Craig Stark, MD, a long-standing member of Iowa Methodist Medical Center's staff, has joined UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Cardiology and will open their new cardiology clinic at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The new clinic opened April 1st at Iowa Methodist's Methodist Plaza II building, 1215 Pleasant Street, Suite 414.
"I'm pleased to continue to provide high-quality cardiology care for my patients at Iowa Methodist Medical Center" said Dr. Stark. "My colleagues at UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Cardiology are known for patient-focused, highly coordinated cardiovascular care throughout central Iowa."
Dr. Stark is board-certified in general, interventional and nuclear cardiology, and echocardiography. He was in practice with Iowa Heart Center since 1995, and prior to that, spent six years in private practice. He holds a bachelor's degree from Graceland College in Lamoni, Iowa, and a medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Following medical school, he completed an internal medicine residency and fellowships in both cardiology and interventional cardiology at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
The new office location at Iowa Methodist Medical Center is the former location of the Iowa Heart Center clinic at Iowa Methodist. The telephone number is 515-241-5700. Cardiology services at the clinic will include diagnostic imaging, clinical cardiology, medication management and heart rhythm intervention.
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Cardiology also has clinics that are close to Iowa Lutheran Hospital and Methodist West Hospital, with eight cardiologists, one physician assistant, two cardiology advanced registered nurse practitioners, diagnostic technicians and a highly-trained staff. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Cardiology also provides cardiology outreach clinics in Altoona, Ankeny, Boone, Indianola, Nevada, Norwalk and Osceola (at Clarke County Hospital).
About UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Physicians & Clinics
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Cardiology is part of UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Physicians & Clinics, a dynamic, patient-centered multi-specialty group serving patients in more than 100 clinic locations in Iowa and western Illinois. Primary Care is our anchor, with more than 80 percent of our physicians practicing in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and urgent care. We also provide patient care in more than 14 medical specialties.
About UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
UnityPoint Health - Des Moines includes Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Iowa Lutheran Hospital, Methodist West Hospital, Blank Children's Hospital, the John Stoddard Cancer Center and more than 50 primary care physician clinics throughout central Iowa. UnityPoint Health - Des Moines averages more than 32,600 inpatient admissions and 1,041,000 outpatient visits each year. For more information, visit www.iowahealth.org.