Primary Care Services and Treatments
From coughs to cholesterol — and everything in between — your primary care provider keys into your whole-body health.
The Benefits of Having a Primary Care Provider
Primary care helps you live your best life. From preventive measures, like physicals and vaccinations, to acute treatments for seasonal conditions and even management for chronic conditions like diabetes or asthma, primary care serves as your go-to spot for whole-body health.
By choosing one primary health care doctor you see again and again, you’re establishing a health care home where you feel comfortable and at ease during each appointment or phone call. Your provider will learn about your health history, listen to your health and wellness goals and understand other environmental and social factors that may influence your health. Teaming up together means you’re able to develop a relationship for consistent, personalized care every time.
Choosing a Primary Care Provider
By choosing The Iowa Clinic for primary care, you get direct access to more than 200 specialists, often under the same roof. Your care team collaborates seamlessly by design so you can focus on your health instead of shuffling around records and waiting on referrals.
But how do you know which kind of provider you need? Between Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, The Iowa Clinic has you covered when it comes to managing your health and wellness. And when you need help choosing, our Patient Communication Coordinators are available at 515.875.9200 to help you find the perfect provider.
When it comes to all-ages, whole family care, Family Medicine providers can do it all. Our doctors and staff lay the foundation for your healthcare home, and establish a relationship with you and your family at any age and stage. With convenient locations and easy access, connecting with your family doctor regularly leads to better health outcomes (especially for managing chronic conditions) and personalized care. Family physicians provide:
- Well child (including newborns) and well adult exams
- Comprehensive evaluation and management of chronic and complex conditions
- Treatment of acute illnesses
- Preventative medicine and wellness guidance
- School physicals and sports physicals
- Evaluation of other conditions, like rashes, moles, difficulty or pain with muscles and joints
Traditionally focused on adult patients, Internal Medicine providers also take a whole-health approach to care. From preventive care to chronic conditions, as well as hospital in-patient care, internists are with you every step of your healthcare journey. Additionally, The Iowa Clinic offers access to our Internal Medicine-Pediatrics team, which accepts both children and adult patients.
From birth to age 18, pediatricians focus exclusively on children’s medicine with special care for mental, physical and social health and development. Pediatricians here at The Iowa Clinic enjoy treating children, and understand growing up can be rough sometimes. By turning to your trusted pediatric doctor, together you can work through everything from teething to teenage anxiety with personalized care:
A family doctor may specialize in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), which relies on manual, gentle pressure to help treat issues in bones, joints, tissues and muscles in people of all ages. Through this hands-on approach, your provider is able to help improve circulation and structural imbalances in your body and relieve pain. Common conditions treated with OMM include:
- Lower back pain
- Shoulder or knee issues
- Neck pain
- Chronic pain
- Bowel issues
- Sports injuries
- Sleep issues and pain related to pregnancy
- Colic in infants