Iowa Diabetes and Endrocrinology Center
Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (IDEC) is the largest endocrine practice in the state of Iowa, providing comprehensive health care services to adult patients diagnosed with diabetes and hormonal disorders.
Schedule Appointment: (515) 643-5100 | IDEC Patient Portal | Diabetes Education Program
IDEC is recognized by the American Diabetes Association (ADA) for its diabetes program. IDEC works collaboratively with Certified Diabetes Educators at the Mercy Diabetes Education Program.
IDEC employs eight board-certified endocrinologists, as well as a physician assistant and three nurse practitioners. All Mercy endocrinologists are board-certified by the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Mercy Endocrinologists include:
Advanced Practice Clinicians include:
When you are diagnosed with diabetes, it's important to develop a partnership with your health care providers. At Mercy, our comprehensive team of physicians, advanced care practitioners, registered dieticians and certified diabetes educators work with you to help manage your diabetes and ensure you are enjoying your everyday life without complications. We are proud to offer care for:
- Diabetes - including gestational diabetes and insulin pump management
- Imparied glucose tolerance
- Thyroid, pituitary and adrenal issues
- Calcium disorders
- Male and female hormonal disorders
Before your appointment
Please download, complete the editable fields on the forms and then print them prior to your appointment (view list of forms below). Also, we suggest you write down your questions and concerns to share with our staff. Please plan on arriving 15 minutes before your scheduled time to complete registration.
IDEC registration forms
What to bring
- Insurance card - We need to have a copy on file.
- Photo identification
- List of all medications
- Blood sugar records, if appropriate
- Blood glucose meter, if appropriate
- Completed forms (see links above)
For billing questions,call (515) 643-2519 or (888) 515-7155, Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
We accept most major insurance plans, including Medicare, but suggest you contact you insurance company directly to review your coverage. We are considered a specialty clinic by most insurance.
Beyond our routine appointments and expert endocrine care, we are proud to offer:
Bone density machine (DEXA)
Our office has a bone density (DEXA) machine that is used to evaluate bone loss. If you are not a patient at our office, you may still have a bone density screening done. To arrange a screening, please contact your primary care provider's office. They will need to send an order to our office for billing purposes. Generally bone density screenings are done every two years and the appointment will last approximately 30 minutes.
Thyroid ultrasound and needle biopsy
Several physicians in our office are certified to perform thyroid ultrasounds and biopsies (FNA). An ultrasound is a simple procedure used to image the thyroid gland located in the neck. Biopsies are done in coordination with an ultrasound to test for thyroid cancer. Needle biopsies are generally well tolerated procedures that result in a small bandage on your neck. Local anesthetic may be used depending on physician/patient preference. There are no restrictions before or after the appointment and a driver is not required. We require referral to a provider in our office prior to arranging a biopsy appointment.
For current patients needing lab appointments: our office utilizes Mercy Clinical Laboratory and we have experienced phlebotomists on site that handle lab draws and processing. Some insurance companies may not cover the total cost of labs if not done at an approved location. Please check with your insurance provider regarding lab fees and preferred draw stations. We prefer all lab appointments—including drop-offs—to be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. We also ask that you arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment.