Welcome to Eagle Family Health!
Eagle Family Health was started in March of 2008, when Dr. Kies took over the practice of Dr. Patrick Ryal, who left his practice after some 15 years to become a missionary in Nicaragua.
Dr. Kies is comfortable with all ages and stages of life, providing newborn physicals and hospice care, and most everything in between. We do insulin management, annual physicals, well-child checks, laceration repairs, nursing home visits, blood pressure checks, ear cleaning and skin biopsies. We see urine infections, heart failure, back pain, sinus infections, allergies, migraines, acid reflux, sprains and strains, and coordinate referrals with specialists for the things we can't handle here (which aren't all that many).
Dr. Kies doesn't do obstetrics anymore, and we can't do X-rays in the office, but we can do your blood work.
Relationship with Mercy Medical Center - North Iowa:
Dr. Kies does not have “admitting privileges” at Mercy Medical Center, because it’s impossible to provide good hospital care from a clinic 15 miles away. She does have “consultation privileges” at Mercy Medical Center, which means that she can visit you in the hospital, review your tests, and assist the hospital team with your care there. The Mercy computer does not automatically send Dr. Kies a message that you’ve been admitted to the hospital, so if you’d like her to visit you, please call the clinic. She will stop by after she has finished work at the clinic for the day.
There are various tests that we have to send to Mercy lab in Mason City. Our protocol is to call you with the results as soon as they are faxed to us, usually the next business day but closer to a week for pap smears or other pathology reports. If you have not heard from us, or if you would also like a paper copy of the results, please let us know. No news is not necessarily good news.
Co-pays and Deductibles: