Ambulatory Care Services

Neurology Clinic (2RCP)
Neurology is the branch of medical science concerned with diagnosis and management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, and muscle.   Founded in 1919, the University of Iowa Department of Neurology was one of the first academic departments of neurology in the nation and the first to be established west of the Mississippi River.
This clinic sees adult patients 18 years and older for general neurology and disorders of movement, memory, sleep, balance,  multiple sclerosis, autonomic, neuromuscular, stroke, and epilepsy. In addition, there are multidisciplinary clinics for ALS, myotonic dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, and Parkinson’s disease. Establishment of multidisciplinary clinics allows for comprehensive care of the patient in an ambulatory setting. The clinic takes a team pod approach with MAs, RNs, and support staff working together to meet the needs of the various patient populations.

Pulmonary Diagnosis and Intervention (3 PFP)
Pulmonary Diagnosis and Intervention is a clinic managed by the Department of Respiratory Care.  Respiratory Therapists in the clinic facilitate pulmonary function, arterial blood gas, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing.  Respiratory Therapists in the clinic also work with Internal Medicine/Pulmonary to provide both inpatient and outpatient bronchoscopy procedures for patients with complex pulmonary disease, pulmonary cancer, and lung transplant.   

Burn/Wound Clinic (8 JCP)
The Burn and Wound Clinic provides out-patient services to pediatric and adult patients with burn injuries.   Out-patient services continue to care for the physical and emotional needs of our patients following their in-patient discharge.  We are verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeon as a comprehensive burn center.  We also serve a wound patient population which encompasses Necrotizing fascitis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa, both pre- and post-operative following debridement and skin grafting procedures.

Family Medicine Clinic (LLPNP)
The Family Medicine Clinic offers primary care services to patients of all ages, from infants to the elderly.  Our board certified family medicine physicians and physician extenders provide preventive services, monitor chronic conditions, and address acute conditions in our same day access clinic for acute illness and/or injuries. We also provide specialized services for sports medicine, dermatologic procedures, mental health, maternity care, comprehensive geriatric assessments and have an anticoagulation clinic.  We provide basic infusion therapy and hold procedure clinic several days each week.  X-ray and laboratory services are conveniently located close-by for additional diagnostic tools.

University Employee Health Clinic (1 BT)
The mission of the University Employee Health Clinic is to provide surveillance services to University staff to prevent occupational injury and disease through recognition and management of risk. UEHC serves all UI employees and provides a variety of services based on the employee's workplace tasks and potential exposures. In addition, UEHC offers blood pressure monitoring services.
The University Employee Health Clinic (UEHC) provides over 50,000 services per year for staff, with an average of 2000 visits per month.  All staff with potential exposure to blood or body fluids are managed through UEHC, with the UI Emergency Department covering acute management during off hours.  Other work related injuries are seen at UI HealthWorks. Injuries after hours or those requiring urgent care should be evaluated in the UI Emergency Department.

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinic (1 and 3 PFP)*
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is a multidisciplinary clinic with services provided by medical oncology, surgical oncology, urology oncology, gynecology oncology, pulmonary oncology, neuroendocrine and bone marrow transplant. Patient visits are coordinated across disciplines. The clinic averages about 240 patients per day, seeing patients in 3 locations: Clinics A and B and the gynecology oncology patient population is seen in Women’s Health Clinic. The clinic is staffed by RNs, MAs, and NAs. The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center received NCI designation in 2000
*Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, the only one in Iowa

Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Infusion Suite (2 PFP)*
The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center Infusion Suite provides infusions to all patients in UIHC in need of outpatient therapy. This therapy includes chemotherapy, biotherapy, blood products, fluids and antibiotics. The infusion suite has 40 chairs/beds available for infusions. Staffing is primarily RN with assistance from MAs and NAs.
*Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Cancer Center, the only one in Iowa

Women’s Health Center
The Women’s Health Center provides care throughout a woman’s lifespan- early gynecological exams, delivering babies, through menopause.  We have 5 divisions- General Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecology Oncology, Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  We have an Ultrasound unit providing gynecologic and obstetric ultrasounds.  Our staff consists of MA’s, RN’s, sonographers, ARNP’s, Certified Nurse Midwifes, a Physician Assistant and Staff Physicians.
We are the first and only hospital in the United States offering a multidisciplinary approach to patients with uterine fibroids. We are ranked 15th as a Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report magazine in 2014.  WHC offers the latest up to date in women focused comprehensive health care.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Clinic (1PFP)
The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences sees 300+ patients per day and has 15 sub-specialty services to care for those with complex ocular diseases and conditions.  It also includes the F.C. Blodi ocular pathology laboratory and the Wynn Vision Research Institute which specializes in ocular genetics.   The ophthalmic procedure suite consists of 4 minor surgery rooms which are able to address patient surgical needs, often on a same day basis.  The Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences was ranked #6 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.

