Darbie L. Little-Cooper, MD

563-421-0500 Call for an Appointment

I love what I do because it gives me the opportunity to get to know my patients well and partner with them to improve their health over time. 

I had always had an interest in mental health, and it has become increasingly apparent that it is often impossible to separate a person’s physical health from their mental wellbeing. We are always learning in medicine, and it is an exciting time to be working at the interface of medicine and psychiatry

Even before I started medical school, I felt drawn to family medicine and the importance of forming a partnership between patient and physician to improve health and wellness. I have always wanted to contribute, not only to the health of the individual, but to the overall health of our community. I believe that, to do that as a physician, it means helping to take care of everyone and to try to “meet people where they’re at.”


Office Hours

Sunday : Closed
Monday : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday : 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday : Closed

Contact Information

Office Phone: 563-421-0500

Fax: 563-326-1901


Year joined staff:


  • English


  • Psychiatry
  • Family Practice


  • Behavioral Health

Areas Of Interest

  • Medical care for patients with chronic psychiatric illness
  • Medical education, specifically primary care providers caring for patients with mental illness
  • Chronic disease management
  • Integrated care
  • Population health

Personal Interests

I grew up in the Quad Cities and am excited to be working in the area. I enjoy spending time with my family, knitting, reading, and listening to music in my spare time. I occasionally play the violin and trombone, but have not played in any structured way since college. I enjoy learning languages, and have been trying to improve my Spanish fluency.

Education & Training


University of Iowa College of Public Health, Master of Public Health
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine with Distinction in Service


University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Family Medicine/Psychiatry

Awards & Certifications

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Clark Merit Scholar, 2004-2005 
  • Exceptional teaching commendations, 2011

Board Certification

  • Board-eligible in Family Medicine
  • Board-eligible in Psychiatry

Professional Positions

Professional Memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Family Physicians