McFarland Clinic


The Pediatrics Department offers comprehensive routine and preventative healthcare for children from birth to 18 years of age.

Our board-certified pediatric providers offer a wide range of services to our young patients and their families including:

  • Providing supervisory care
  • Actively participating in patient assessment and care decisions
  • Developing new diagnostic and therapeutic methods
  • Constantly striving to improve the outcomes and lifestyles of children in their care

Locations & Hours

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010


Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office



Marshalltown Office

421 East Merle Hibbs Boulevard
Marshalltown, IA 50158


Location Details on Marshalltown Office




McFarland Clinic physicians certified in Pediatrics practice as Pediatric Hospitalists at Mary Greeley Medical Center.


  • Same Day Appointments: Accommodates scheduled time for unexpected illness and minor injuries
  • Well Child and Adolescent Care: Provides adolescent physical exams for sports, school, and summer camps. The physical exam allows your Pediatrician to assess the physical growth and development of your child.
  • Dietician: A referral can be made to a local dietician as well as other services that provide diet counseling.
  • Disease/Disorders Treated: Acute and chronic diseases
  • Immunizations: Administration of pediatric vaccines
  • Hospital Care: Newborn care and inpatient hospital care
  • Lab and Radiology Services
  • Physical Therapy
  • Treatment of Minor Injuries: Such as lacerations, sprains, and strains

Pediatric Hospitalists

McFarland Clinic also has pediatricians specialized in caring for hospitalized infants, children, and adolescents. Our Pediatric Hospitalists supervise and coordinate all areas of a child's care while they are in the hospital.

Hospitalists do not maintain a private practice outside of the hospital. Providers are familiar with key departments and individuals within the hospital and clinic to allow for prompt connections with other healthcare personnel for coordinated care.

McFarland Clinic pediatricians serving as Pediatric Hospitalists practice at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Patient Resources

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Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring with me to my appointment?

Please bring an updated medication list, a photo ID, insurance card, forms that need to be completed, and a list of questions you may have for the provider. If you are new to the clinic, please bring a copy of your child's previous medical records.

How do I contact my doctor on the weekends/nights?

For information on getting an evening or weekend appointment at Urgent Care or Express Care, or to contact First Nurse, please visit our Need Care Now page.

Is it ok for me to send my teen child to his/her appointment alone since I am at work?

It is preferred that a parent or legal guardian attends the appointment with the child. If you are unable to attend your child’s appointment, please provide us with a phone number where you can be reached during the appointment.

Patient Education

Important Links
See details for Pediatric Immunization Schedule
Pediatric Immunization Schedule

View the most up-to-date pediatric immunization schedule from the CDC.

See details for CDC Vaccinations & Immunizations
CDC Vaccinations & Immunizations is your online source for credible health information and is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC provides vaccination and immunization information in this section of their website.

See details for American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their efforts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

See details for Online Safety for Kids
Online Safety for Kids

The Parent Further website offers a section devoted to online safety for kids and gives parents advice on dealing with their children and the Internet.

See details for Media Violence and Children
Media Violence and Children

The ACT for Strong Families Program offers information on dealing with media violence with your children.

See details for Adoptive Families Magazine
Adoptive Families Magazine

The Adoptive Families Magazine website provides resources on adoption and adoption-related stories and articles.

See details for AAP Water Safety
AAP Water Safety

The American Academy of Pediatrics website provides tips on water safety for children.

See details for MyPlate

MyPlate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

See details for Child Restraint Laws & Recommendations
Child Restraint Laws & Recommendations

The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau provides this guide on the Iowa Child Restraint Law and National Safety Recommendations.  


Community Resources
See details for Home Health Care
Home Health Care

Home Health Care provides comprehensive, coordinated services to patients within a 50-mile radius of Ames. From our specialists to our nurses and health aides, home medical equipment and hospice services each member of the experienced staff is specially trained in the delivery of in-home care.

1111 Duff Avenue Ames, IA 50010
515-239-6730 or 800-529-4610

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Youth and Shelter Services

YSS is in the business of changing lives, giving hope and improving odds by ensuring that youth have access to safety, guidance and caring adults.

PO Box 1628, Ames, IA

11 East State Street, Marshalltown, IA

See details for Childserve

ChildServe is a not-for-profit organization that partners with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

1915 Philadelphia Street, Ames

See details for Ames Free Medical Clinic
Ames Free Medical Clinic

Free Medical Clinic available to members of the community.

First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg, Ames, IA

See details for Access

ACCESS is a harbor for all whom have experienced domestic and sexual violence, providing a safe environment for empowerment and exploration of personal strengths. ACCESS advocates for social change, partnering with other agencies to deliver education and professional training to end domestic and sexual violence.

P.O. Box 1429, Ames, IA

See details for MICA

MICA services for families who fall into five broad categories: Child Development, Family Development, Health, Housing and Youth Development.

125 South 3rd Street, Ames, IA  

1001 South 18th Avenue, Marshalltown, IA

See details for Child Abuse Prevention Services
Child Abuse Prevention Services

Child Abuse Prevention Services is a private, non-profit organization that was begun as a grassroots effort in 1981. The organization has grown to be a leader in the field of child abuse prevention.

306 South 17th Ave.
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158 

See details for Head Start Early Childhood Program
Head Start Early Childhood Program

The Head Start Early Childhood Program in Marshall and Tama Counties combines age-appropriate learning, social interaction, health screenings, nutrition education, strong parent involvement, and family development.

See details for WIC

WIC provides nutrition and food assistances to low-income women and children each month.

102 North 1st Street
Marshalltown, Iowa
641-754-6353 or 1-800-390-5293

See details for Poison Control  Center
Poison Control Center

The Poison Control Center works to reduce illness, deaths and costs associated with poisoning through providing statewide 24-hour emergency telephone advice, poison prevention information and education. 

To contact Poison Control, please call 1-800-222-1222.

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