Center for Digestive Diseases
The UI James A. Clifton Center for Digestive Diseases is a multi-disciplinary center encompassing both an ambulatory clinic and endoscopic procedural area. It provides care to adult patients 18 years and older with abnormalities, disorders, and diseases of the gastrointestinal/ hepatology system, including complex inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, motility issues, liver and biliary tract problems, pancreatitis, bariatric, and colorectal disorders.   The procedure suite offers the latest in diagnostics-colonoscopy, pill endoscopy, upper-motility, lower motility, and ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography).
Staff members include experienced gastroenterologists, hepatologists and surgeons with unique skills and expertise along with nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, medical assistants, clinical technicians, and nursing assistants. We offer both medical and surgical options, including minimally invasive surgical procedures, to treat an array of digestive diseases and conditions.   The Center for Digestive Diseases is an American College of Surgeons-certified Bariatric Center of Excellence.

Clinical Outreach
Clinical Outreach is a unique department providing specialty services for pediatric and adult populations in communities throughout the state supplementing and supporting care received locally. UI physicians and nurses visit more than 40 communities offering more than 30 specialty clinics in the local area. Such specialties include but are not limited to Cardiology, Endocrine, Hematology/Oncology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Urology, and Virology.
Outreach physicians and nurses have the opportunity to develop strong relationships with patients at the local level. Our presence, for many, will be the only experience they will have with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. We strive for excellence as we view ourselves as care ambassadors.

Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology provides specialty services for inpatient and outpatients that require procedural sedation.  There are three onsite, interventional suites for fluoroscopy procedures such as drainage tube placement, implantable ports, dialysis catheters, biopsies, embolizations, angiograms and thrombolysis.  The department also provides patient care for those in need of sedation for radiology exams such as CT, MRI, US and PET services. Nurses also recover patients after sedation.
Another component of Interventional Radiology is the use of fluoroscopy, US and CT guided diagnostic radiology. This imaging allows for collection of tissue or fluid specimens via biopsies for diagnostic purposes. Interventional radiology also works closely with the breast imaging staff to support patients during needle biopsies and drain placement. We utilize state of the art techniques for cancer treatment including chemoembolization, intrathecal chemotherapy and tumor embolization.

Radiation Oncology (LL PFP)
Radiation Oncology is an outpatient clinic that sees pediatric and adult patients with many different types of cancer diagnosis and at various stages of their disease and treatment.  Patient services include treatment of cancer and other diseases with ionizing radiation and treatment of symptoms and side effects of the disease and treatment process.   Patents are seen as new consultations, and weekly during the time they are receiving their treatment.  The nursing team works together with a multidisciplinary team that includes the RN, MA, Dietician, Social Worker, Therapist, Medical Physicists, Dosimetrists, Advanced Practice Nurse and Medical Staff. 

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Institute (2 PFP)
Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery Institute is a large ambulatory outpatient clinic concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, and throat. Adult and pediatric patients with complex medical and surgical disease processes including: head and neck cancer, ear conditions, sinus/nasal conditions, laryngology conditions, and facial plastics are treated.  Important aspects of care include pre and post-operative procedure care, medication administration, procedural sedation monitoring, and patient and family education.  The Otolaryngology Clinic was ranked #9 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2014.

Orthopaedic Clinic (LL JPP)
The Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation was established in 1913 providing excellent patient care through a collaborative mission of patient care, research and teaching. There are ten subspecialties that treat patients of all ages dealing with disease, deformities and injuries to the spine and extremities. Our nurses and medical assistants work collaboratively with the providers, trainers, orthotists and rehabilitation staff to treat various patient conditions ranging from club foot deformities, scoliosis correction, fracture management, oncology, sports injuries, joint replacement, foot and ankle deformities, spine deformity and fracture, and hand and upper extremity.  Our nurses take pride in assuring best practice.  They have participated in evidenced based research dealing with Penicillin Allergy, MRSA/MSSA culture prior to joint replacement and, Ketamine use in postoperative pain control.  

