount of purpose. Knowing I can help my patients in big and small ways brings me great joy and a sense of accomplishment. Health care is changing at a rapid rate, I enjoy being a lifelong learner to give my patients the best and most up-to-date care.
What is the most important thing patients should know about you and your practice?
I always want my patients to feel heard. I want to know about their biggest concerns, their main objectives and goals so we can collaboratively achieve that together.
Passion for cardiopulmonary, vascular, neurology, post-operative surgical care and wound care management.