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Navigating Seasonal Allergies: A Guide to Managing Symptoms

Health Tips

  Transitioning into spring in the Midwest is marked by the transition from snowblowers to lawnmowers and the blossoming of flowers and planting of crops. However, for roughly 10 percent of the population, spring also brings back hay fever and the irritating seasonal allergies that come with it. What exactly causes allergies? Seasonal allergies mimic […]

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Knowing Your Blood Pressure Numbers

Health Tips

The Power of Proactive Care It’s natural for our blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day based on our activity level, stress, emotions, or even body temperature. However, prolonged high blood pressure levels, or hypertension, can lead to health issues, particularly for the heart. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hypertension […]

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National Doctor’s Day: Why Direct Primary Care?

Direct Primary Care

As we celebrate National Doctor’s Day, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the “why” behind the choice, Dr. Jon Van Der Veer and Dr. Michael Line made to pursue careers as Direct Primary Care doctors. Direct Primary Care is a healthcare model where patients pay a transparent monthly fee directly to their […]

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Hy-Vee Becomes Joint Owner of Exemplar Care

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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (Jan. 30, 2024) Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that it has become a joint owner of Exemplar Care as it works to bring more affordable primary care and urgent care services to Iowa patients and employers. Under the agreement, Exemplar Care medical clinics will be renamed to Hy-Vee Health Exemplar Care, offering […]

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Exemplar Care Appoints Dr. Michael Line as Head of Patient Care

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Des Moines, Iowa (September 26,2023) Exemplar Care announced that Michael Line, MD, MMM, will serve as the organization’s Head of Patient Care effective immediately. In this leadership role for Exemplar Care, Dr. Line will assume oversight for leading the medical staff and care process. Dr. Line’s previous leadership roles include Chief Medical Officer at Unity […]

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“Carve Out the Good Times” While Falling into Wellness

Health Tips

As the days grow shorter and the evenings cooler, we find ourselves at that bittersweet point in the year when we must bid farewell to the warmth and leisure of summer. As the leaves change and fall, it’s time to shift our focus towards embracing a season of self-care, ensuring we enter the winter months […]

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Bike Safety

Health Tips

We applaud everyone who is embarking on RAGBRAI this year! Even if you are not up for the full event, riding a bicycle is a great form of exercise with many health benefits. Here are 6 tips for safe and responsible biking: Bicycle Safety Equipment Use the following safety equipment on your bicycle and yourself […]

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Leisa Fox

Doing Healthcare Right with Dr. Jon Van Der Veer: Makers Podcast

Employee Benefits

Leisa Fox is joined by Dr. Jon Van Der Veer, who is the founder of Exemplar Care in Des Moines. Dr. Van Der Veer talks about why he founded Exemplar Care, how it works, and why it could be a great tool for employers and employees. Transparency is lacking in many parts of the healthcare […]

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Discover how Self-Care contributes to a healthy workplace

Discover the Power of Self-Care for a Thriving Workplace

Direct Primary Care

Embrace Direct Primary Care for Accessible, Quality, and Affordable Preventative Health Care We all know that the past couple of years have been tough. With the roller coaster of the COVID-19 pandemic, skyrocketing inflation, and soaring healthcare expenses, it’s no wonder that stress levels among employees hit an all-time high in 2023. In fact, women […]

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