Urology Clinic (3RCP)
Urology is the branch of medical science focusing on the diagnosis and management of disorders of the genitourinary system comprising of the kidney, ureter, bladder, urethra, penis and scrotum.  Founded in 1915, the University of Iowa Department of Urology experts provide comprehensive evaluation and treatment in the clinic setting as well as surgical interventions for all urologic system diseases and disorders.
The clinic treats adult male and female patients 18 years and older for general urology disorders such as incontinence, hematuria, and urinary tract infections.  In addition, our health care team excels in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney stones and cancer involving the kidney, bladder, prostate, penis and testicles.  We bring together board-certified fertility specialist to offer a full range of fertility treatment options, our services include a male infertility clinic and male sexual dysfunction clinic.
Within the clinic, there is an onsite operating area where adult and pediatric patients receive treatment under anesthesia, including sedation and general anesthesia.  Also available, is a procedure suite for Urodynamics which measures bladder function, this specialized procedure is offered to both the adult and pediatric population along with Urogynecology patients.
The University of Iowa Health Care Urology team is a national leader in diagnosing and treating bladder and urinary disorders in both adults and children.  Our multidisciplinary teams are formed from medical and surgical specialties across the institution to provide patient-centered care.

Abdominal Transplant Clinic (1JCP)
The abdominal transplant clinic has provided continuous care for organ recipients since the first kidney transplant in 1969.  The University of Iowa was Pioneer in the provision of care for abdominal transplant recipients, and continues to meet or exceed national averages for patient outcomes.  The success of the Transplant Center is directly attributable to the highly functional interdisciplinary team of nurses, doctors, physician’s assistance, and medical assistants, who together manage over 2,573 patients.
The patients seeking care for transplantation or who wish to be a living organ donor are seen both in the Surgery Specialty and Pediatric Specialty Clinics.  Persons with disease of the liver that require surgical intervention are also managed by transplant center staff.  The care delivery for our patients is a unique blend of onsite clinic visits and telehealth.  Nurses are integral to our patient outcomes as they manage the transitions of care and providing intense education to assist patients through their journey of chronic illness to restored health. 

Neurosurgery Clinic (1 JCP)
Neurosurgery Clinic provides services to pediatric and adult patients that are concerned with diagnosis as well as management of diseases and physiology of the nervous system.  Our care is patient focused in the surgical treatment of: head and spine trauma; vascular disorders; tumors of the brain and spinal cord; peripheral nerve abnormalities; degenerative spine pathology; epilepsy; and movement disorders.  UI Hospitals and Clinics is national ranked in neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Our team approach to patient care emphasizes compassion, convenience and comfort, as well as the most advanced technical expertise in an academic medical center.  Patients seen by departmental faculty are referred by a physician.
This clinic sees patients from birth and older for brain tumor, spinal tumor, brain injury, spinal cord injury, vertebral and/or spinal cord abnormalities, hydrocephalus, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, intracranial hemorrhage, craniovertebral junction abnormalities (CVJ), craniostenosis, craniofacial injuries and anomalies, pain/spasm control, chiari malformation, laminectomy, discectomy, spinal fusion, myelomeningocele, syringomyelia, shunt, trans-sphenoidal, rhizotomy, tethered cord release, placement of intrathecal pumps for baclofen therapy, deep brain stimulators, spinal cord stimulators, vagal nerve stimulators and transoral surgeries. Establishment of multidisciplinary clinics allows for comprehensive care of the patient in an ambulatory setting. The nursing team in the clinic is very experienced in the care of neurosurgical patients.   Our medical team (MD/ARNP/PA), MAs, RNs, and support staff work together to meet the needs of these various patient populations.

Oral Surgery Clinic
This clinic offers medical and surgical management for both adult and pediatric patients with oral and maxillofacial problems including onsite procedural sedation for multiple procedures.

Pain Clinic (4PFP)
The Pain Clinic provides consultation services for diagnosis, management, and treatment for adult patients with long-term, treatment-resistant pain.  Appointments are by referral only.  Providers support a multidisciplinary approach that may include recommendations for medication management of pain, interventional procedures, and/or referral for behavioral and physical therapies.  A Clinical Pharmacy Specialist is available.  Our nursing team of staff nurses and medical assistants provide direct patient care in our clinic and procedure suite and care coordination through telephonic and electronic methods with the goal of assuring continuum of accessible, high quality, and cost-effective health care for our patient populations. 

