A yearly physical exam is recommended to prevent health problems before they occur, and is an important part of your long-term health plan. During your visit, we’ll review health topics relevant to your age and risk factors, as well as conduct a comprehensive physical examination.

Annual Well Woman Exams include:

  • Physical exam:
    blood pressure
    breast exam
    pelvic exam (includes pap smear)
  • Routine blood work may be used to test for:
    blood sugar levels
    cholesterol levels
    kidney function
    liver function
    thyroid function
    Vitamin B12
    Vitamin D
  • Review of health history
  • Update of current health situation 
    (Bring a list of medications and supplements.)
  • Update of family health history, including any new serious illnesses in the family
  • Evaluation of need for health screening tests based on age and personal/family history
  • Discussion of birth control methods, if needed
  • Provide recommendations for lifestyle modifications if appropriate, and set-up of further testing as necessary

If you’ve had any testing in the last year, please bring your lab results so we can test accordingly.

About Lisa

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She completed her Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner education through the Family Planning Council of Iowa. Lisa has studied Integrative Medicine since 1999.

Before opening her own practice in 2002, Lisa Kamphuis was a nurse practitioner in a traditional women’s health clinic. During this time, Lisa needed to see at least 4 patients per hour, eliminating any chance of teaching patients about preventative health. The final nudge to open her own practice came in 2001, when Lisa was told not to discuss vitamins and nutrition with patients, since it wasn’t in the “protocol”.

About Whole Woman Health

Whole Woman Health is a holistic healthcare facility in Des Moines, Iowa specializing in integrative endocrinology. Unlike traditional medical clinics that focus on prescription medication, we first look to natural medicine and nutritional changes to help you feel your best. Lisa will spend time listening to your story, and exploring options to create better balance in your life. Whole Woman Health will give you information, tools and support for a lifetime of health.


Whole Woman Health is a participating provider for United HealthCare at this time. Patients who pay cash at the time of service receive a 20% discount and those with Medicare or Medicaid receive a 30% discount.

Schedule your appointment today!

4507 Forest Ave., Des Moines, IA
Telephone: 515.243.6309
E-mail: lisa@wholewomanhealthdsm.com