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Brendan Phelps finds what he is looking for at Exemplar Care

November 22, 2021 - Testimonial

Putting the ‘Care’ Back in Health Care The traditional model of receiving primary health care left Brendan Phelps frustrated. He felt his providers spent too little time with him and that care was being dictated by myriad forces outside of the exam room. When he learned that a new kind of care was coming to […]

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Living with Diabetes? Tips to Manage Thanksgiving

November 22, 2021 - Health Tips

November is American Diabetes Month, and if you are living with this chronic condition, the holidays–specifically Thanksgiving—can be difficult to manage. The Exemplar Care team offers up these tips for managing your diabetes in a safe and healthy way during the holiday weekend: Test your blood sugar before and after the meal. If you have […]

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Smile! It’s Good for Your Health

November 22, 2021 - Health Tips

It might be hard to believe that something as simple as smiling is actually good for your health, mood, and moods of those around you.  Multiple studies show that smiling benefits us in a variety of ways. Here are some of the main advantages  Smiles Relieve Stress More than just improving your general mood, smiling […]

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3 Simple Tips To Living a Healthy Lifestyle

November 22, 2021 - Health Tips

Living a healthy and balanced lifestyle can seem daunting when taking care of our families and career. However, living healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. It’s just about choosing a few alternatives every day. Here are three easy ways that anyone can start doing right now to improve their health.  1. Drink More […]

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Pursuing Her Passion Katie Kuehner, DO, Urgent Care Medical Director

November 22, 2021 - News

As a child, Katie Kuehner, D.O., was fascinated by medicine. Her dad was a pharmaceutical representative and frequently chatted with her about his work and the world of medicine in general. For Dr. Kuehner, the prospect of doing something focused on helping people heal was intriguing.  “It was a natural fit for me,” says Dr. […]

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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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