Anemia Management Clinic

The UI Anemia Management Clinic offers comprehensive diagnoses and therapy for anemia management for elective surgery, pregnancy, and chronic medical conditions.

Program Features

  • We are the first of its kind in Iowa with an exclusive focus on anemia management and blood conservation.
  • Our team-based, individualized care means our physicians, advanced care providers, and nurses work collaboratively to address the unique needs of each patient.
  • We can be accessed Monday through Friday in our convenient Iowa River Landing location.
  • Same-day visits for check ups and therapy mean fewer visits overall.
  • We offer a state-of-the-art infusion facility with lab testing and pharmacy facilities all in one place.


Anemia is a condition that causes weakness and tiredness. Anemia happens when the hemoglobin level in your blood is low. Hemoglobin is an iron-rich protein that gives blood its red color. This protein helps red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. 

The Anemia Management Clinic treats patients with anemia who are scheduled for an elective surgery or an elective high-blood-loss procedure. The clinic also specializes in treatment of anemia for obstetrical patients and patients who do not accept blood products.

What to Expect at Your Anemia Management Clinic Visit

When surgery is scheduled, your blood will be checked. If you have anemia, you will be referred to the Anemia Management Clinic. Same-day appointments are available.

The Anemia Management Clinic staff and nurse practitioner work closely with your medical and surgical teams prior to surgery or high-blood-loss procedures.

Why it is Important to Treat Anemia

A person with anemia may have more problems during surgery than those without anemia. Some of these problems may be:

  • More bleeding during surgery
  • Problems after surgery
  • Prolonged hospital stay

When surgery is scheduled, we will check to see if you have anemia. We do this by checking the hemoglobin in your blood.

What are the types of anemia? What are ways to raise hemoglobin?
Low iron Iron
Low vitamin B12 Vitamin B12
Low folic acid Folic Acid
Other blood issues Vitamin C

The Anemia Management Clinic Nurse Practitioner will work closely with your surgery team to treat your anemia before surgery.

What May Happen During Your Visit

  • Labs will be drawn to further check your anemia
  • We will help to find answers to why you are anemic
  • The nurse practitioner will do an anemia-focused exam
  • The nurse practitioner will talk to you about what to do for your anemia
  • Treatment may involve iron infusions
  • You may need 1-4 treatments or infusions

Care Team