Dr. Vuong Nayima, D.O.
Dr. Nayima is double board-certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy/Immunology. Born in Viet Nam, Dr. Nayima moved to Des Moines as a child and graduated from Lincoln High School. Dr. Nayima studied Biology at the University of Iowa before attending Des Moines University for medical school. He completed the University of Iowa - Des Moines Internal Medicine Residency Program at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in 2014 and his Allergy/Immunology Fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in 2016. Dr. Nayima then returned to Des Moines and has been practicing there since.
Dr. Nayima is a big proponent of medical education and serves as adjunct faculty with the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and provides lectures and preceptorships to numerous residency programs in the metro area.
Dr. Nayima's medical interests include seasonal allergies, food allergy,
drug allergy, and immune deficiency. When he is not practicing medicine,
Dr. Nayima practices the piano, plays video games, spends time with his
daughter Lucy, and their pets.
Dr. Kyla Reyes, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
Dr. Reyes grew up in Des Moines and graduated Roosevelt High School in 2010. She then earned her BSN from The University of Iowa in 2013. She worked as an inpatient cardiovascular/telemetry charge nurse for UnityPoint while attending a Family Nurse Practitioner program. Her graduate project involved food allergy management in the elementary school setting. She graduated from The University of Iowa with her her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2019. She feels a career with Iowa Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology gives her the opportunity to join a collaborative team and develop long-term relationships with families. She values life-long learning, holistic care, and family-based planning.
When not practicing, she enjoys fishing, archery, reading, playing and coaching volleyball, gardening, and watching her son play baseball.
Amira Islamagic, Clinic Director
Amira has an extensive background in nursing and has always been passionate about patient care. Her background includes family practice, ENT, and allergy/immunology. She later decided to pursue her dream of being in health care administration and completed her degree, upon completion she did her preceptorships with several Mercy administrative personnel. She is devoted to creating an empowering collaborative clinic and promoting transformational leadership. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her son and travel the world.
Hali, Lead Administrative Assistant
Hali graduated from Ankeny High School in 2013 and continued her education at DMACC for 2 years. After completing several general ed classes, Hali transferred to Mercy College of Health Sciences where she completed prerequisite classes for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Although being an ultrasound technician has been her dream, she has decided to switch majors and continue her education by getting her bachelors in Healthcare Administration. Working at Iowa Allergy, Asthma & Immunology has set the foundation for her to become successful and motivated to finish school. Hali has been working with Dr. Nayima since 2018 and plans to stay with the company throughout her schooling. In her free time Hali enjoys spending time with her girlfriend, family, friends and dog, Luna. She also enjoys traveling to new states and visiting their zoo's, exploring and going on adventures, checking out new breweries and finding good books to read!
Heidi, LPN, Nurse Manager
Heidi graduated from Algona High School in 2003 and went back to school for nursing, obtaining her license in 2012. She has worked with Dr. Nayima since 2018 and enjoys getting to know our patients and helping to provide them with the care they need. In her spare time, Heidi enjoys reading, playing piano, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.
Emily, Registered Nurse
Emily graduated from Perry High School in 2008. After a few years in college, Emily decided that she wanted to be a nurse and dedicate her life to helping others. She then graduated from DMACC School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 2014.Throughout her education and early career, she has spent the majority of her time on fast-paced medical surgical floors throughout UnityPoint Hospitals. Most recently, she spent a few years working with a busy spine surgeon at Iowa Ortho. In June 2019, she made the change to Iowa Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. She felt as though it was an excellent opportunity to join a clinic whose mission and values were true to hers, to have the chance to learn other areas of nursing and grow as a nurse, and to grow as a person by being around the excellent team she works with. In her free time, Emily enjoys traveling, binge watching a good show on Netflix, hanging out with family and friends, especially spending time with her husband, baby girl, and her two Australian Shepherds, Loki & Apollo.One of her favorite quotes that she tries to remember with each patient she interacts with is, "People will never forget how you made them feel".
Kiley, Registered Nurse, BSN
Kiley graduated from Centerville High school in 2014. Kiley knew at a young age she wanted to become a nurse. During her junior and senior years of high school she began nursing classes at Indian Hills Community College. After graduating high school, she continued her education at
Indian Hills where she graduated with her LPN in 2015 and RN in 2016. Kiley then went on to graduate with her BSN at the University of Iowa in 2018 and is currently obtaining her MSN and FNP at Purdue University Global. Throughout her nursing journey she has worked as a CNA for 2 years, LPN for 2 years and a RN for 2.5 years. Kiley Joined Iowa Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology in September of 2019. She moved to the area and thought this would be a great fit for her as she has experience in the clinic setting and immunotherapy. In her free time, Kiley enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dogs. She also loves to spend her summer days on the lake, and vacationing with family and friends. Kiley is excited to expand her knowledge and learn more about Asthma, Allergy and Immunology and hopes to someday soon be a Nurse Practitioner in the field as well.
Madison , Registered Nurse,BSN
Madison graduated from AGWSR High School in 2015. She then graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2019 where she obtained her BSN and RN. Madison joined Iowa Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology shortly after starting her nursing career. She was excited to join a close-knit team while also learning a new area of nursing. In her free time Madison enjoys spending time with her fiancé, their dog Jace, family, and friends. She also enjoys traveling, reading, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Marisa, RN, BSN
Marisa graduated from Kennedy High School in 2013. After going to the University of Iowa to study business, Marisa decided to change her major senior year and start nursing school. Marisa graduated with her Bachelors degree in Nursing from Mount Mercy University at the end of 2019. Marisa joined Iowa Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology shortly after finishing nursing school. In her free time, Marisa enjoys spending time with her husband, family, friends, and adorable golden retriever named Wrigley. She also enjoys watching Netflix, taking spontaneous trips, and as always, cheering on the Hawkeyes.
Allie, RN, BSN
Allie graduated from Spencer High School in 2015. Allie knew at a young age that she wanted to be in the healthcare field and become a nurse. She then went onto nursing school at Northwestern College. She graduated nursing school in 2019 with her RN, BSN. Allie started her nursing career off in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) before joining us at Iowa Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Allie enjoys being able to be the serving and helping hand to her patients and working as a team here. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two Goldendoodle dogs, Jager and Lola. She also enjoys spending time biking with her husband, visiting family, and cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Cassandra, Administrative Assistant
Cassie graduated from Lynnville-Sully High School in 2012. After taking some general education classes through DMACC, she turned her focus to working full time. Cassie started working as a medical receptionist in 2016 at an OB/GYN clinic until she found a new home here at Iowa Allergy. In her free time Cassie enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and numerous pets, and working on their fixer upper home.