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 Ave
Ames, IA 50010
421 East Merle Hibbs Boulevard
Marshalltown, IA 50158
- 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
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.
Food is Medicine
Proper nutrition is a vital part of your health care prescription. Follow these principles for diet and exercise.
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.
View the most up-to-date pediatric immunization schedule from the CDC.
CDC.gov 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.
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.
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.
The ACT for Strong Families Program offers information on dealing with media violence with your children.
The Adoptive Families Magazine website provides resources on adoption and adoption-related stories and articles.
The American Academy of Pediatrics website provides tips on water safety for children.
MyPlate offers personalized eating plans and interactive tools to help you plan/assess your food choices based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
The Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau provides this guide on the Iowa Child Restraint Law and National Safety Recommendations.
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
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
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
Free Medical Clinic available to members of the community.
First United Methodist Church, 516 Kellogg, Ames, IA
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
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
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
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.
WIC provides nutrition and food assistances to low-income women and children each month.
102 North 1st Street
641-754-6353 or 1-800-390-5293
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.