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A Closer Look at the Delta Variant

July 30, 2021 - COVID-19

A Closer Look at the Delta Variant From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists and providers have been on alert for variants in the original virus. Put simply, a variant is an evolution of the virus, typically making it more contagious, stronger or both. During the last 18 months several variants have been identified, […]

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Back to School: Ready for the Bell to Ring

July 30, 2021 - News

Children across Central Iowa are getting ready to head back to school in the coming days. Exemplar Care’s Stacy Hennigar, MSN, ARNP, offers up the tips below to ensure your kids are ready to go when that bell rings to start the 2021-22 school year. Get Your Vaccinations There are a number of immunizations required […]

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Ken, Des Moines, IA

July 30, 2021 - Testimonial

Des Moines Man Impressed by Dr. Jon’s Willingness to ‘Go to Bat’ for Him As a diabetic, Ken Sundet Jones thrives on consistency.  The one-size-fits-all type of patient care he found commonplace at large clinics simply wasn’t working for him. In Dr. Jon Van Der Veer of Exemplar Care, he found a partner in care […]

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Laura, St. Charles, IA

April 16, 2021 - Testimonial

More than a Provider, Dr. Jon Serves as an Advocate St. Charles family benefits from individualized approach that is the hallmark of Exemplar Care Raising two boys who require more specialized health care than most, Laura Leszczynski has become very familiar with visits to the doctor’s office. Often feeling lost after short appointments in large […]

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COVID Vaccine Types

April 14, 2021 - COVID-19

By Dr. Katie Kuehner, D.O. Urgent Care Medical Director Vaccination is in full swing this spring. Hey, all!  This week we are going to recap all three vaccine options.  Which, actually – spoiler alert – is not controversial at all.  As a reminder, experts still universally agree that the best vaccine is the one you can […]

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COVID, Viral Variants, and Looser Restrictions?

April 14, 2021 - COVID-19

By Dr. Katie Kuehner, Urgent Care Medical Director CDC is loosening restrictions on the vaccinated, but then I heard about this “B117 variant”…  What do I  need to know? SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes the disease known as COVID-19.  B117 is a variant or mutation in the virus, making it just another version of […]

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Exemplar Care offers COVID testing at Des Moines Airport

March 4, 2021 - Press Releases

Des Moines, Iowa (March 4, 2021): The Des Moines Airport Authority has partnered with Exemplar Care to provide travelers the convenience of onsite COVID testing at the Des Moines International Airport. Beginning March 4, 2021, Exemplar Care will offer three types of COVID tests at the airport: PCR, Rapid Antigen, and an Antibody test. International […]

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Exemplar Care is expanding!

December 22, 2020 - News

For Release: Exemplar Care, a direct primary clinic based in the Des Moines metro, has moved and is expanding its clinic to create the first around the clock urgent care in the region. Exemplar Care was founded by Jon Van Der Veer, DO, who leads operations at the clinic. The clinic is located just a […]

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2020 Will End Eventually

June 13, 2020 - News

We are not even halfway through the year, but most of us could agree that 2020 has already been filled with enough uncertainty, unrest, and fear to last a whole lifetime. COVID-19 and its resulting economic shutdown has led to millions of people being laid off from their work, which has disrupted their health insurance […]

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Does Your Healthcare Suck? With Direct Primary Care It Doesn’t Have To!

January 15, 2020 - News

Going through medical training, I remember hearing the only constant in healthcare is that it is ever-changing. Sadly, this holds true for patients as well as doctors and healthcare administrators. Rules regarding your insurance change, your premiums and deductibles change (interestingly, they only seem to go up), and no one can answer you if you […]

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