Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa believes in giving you a choice in where you receive your care. Because PCI is an independent, locally-owned, physician group, PCI specialty doctors are NOT employed by any hospital or health system. Instead, we give you the choice of where you’d like to have your surgery:

  • Surgery Center Cedar Rapids
  • St. Luke’s Hospital
  • Mercy Medical Center

Some PCI physicians also offer surgery at surrounding hospitals and medical centers. Whether you are seeking a referral or find yourself at a local hospital—request a PCI physician or give us a call today.

We are together in health.

Accreditations

American Board of Medical Specialties

All PCI physicians and surgeons are either board certified or board eligible in their specialty. Medical specialty certification in the United States is a voluntary process. Board certification—and the Gold Star—demonstrate a physician’s exceptional expertise in a particular specialty and/or subspecialty of medical practice.

The Gold Star signals a board-certified physician’s commitment and expertise in consistently achieving superior clinical outcomes in a responsive, patient-focused setting. Patients, physicians, healthcare providers, insurers, and quality organizations look for the Gold Star as the best measure of a physician’s knowledge, experience, and skills to provide quality healthcare within a given specialty.

American College of Radiology (ACR) - Accreditation for MRI

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and treat medical conditions.

American College of Radiology (ACR) - Accreditation for Breast MRI

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many breast conditions that may not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound.

American College of Radiology (ACR) - Accreditation for CT

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in computed tomography (CT) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). CT scanning — sometimes called CAT scanning — is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

American College of Radiology (ACR) - Accreditation for PET

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in positron emission tomography (PET) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). PET scanning is a noninvasive medical test that helps physicians diagnose and tailor treatments for various medical conditions.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Computed Tomography (CT)

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa - Ear Nose & Throat has been received a three-year term of accreditation in CT in the areas of Sinus and Temporal Bone CT by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means that our clinic has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Computed Tomography (CT)

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa - Ear Nose & Throat has been received a three-year term of accreditation in CT in the areas of Sinus and Temporal Bone CT by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means that our clinic has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa has been awarded accreditation by the Commission on Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). Completing COLA’s accreditation program means our clinical laboratory is in compliance with Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and is recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL)

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa vascular laboratory is nationally accredited by ICAVL and is one of few such vascular labs in Cedar Rapids.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for Computed Tomography (CT)

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa - Ear Nose & Throat has been received a three-year term of accreditation in CT in the areas of Sinus and Temporal Bone CT by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).

Accreditation by the IAC means that our clinic has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts. The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national standards through a comprehensive application process including detailed case study review.

Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification

Physicians' Clinic of Iowa - Hematology & Oncology has received the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) certification awarded for exceptional outpatient care. PCI was the first cancer treatment provider in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor to receive the three-year certification.

The primary goal of the QOPI Certification process is to encourage practice improvement. The QOPI Certification seal indicates that practice benchmarks against national standards that are reliable and credible and also acts to incorporate standards and processes to safeguard both the practice and patients. A certified practice strives to better streamline policies and procedures and improve interdepartmental communications, especially in regards to record-keeping and billing.

History

We started with a small group of physicians who wanted to create an independent, physician-owned care model for the community. Today, our medical group has grown to more than 80 physicians, surgeons, and mid-level providers who deliver care to thousands each year.

1997

  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is created from the following entities:
    • Iowa Medical Clinic, PC (Neurology, Orthopaedics, Occupational Medicine, Podiatry, Rheumatology)
    • General Surgeons, PC
    • Surgical Specialists, PC
    • Eastern Iowa Ear, Nose & Throat Specialists, PLC
    • Linn County Urology, PC
  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa signs its first HMO contract working with the community to control health care costs.

1998

  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa becomes an equity member of the Cedar Rapids Physician-Hospital Organization.

1999

  • An infusion center is implemented in Rheumatology.
  • Orthopedic extremity MRI is made available.

2000

  • Dexascan for bone density is now available.

2001

  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa partners with St. Luke’s Hospital to build the St. Luke’s Ambulatory Surgical Unit.
  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa works with AEGON (now TransAmerica) to bring more choices to market in health insurance coverage.

2003

  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa becomes a co-owner of Surgery Center Cedar Rapids, formerly the St. Luke’s Ambulatory Surgical Unit.
  • Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa becomes certified to the ISO 9001 quality management system. (ISO is an international organization that has established worldwide standards for quality.)

2008

  • Plans begin for a single full-service facility that will be a convenient “medical mall” new to Iowa.

2011

  • Doctors, patients, and even the Governor of Iowa break ground on the Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Medical Pavilion.

2013

  • The grand opening of Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa Medical Pavilion where all PCI doctors and clinics are located.

2020

  • Grand opening of Medical Pavilion 2

Leadership

Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is led by an administrative team as well as a board of directors comprised of physicians representing a cross-section of specialties. Because we are independent, our physicians are shareholders in the company and elect department chairs and board members as organizational representatives.

Philosophy

Our Vision

Working together to be Iowa's patient-focused specialty care leader.

Mission

The Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa is a multi-specialty group of medical and surgical specialties and staff serving patients in Eastern Iowa by improving their health through the PCI commitment to superior service and continuous quality improvement.

Shared Values

  • People Above All. We treat those we serve and each other with compassion, dignity, and respect. All interactions with patients, referring providers, community stakeholders, and each other must be conducted with integrity, ethics, and mutual respect.
  • Excellence. We aspire to be the best medical group in America, period. We always strive to be the first choice for high quality care and exemplary service.
  • Results. We promote an environment of accountability that delivers consistent results by exceeding the expectations of the people we serve as well as the standards we set for ourselves.
  • Commitment. We are committed to our patients, to our partners, and to each other. We value these relationships and invest in their long-term development.

Purpose

Our purpose is to deliver a lifetime of good health to those we serve.

Promise

Our promise to you is a partnership. We want you to know that we’re not just working towards improved health together, we’re building a partnership together. One grounded in individual attention, tailored solutions, and successful outcomes. That’s why our promise is a partnership—doing it together.

We’re in this together with:

  • Our Patients
  • Our Referring Providers
  • Our Colleagues
  • Our Community

Together in health.