Family Physician (2 Openings)
Iowa Primary Care Association - Des Moines, IA

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2 Family Medicine Physicians Needed in Des Moines

Family Medicine Physicians

Primary Health Care, Inc.(PHC) seeks Board Certified Family Medicine Physicians without OB to provide primary patient care services. PHC is a non-profit community health center dedicated to serving the uninsured and underinsured since 1981. The physician to join our team must be passionate about our mission to provide health care and supportive services for people in Central Iowa to improve their quality of life.

PHC strives to find and successfully treat health conditions before they become serious enough to require hospitalization or emergency treatment, as well as offering continuity of care for acute and chronic problems. The clinics currently have 15 - 18 exam rooms and the physician swill work as a team with other physicians and mid-level providers. PHC offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. Federal and state school loan repayment could be available. Very limited call coverage. Bilingual Spanish is a plus.

Primary patient care services including general medical care, family planning, diagnostic laboratory, HIV testing and counseling, testing for blood levels, and immunizations. Additional diagnostic radiology services and other diagnostic testing is provided by referral. Providers are currently participating in the Patient Center Medical Home, which is a nationwide effort at improving outcomes of patient care.

Obstetrical and Gynecological Care, which includes gynecological care, prenatal care, antepartum fetal assessment, and postpartum care. High-risk care, ultrasound, and labor and delivery services are provided by referral.

Dental Care services include preventive, restorative, emergency and rehabilitative care. Patients who lack adequate financial resources as well as other specially designated groups are given priority to dental care.

Pharmacy Services are offered at the Community Access Pharmacy located at our Outreach Clinic on University Avenue. Patients have access to low cost prescription drugs through the 340B pharmacy program. In addition, assistance is provided to patients in procuring pharmaceutical company’s patient assistance program (PAP) medications at minimal cost.

Other Professional Services are offered at all of the service delivery locations including hearing and vision screening. Occupational, vocational, physical therapy, optometry and podiatry are offered by referral. Nutrition and ophthalmology specialty services are offered via contracted providers.

Mental Health/Substance Services are offered on site at all clinic sites. In addition, the Enhancement Program of the Outreach Project provides substance abuse assessments for homeless populations and makes treatment referrals.

Supportive Services including interpretation/translation services, transportation assistance, and environmental health risk reduction, health education, and nursing home and assisted-living referrals, are available at all locations. Additional supportive services are offered at the Outreach Project locations and include case management, eligibility assistance, outreach, home visits, and prenatal education.

PHC is located in Des Moines, Iowa's capital city. Des Moines is a hub of government action, business activity, arts and cultural affairs. With a city population approaching 200,000 and a metro population of nearly 500,000, Des Moines offers some of the nation's best schools, superb public services, and friendly, caring neighborhoods.

Affordable housing, one of the nation's shortest commute times, and an increasingly diverse population, make Des Moines a wonderful place to live, work and visit. The City of Des Moines is the political, economic, and cultural capital of the state. The city is a center of insurance, printing, finance, retail and wholesale trades as well as industry, providing a diverse economic base.

Housing choices range from downtown condominiums to new single family homes to unique houses in established neighborhoods.

Des Moines provides the advantages of a big city with the atmosphere of a small town.

You'll find an impressive array of world-class educational opportunities in Greater Des Moines. The Des Moines Public Schools district is the largest community school district in Iowa. The Des Moines suburb school districts are home to highly rated education systems. All districts consist of elementary through high school. The metro also has a large number of students who attend distinguished private elementary and high schools. There are several 4 year colleges, private colleges, universities, community colleges, business and medical colleges in the Des Moines area.

Des Moines is a leader in providing healthcare services in Central Iowa. There are 4 hospital systems with hundreds of physician clinics.

The Des Moines metro offers a variety of affordable urban and suburban housing, excellent schools, friendly and safe neighborhoods, a diverse faith community, and a growing number of entertainment opportunities from The Civic Center to the Downtown Farmer's Market, Jordan Creek Shopping Center, Grays Lake Park, the Iowa Cubs and much, much more. Please visit www.desmoinesmetro.com.

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