UnityPoint Clinic Diabetes and Kidney Center
Our newly established Diabetes and Kidney Center is committed to helping you and your loved one to successfully manage their condition. Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the United States and Canada. Twenty to 40 percent of people with diabetes develop kidney disease, but with proper treatment and screening most can avoid developing kidney failure.
Our kidney, diabetes and endocrinology specialists use the latest information, treatments and technology available to help you live a long and healthy life. Our Center provides one convenient and easily accessible location for patients to access the full continuum of care for diabetes services from diagnosis, education and treatment to dialysis and kidney care.
Nephrology is the care of the kidneys, including the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. We offer specialty treatment and services in the areas of blood pressure management, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, renal disease and dialysis.
We partner with DaVita to provide dialysis services. DaVita is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, consistently demonstrating clinical outcomes that are among the best in the nation. Their highly trained clinical and support teams address physical, emotional and financial needs. A broad array of treatment options are available.
- 5945 Council St. NE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 | (319) 294-7088
- 1002 4th Ave. SE | Cedar Rapids, IA 52403 | (319) 363-1538
Endocrinologists help regulate hormones when levels are too low or high or if your body isn’t responding properly to your hormones. Diabetes is the most common endocrine disease.
Other areas our specialists cover include bone/osteoporosis, growth, hypertension, lipid (cholesterol) disorders, obesity, pituitary gland, thyroid, reproduction and cancer of the endocrine glands.
Medical Weight Loss Clinic
Dr. Rao evaluates and treats individuals struggling with weight-related issues and provides medically-supervised options for safe and effective weight loss with an emphasis on lifestyle changes, not dieting.
We utilize a team-based approach to diabetes management. Our certified diabetes educators, nurses and dietitians work with each individual’s doctor to facilitate the common goal of successful diabetes management. Our team of health professionals offers information, instruction and support through educational programs and counseling sessions. We work to improve each person’s quality of life, while diabetes cannot be cured, it can be effectively managed by learning important skills.
Health Promotion helps people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health. Our team of dietitians, therapists, fitness specialists and health educators work together with Dr. Rao to help individuals make lifestyle changes, such as healthy eating habits, increased physical activity and weight loss. In addition to the Medical Weight Loss Clinic, services include the meal replacement program, weight and wellness class, nutrition counseling and more.