Creston Family Doctors & Primary Care Physicians


1610 W. Townline Street
Suite 200
Creston, IA 50801

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 12:00PM
1:00PM - 5:00PM


Daniel Walker, DO
Jim Gerdes, DO
Kristin R. Bolinger, DO
Lonny D. Miller, MD, FAAFP
Mallory Kirscher, ARNP

About This Clinic

COVID-19 Visitor Restrictions

Restrictions are intended to keep team members and patients safe by decreasing traffic into and out of the hospital, and to deceasing traffic activity within the hospital.

Restrictions are intended to conserve PPE resources.

The ED/Outpatient/Clinic patient is allowed 1 visitor per patient.

  • Visitor must not be ill and must be screened according to visitor policy. If the visitor is ill they will not be allowed to accompany the patient.
  • Only 1  visitor allowed for entire visit (i.e. cannot rotate out with multiple visitors for same patient)
  • Visitor is to remain in the designated area (ED room, OP waiting area, clinic room or waiting area) and not wander through the department or building.
  • On arrival, begin communicating to patient and visitor that the visitor is only allowed in the immediate setting and will not be allowed to stay if the patient is admitted.
  • See exceptions for  designated caregivers

Primary Care Physicians and Family Doctors

Our family medicine and pediatric clinic is dedicated to providing personal, long term care for you and your family. Pediatric doctors and primary care physicians provide the majority of care across the United States while providing comprehensive healthcare for people of all ages - from newborns to seniors. At the family medicine and pediatric clinic, our goal is to build long-term relationships between family physicians and patients to support their lifelong health.

What Is a Family Practice Doctor or Primary Care Physician?

The Role Of A Primary Care & Family Physician

Primary care and family medicine physicians deliver a range of acute, chronic and preventive medical care services while providing a patient-centered medical home. Your primary care physician will be the doctor you visit for most medical needs, including routine screenings, physicals, preventive care, medication refills, non-emergency illnesses, such as a cold, and the person you can go to about any health questions. When you find a primary family physician, they’ll also be responsible for referring you to see a specialist should you experience a serious injury or illness.

In some cases, you’ll have the same family practice doctor from the time you’re a child through adulthood. Just because your family physician was your pediatric doctor, it doesn’t mean you need to switch when you’re older. Continuing to see the same pediatric doctor is a great idea since they will know your complete medical history. Our pediatric clinic treats patients of all ages, and our pediatric care specialists provide top-notch solutions to any health problems.

What Does a Primary Care Physician Do?

Primary care physicians and family practice doctors are responsible for the overall care of their patients and making referrals to specialists when needed. They will provide diagnosis for common conditions and provide health advice to help you live a long, healthy life.

What Kind Of Doctor Is A Primary Care Physician?

While all family physicians are qualified for general healthcare, they often have various specialties. At Greater Regional Health, our primary care physicians also act as pediatric care specialists, meaning they treat patients of all ages. This differs from internal medicine physicians, who only treat illnesses in adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.

Primary Care and Obstetrics and Gynecology Combined

Can Your Gynecologist Be Your Primary Care Physician?

At Greater Regional Health, we offer family medicine physicians who also offer obstetric and gynecology services. Our family medicine/obstetric physicians care for mothers and their babies throughout pregnancy, delivery and into well-child visits. From confirming your pregnancy to overseeing your family's ongoing primary care, our family medicine/obstetric physicians are here to maintain an ongoing relationship with you and your family.

How To Find a Primary Care Doctor

At Greater Regional Health, our primary care physicians are dedicated to providing patient-centered care everyday. Your family physician is the doctor you’ll see the most, and we believe the doctor-patient relationship is important. Our family practice doctors strive to be an open door, allowing patients to have honest conversations about their health, while also offering the highest expertise to meet your health needs.

When finding a primary care doctor, consider the type of care and treatments you would like. If you are looking for a provider for yourself and your children, a family medicine physician or pediatric doctor will be a great choice. If you are only searching for a physician for yourself, a primary care physician or internal medicine doctor would work, as well. The best way to find a primary care doctor is to meet with them and discuss your health needs to find the one that’s right for you.

Make An Appointment With a Greater Regional Health Primary Care Physician

Your family physician or pediatric doctor is your go-to physician for any health concerns you or your family  may have. The family medicine physicians and pediatric care specialists at Greater Regional Health are always by your side. For wellness check-ups, or any health concerns, a primary care physician will be here to bring you back to health.