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Help us reduce the burden on Des Moines area hospitals

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According to a news release from the Polk County Health Department, the capacity of Polk County hospitals is currently limited because of COVID-19 and staffing shortages. 5/26/22 Read more about the shortage: Des Moines Register Article > KCCI News Story >   If you are in need of medical care, please consider visiting an urgent […]

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Headache vs. Migraine?

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Whether you are suffering from a headache or a migraine, it is worth your time to connect with a healthcare professional. Learn more about the symptoms and differences between between migraines and headaches, and how a healthcare professional can help: Headaches > Migraines >

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What’s Causing Your Headache?

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Headaches might feel like something you can manage on your own, but there’s often an underlying cause that can be addressed. Read this blog to find out why it is worth your time to connect with a healthcare professional the next time you have a headache.   A headache might seem like something you can push […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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1 in 5 Americans will experience a mental illness in a given year. Mental health conditions impact 1 in 5 U.S. adults each year, yet many feel alone in their experiences because it isn’t openly talked about. We believe discussing mental health conditions in day-to-day life or conversations between coworkers or friends can help raise […]

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Exemplar Care Urgent Care Offers x-rays

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When you present to the Urgent Care with an injury, you may need an x-ray.  You may think x-rays are only for broken bones, but did you know that they also play a key role in many other diagnostic purposes? Our onsite 24/7 x-ray and caring, professional radiology staff deliver quick, compassionate care to ensure […]

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Finding Supportive Care for Homeless Man: Doing Right by Patients

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Case management staff works tirelessly to find safe, supportive care for former homeless man. The case management team at Exemplar Care is focused on ensuring access to needed care is never a barrier for patients. Recently, the team went out of its way to ensure a homeless patient received the vital, specialized services he needed.  […]

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

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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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Back to School: Ready for the Bell to Ring

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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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Exemplar Care is expanding!

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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 block of […]

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2020 Will End Eventually

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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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