Local Resources

Information and Referral Services

The Lupus Foundation of America, Iowa Chapter provides information and referral on lupus related topics such as:

  • Educational Materials
  • Print materials

These materials can be attained by contacting the office:

  • Understanding Lupus
  • Diagnosing Lupus
  • Treating Lupus
  • Coping with Lupus
  • Living with Lupus
  • Lupus and the Musculoskeletal System
  • Lupus and the Skin
  • Lupus and the Renal System
  • Lupus and the Cardiopulminary System
  • Lupus and the Gastrointestinal System

Additional topics available as well.

Phone: 515-279-3048

Email: info@lupusia.org

Contact us using our online form.

Wellness Council

Optimum Performance Physical Therapy, LLC
Jon Schultz, MPT, OCS, ECS, PRC
515-257-7915
www.optimumperfomanceptiowa.com

Sarah Masengarb, LMT
415-672-1783
Prairie Life Fitness
515-223-5999
www.prairielife.com

Des Moines Acupuncture
Abby Miller, L. Ac, Dipl. CH
515-277-9998
www.desmoinesacupunctureworks.com
Abby Miller and Stephanie Braunwarth of Des Moines Acupuncture Clinic, Licensed Acupuncturists and Board Certified by the Iowa Board of Medicine, are expert at discovering the root cause of a patient’s pain and working with the patient to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to restore them to vibrant health!  They have an outstanding reputation for successful patient outcomes in the following areas:
Anxiety/Depression/Fertility/Allergies/Sinusitis/Migraines/Chronic Pain Diseases/Pain (back, muscle, neck, knee, shoulder)/PMS/Digestive Disorders/Osteoarthritis/Auto Immune Conditions/Neurological/Brain/MS

Fleet Feet Sports
Andy Roat, Owner
Kathy Roat, Walking Program Coordinator
515-323-3338
www.fleetfeetdesmoines.com

Notebook Café
Shelly Thompson, Publisher
www.thenotebookcafe.com

Looking for inspirational stories, faith based devotionals and encouragement for each season? Then join The Notebook Café interactive café community. The Notebook Café is a monthly publication available in over 50 locations in central Iowa. It can also be found online at thenotebookcafe.com. Each monthly issue contains articles on an unlimited variety of topics. Our hope is to inspire, encourage, and motivate our readers to create more, do more, learn more, and enjoy life...wherever they are at in their journey. Our mission is to give our café community a richness in all seasons of life to appreciate each day--celebrating moments of happiness, and providing encouragement when facing the trials that life brings. The Notebook Café is available online, in print, and on Facebook and Instagram...our door is ALWAYS open 24/7.

Jessica Reiter-Flax
Community Health Charities, Executive Director
LFA Wellness Project Consultant

Linda Franker, Certified Health Coach
515-988-8251
www.Lindafranker.ichooseoptimumhealth.com

Nicole Stokes, LMSW
Pediatric Social Worker
Blank Children’s Hospital
Local Lupus Meeting Leader (LFA Support)
(LFA-Iowa Board Member, LFA-Iowa Medical Advisory Board)

Lauren Calhoun, RN
ICU Methodist
Local Lupus Meeting Leader (LFA Support)
(LFA-Iowa Board Member, LFA-Iowa Medical Advisory Board)

Lauren Wallace, Chef
Nourish Personal Chef
757-991-0376
Paleo Expert, Autoimmune Paleo Expert
www.nourishpersonalchef.squarespace.com

East Village Chiropractic
Dr. Braxton Pulley
515-288-8058
www.drpulley.com

Iowa and Nebraska Rheumatology Referral Lists:

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc., Iowa Chapter is pleased to make this list of rheumatologists available to aid persons wishing to seek the assistance of a doctor specializing in the diagnosis and/or treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus. We are unable to evaluate the professional qualifications and competence of individual physicians included on this list.  Inclusion of a particular physician on this list should not be interpreted as a representation by us concerning that physician’s competence or qualifications.