Choosing a pediatrician is not something parents should take lightly. You want someone you can trust and someone who will treat your child like the precious human he or she is. At Physicians Clinic of Iowa Pediatrics, our experienced team provides everything your child needs in a caring, nurturing environment.

Pediatricians prevent, detect and manage physical, behavioral and developmental issues that affect children. Pediatric care starts at birth and normally continues through your child's 18th birthday. Our pediatricians diagnose and treat a broad range of childhood illnesses, from minor health problems to serious diseases.

At PCI, our Pediatrics Team:

  • Has specialized training in the physical, emotional, and behavioral needs of children.
  • Only sees children, so we have more experience recognizing and treating childhood illnesses.
  • Can offer specialized care if your child was premature or has a health condition that needs close monitoring.

Pediatric Treatments & Services

  • Routine infant, child and adolescent physical exams and preventative medicine
  • Immunizations
  • Ensure your child is meeting developmental milestones in growth, behavior, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
  • Give you information about your child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs
  • Answer your questions about your child’s growth and development
  • Refer to and collaborate with a specialist, if necessary

The pediatricians at this practice follow and recommend the vaccine schedule according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Immunizations are vital for the health and safety of our patients and our community. We strongly recommend patients to be fully immunized, unless medically contraindicated.

One of the main roles we have as physicians is to educate our patients and their caregivers on keeping their children healthy. We will provide education and address questions caregivers have about the recommended vaccine schedule. While we strongly recommend not delaying vaccines, we are willing to accommodate a delayed vaccine schedule as long as the caregiver agrees to the following:

  • We do not accept patient who will not receive any vaccines.
  • The patient must be working towards staying up-to-date on vaccines as mutually agreed upon by the caregiver and physician. The patient must return for follow-up vaccine appointments according to the agreed upon delayed schedule (and not further delay or skip vaccine appointments).
  • The patient must be up to date on recommended vaccines by age 2.

While we understand that decisions about patients' health is up to caregivers, if they are not willing to follow this vaccine policy, then another medical provider may be a better fit to care
for that family.