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Children's Physicians, Council Bluffs

1022 Woodbury Ave.
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503  
Phone: (712) 352-0405 
Fax: (712) 352-0356 

Office Hours: 
Scheduled Appointments
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to noon

Walk-In Visits 
Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday & Holidays: noon to 10 p.m.

Our extended hours allow you to schedule well-check visits for your child(ren) without having to miss work or school. This, combined with our same-day sick visit policy, helps us meet your busy scheduling needs.

After Hours: 
Our online health portal, Children's Connect, allows you to schedule or request appointments online, even after hours. Plus, you can email your child's health care team when it's convenient for you.

Our after-hours phone service connects you with nurses specifically trained in pediatric medicine. If necessary, they'll put you in touch with a pediatrician or refer you to Children's Hospital & Medical Center for immediate attention. Your call placed to this service should be of an urgent nature. Non-urgent calls, such as prescription refills, behavior problems and appointments should be made through Children's Connect or during office hours.

Lactation Services
Our lactation consultants are available to help moms feel more confident and relaxed with the breast-feeding process and can offer assistance with issues like:

  • Finding the right breast-feeding position
  • Latching on
  • Engorgement
  • Sore nipples

Each of our lactation consultants is a registered nurse certified by the International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants, the highest certification available for lactation consultants. Call our office to schedule an appointment with one of our lactation consultants.

Meet our Providers

Malinda (Lindy) Bender, MD 

Nicole Villarreal, MD, FAAP

Cheryl Calabro, ARNP

Debra Gartin, ARNP

Tara Goodman, ARNP

Christine Hunter, PA-C

Kelsey Stoysich, PA-C