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Risk Prevention Programs

Heart disease is often described as a lifestyle disease. Certain habits or personal traits contribute to a person’s increased risk of developing heart disease. You, with the support of family and friends and your physician, can take control of your health. Research has shown that even small lifestyle changes can reduce your risk.

  • Corporate Health
    Mercy Medical Center recognizes that controlling rapidly rising health care costs is a challenge faced by all employers in today's business world. As a local health care provider, we are in a unique position to collaborate with employers to help combat these significant costs.
  • Executive Health Check
    The health of your key executives is vital to the health of your company. Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines Executive Health Program and Corporate Wellness Plan focuses on preventing health problems.
  • Calcium Scoring
    Calcium scoring can tell you if you're at risk for a heart attack while there's still time to do something about it.
  • Vascular Screening
  • Healthy Weight Program
    The Mercy Center for Weight Reduction offers state-of-the-art, compassionate care for the entire patient, from psychological needs to nutritional needs. Patients visit with physicians, dietitians and psychologists, among other health care specialists, who help evaluate comorbidities (illnesses or conditions associated with obesity) such as hypertension, heart disease, pulmonary disease, sleep apnea and diabetes.
  • Exercise Programs
    The Mercy Wellness Center offers a variety of classes, open times and pick up games to help its members stay fit.
  • Wellness Center Membership

    The Mercy Wellness Center offers affordable individual, family and group rates. Memberships include full use of the Wellness Center’s facilities and classes. Personal fitness assessments and consultations are also available.

  • Diabetes Management

    Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (IDEC) offers a multidisciplinary team of registered nurses and registered dietitians who are also certified diabetes educators. We will work with you and your physician to help you control your diabetes and prevent or reduce the impact of complications through self-management, education and support. Working with your physician, we will help you learn how to take good care of yourself.

  • Pain Management
    When you are in pain, it is sometimes difficult to focus on anything else in your life. At Mercy Medical Center, we are committed to pain management as a priority in maintaining basic human dignity. We are dedicated to helping you deal with any type of pain you might have and achieving the greatest level of activity in your life.
  • Smoking Cessation Program

    Smoking Cessation classes are offered periodically to the general public and patients are provided counseling during their stay. If you would like more information about cessation opportunities in the community call (515) 247-4310.

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