Internal Medicine

Iowa Clinic Internal Medicine Doctors, often called “Internists,” focus on adult medicine. They care for their patients for life—from the teen years through old age. Internists have had special training focused on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. At least three of their seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases that affect adults.

Why Choose an Internist for Your Health Care?

Internists at The Iowa Clinic, just like family practice or general practice doctors, can serve as your primary care doctor. But Internists are unique because they focus on adult medicine. Internists don't deliver babies, they don't treat children and they don't do surgery. They do, however, have a wide-range of knowledge of complex diseases that affect adults. With in-depth training in adult medicine, an Internist is your best choice to help you navigate the increasingly complex world of medical care.

Over All Wellness and Health for Everyone

Our internists can help even the relatively healthy patient learn more about their own overall wellness in matters such as disease prevention, mental health, substance abuse, dietary health, and problems in specific areas such as eyes, ears, throat, and reproductive organs. Even a person in great health will benefit from having their yearly exam with an Internist because of the quality of advice given to help them continue on the road of great health at every stage of life.

Benefits of Having One Primary Care Doctor

Keeping the same physician who knows your health history throughout your adult years means better and more personalized care. Whole body health and wellness is much more achievable when you see the same doctor again and again and they can get to know you personally. From mole variations to mood disorder progression and chronic illnesses, if your doctor knows you, they will recognize important changes to your over health.

Iowa Clinic’s Internist's Specialty is You

Once you find a quality Internist within The Iowa Clinic, you will likely stay with him/her for life. Since Internist study adult medicine specifically, and stay with a patient for a lifetime, they can recognize differences in you quickly. A doctor patient relationship that lasts for years is more likely to produce a healthy long-lived person because you have the benefit of going to an expert on the human body, who is also well versed in your unique characteristics as well.

Locations & Directions

Main Locations

The Iowa Clinic – Urbandale

(515) 875-9190
4323 NW Urbandale Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322

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The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

(515) 875-9980
1410 SW Tradition Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023

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Methodist Medical Center – Plaza II

(515) 241-5743
1215 Pleasant Street, Suite 206
Des Moines, IA 50309

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Center Street Internal Medicine

(515) 282-0441
1221 Center Street, Suite 8
Des Moines, IA 50309

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The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9192
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Patient Information

Our goal is to provide personal care for the individual over the course of their lifetime. We consider ourselves to be partners in your health care. We strongly emphasize preventative medicine, encouraging patients to make healthy food choices and to be active in their daily lives. We work hard to see every patient when they need to be seen, on the same day they call, if necessary. We want our office to have a friendly, professional atmosphere and we pride ourselves on treating patients with respect and dignity. We want to avoid the pitfalls of many larger offices in which patients feel like they are simply “numbers.”

Contact The Iowa Clinic today to set up an appointment to choose an Internist as your primary care doctor.

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Services & Treatments

Specializing In:

  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes
  • Women’s Health Care
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • General Healthcare & Preventive Medicine

Patient Stories

Cholesterol: Now Just One Piece of the Heart-Risk Puzzle

Whether or not you need to be on cholesterol-lowering medication is no longer tied solely to your cholesterol numbers. The traditional approach to lowering risk of heart attack, stroke, and death has been to lower heart-clogging LDL (“bad cholesterol”) levels in the blood to less than 100 mg/dL — even less for some patients. But new guidelines released in November by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology take a more holistic approach…
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Teamwork Saves Woman’s Life

An infected toe caused Cindy Henn, 62, to have a stroke, cardiac bypass surgery, and the toe amputated  ­­— all within about a week. Cindy Henn of Forest City had problems with her great toe — the big one — for years. But the real trouble began a little more than two years ago when Henn’s Podiatrist in Mason City replaced parts of an earlier joint replacement. A screw broke off and remained lodged in…
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Ring, Ring, Ring…

If there were an alarm clock that could save your life, would you get it? The Iowa Clinic’s Care Coordination & Management program, launched in May 2014, alerts you to things you should do for your body. It’s free — and it could save your life. Just ask Robert Van Hook, a patient of The Iowa Clinic. Van Hook, 64, is a busy man. He travels a lot for work and, when he’s home in Altoona, his days…
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Contact

Main Locations

The Iowa Clinic – Urbandale

(515) 875-9190
4323 NW Urbandale Drive
Urbandale, IA 50322

Get Directions

The Iowa Clinic Ankeny Campus

(515) 875-9980
1410 SW Tradition Drive
Ankeny, IA 50023

Get Directions

Methodist Medical Center – Plaza II

(515) 241-5743
1215 Pleasant Street, Suite 206
Des Moines, IA 50309

Get Directions

Center Street Internal Medicine

(515) 282-0441
1221 Center Street, Suite 8
Des Moines, IA 50309

Get Directions

The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

(515) 875-9192
5950 University Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50266

Get Directions