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Exemplar Care News

press releases, recent articles and news features

Peoples' Choice 2022 Winner!

Des Moines' People's Choice DOCTOR 2022!

May 26. 2022
Humbled to be Des Moines’ People‘s Choice DOCTOR 2022!  Dr. Jon leads the Exemplar Care team by example, providing patient-focused care. We are grateful to everyone who voted.


WHO 13 Des Moines

Urgent care options hope to reduce burden on area hospitals

May 27. 2022
Between staffing shortages and the demand for beds, Polk County hospitals are operating at limited capacity. Health officials are reminding people about the urgent care option.

La Q Buena

¿Cuál es la mejor opción para cuidar tu salud y la de tu familia?

January 28, 2022
Honored for La Q Buena‘s shout out…Check it out.

We Are Iowa Local 5 News

What have we learned about Covid?

December 3, 2021
Check out Dr. Katie Kuehner (our Urgent Care Medical Director) talking with Mary Sugden on We Are Iowa Local 5 News‘s broadcast.


KCCI Des Moines

Exclusive: Iowans donating blood can get COVID-19 antibody testing at the same time

May 12, 2021
KCCI Stopped by help promote today’s Blood Drive.


Business Record

Exemplar Care launches 24/7 urgent care clinic

March 12, 2021
Exemplar Care adds 24/7 Urgent Care Clinic to the direct primary care practice established by Dr. Jon Van Der Veer in January 2019.

KCCI Des Moines

Exclusive: Travelers can get COVID-19 testing at DSM Airport

March 4, 2021
The airport is partnering with Exemplar Care to offer three types of on-site tests: An antibody test to answer if you’ve had COVID-19, a rapid antigen test to see if you have an active infection and a PCR test, which is the gold standard.

Press Release

DSM Airport adds onsite COVID-19 Testing

March 4, 2021

Des Moines International Airport partners with Exemplar Care to offer COVID testing to travelers

We are Iowa

On-site COVID testing now available at Des Moines International Airport

March 4, 2021
The Des Moines Airport Authority has partnered with Exemplar Care to provide travelers the convenience of on-site COVID-19 testing.

KCRG Des Moines

Des Moines airport offering on-site COVID-19 testing

March 4, 2021

Starting Thursday, people traveling through the Des Moines Airport can get tested for COVID-19 onsite.

Passengers can register online for an antibody, rapid antigen or PCR test provided by Exemplar Care. They can come to the airport once scheduled. People are notified by text and email when results are in.

Business Record

Exemplar Care launches 24/7 urgent care clinic to complement direct primary care

February 23, 2021
A West Des Moines physician who is beginning his third year operating a direct primary care practice has now launched a 24-hour urgent care/extended care clinic as an additional service for his members, but the clinic will also provide a much-needed off-hours community resource to the public.