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Healthy Choices, By Heidi Haas, MS, RD, LD, CD

Every five years the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) publish a report containing nutrition and dietary information for the general public. These Dietary Guidelines are based on current scientific and medical knowledge and are designed for professionals to help all individuals ages 2 years and […]


Patient Pathway

Access your health information on Patient Pathway. Anytime. Anywhere. Sign-up with one of our receptionists at your next appointment to gain access to your health information online.


Is your routine exam coming up?

During a routine exam, our clinicians will exam your health, review past medical history, and perform any preventative testing necessary based on age, gender and other health factors. These preventative exams are generally covered by your insurance carrier. Please note, however, that if a problem-focused issue is addressed during your exam, a charge for that […]


Top 5 things to remember for your upcoming appointment

Arrive 15 minutes early Arriving early allows you to complete any necessary paperwork prior to your appointment time. This may include updating your insurance or demographic information, such as your address or phone number, and completing any physical or history forms needed for your visit. Bring a photo ID Bringing your photo ID to each […]


Sunscreen Safety

As temperatures rise and summer activities begin we spend more time outside. Whether you are at a baseball game or doing yard work it is important to remember to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes, so always have sunscreen on […]


Are allergy shots the right course of treatment for your allergy and asthma symptoms?

As an allergist, I enjoy helping with long-term control of allergy symptoms, in order to improve quality of life and reduce the requirement for medications over time. One of the most effective treatments to achieve these goals is allergen immunotherapy, also called allergy shots. Allergy shots are an excellent option for  appropriate patients.


Memorial Day Holiday Hours

Saturday, May 26th Pediatric Clinic OPEN 8:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. (Walk-ins welcome from 9:00a.m.- 11:00a.m.) Acute Clinic (located in the NW Arterial Hy-Vee) OPEN 8:30a.m. – 4:00p.m. Multi-specialty Clinic including Lab & Radiology CLOSED (Family Medicine, Nephrology/Hypertension, Dermatology/Allergy Clinics closed as usual) Monday, May 28th Acute Clinic (located in the NW Arterial Hy-Vee) OPEN 8:30a.m. – […]


Children’s CT Scan Dubuque, IA

A CT, or CAT scan, is a diagnostic medical test that produces multiple images of the inside of the body.Though CT scans are performed on both children and adults, CT scans for children are typically used to diagnose abdominal pain, injury from trauma and cancer.


How To Keep Your Heart Healthy

The heart is the strongest, most important muscle in your body. Though all men and women face the risk of developing heart diseases as they age, there are some ways to maintain a healthy heart for longer. Cut Smoking Out of Your Life The carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke restricts the amount of oxygen reaching […]


Is it Safe for Children to Have an MRI?

When parents find out their child needs an MRI, they are often concerned about the reason they need an MRI and the safety of having an MRI. Find out everything you need to know before your child gets an MRI! Preparing for an MRI How much you need to prepare your child for an MRI […]