Medicine Specialty Clinic (3PFP)
The Medicine Specialty Clinic serves adult patients through a variety of care delivery models including primary, specialty, and consultative care.  Our multidisciplinary teams includes over 130 providers from the internal medicine specialties of Allergy/Immunology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology (Renal/Hypertension), Palliative Care, Pulmonary/Occupational Medicine, Rheumatology, Surgical Co-Management, Virology, and Travel.  Support services including phlebotomy, pulmonary function, and DEXA labs are adjacent to our clinic. Our nursing team includes staff nurses, nurse clinicians, and medical assistants who have primary assignment with 1-2 of the specialty services providing direct patient care and care coordination through telephonic and electronic methods with the goal of assuring continuum of accessible, high quality, and cost-effective health care for our patient populations. 

Anemia Management Clinic (3PFP)
The Anemia Management Clinic provides consultation for ambulatory clinic patients with the purpose of identifying and managing patients with anemia prior to elective surgery.  The clinic is staffed by an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner (ARNP) and a medical assistant. Patients are identified through “best-practice alert” based on surgery type and patient co-morbidities via the electronic medical record.  Patients are then screened by the ARNP via telephone or clinic visit.  Additional treatment recommendations may be made and follow-up care coordinated by the team with the goal of optimizing patients prior to surgery. 

Child and Adolescence Psychiatry Clinic (1 JPP)
UI Child and Adolescence Psychiatry Clinic provides a full range of mental health services to child and adolescents.   Services include diagnostic evaluations, medication management, educational consultation and testing, psychological testing, individual therapy, and family counseling.  The child clinic team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, therapists, nurse case managers, and educators dedicated to helping our patients achieve and maintain good mental health as they and their families move their lives forward.
Adult Psychiatry Clinic (1 JPP)
The UIHC Adult Psychiatry Clinic provides a full range of mental health services.  Services include diagnostic evaluations, medication management, neuropsychological testing, electroconvulsive therapy, individual therapy, group therapy, Mindfulness programs, and Women’s Wellness services for individuals suffering from a range of mental illness.  Our multidisciplinary team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse case managers, social workers, neuropsychologists who design individualized treatment plans to meet each patient's needs. We coordinate both inpatient and outpatient care for a full range of psychiatric disorders

Surgery Specialty Clinic (1 JCP)
The Surgery Specialty Clinic is home to five clinical services: Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Acute Care/Trauma Surgery, Transplant and Anesthesia Pre-Evaluation Clinic (APEC).  Each service is unique yet all have specialized multidisciplinary teams of providers, nursing and support staff.
The Plastics service provides aesthetic/cosmetic services and surgeries, reconstructive surgery for trauma injuries, congenital abnormalities, cancer and more, and non-surgical skin care procedures such as Botox and fillers. Lasers will soon be available for cosmetic and therapeutic treatments.   The Vascular service provides evaluation and treatment of patients with arterial and venous problems excluding those of the coronary and intracranial circulation. The Acute Care/Trauma service provides comprehensive pre and post-operative care to patients with traumatic injuries, and acute and chronic general surgical problems. A variety of minor surgical procedures are also performed in the clinic,   The location of APEC in Surgery Specialty Clinic provides excellent convenience for pre-op surgical patients.  The Transplant service is described separately. All services treat adult patients. Plastics treat both adult and pediatric patients.

Dermatology Clinic (3PFP)
The Dermatology Clinic serves Pediatric and Adult patients providing medical and surgical treatment for a wide variety of skin diseases and conditions.  Clinical and academic excellence are both hallmarks of a small but dynamic department.  A myriad of services are available, including Mohs and excisional surgery, six different lasers for cosmetic and therapeutic indications, phototherapy for Psoriasis and other chronic autoimmune  conditions, cosmetic treatments (Botox, fillers, sclerotherapy), and Accutane therapy (pioneered by Dr. John Strauss), In addition, there are specialty clinics for vascular anomalies, lymphoma and rheumatology related skin disease, comprehensive Medical Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology (only Peds Dermatologist in Iowa), and an extensive consult service. The Dermatology team of faculty, residents, RN’s, Medical assistants, Physician’s Assistant, ARNP and support staff work together to provide cutting edge Dermatology Care.  Providers around the state often turn to the UIHC Dermatology Clinic staff to successfully treat difficult, complex dermatologic conditions.