Mental Health Services

Jon Van Der Veer, DO -  - Internal Medicine

Exemplar Care

Jon Van Der Veer, DO

Internal Medicine located in West Des Moines, IA

Good mental health is a vital part of your total health and wellness. Experienced physician Jon Van Der Veer, DO, knows how everyday stresses and existing health issues take a toll on your mental health. At Exemplar Care in Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. Van Der Veer offers comprehensive mental health services, including diagnostic evaluations and treatments for issues like depression and anxiety. Don’t neglect your mental health. Schedule a mental health evaluation by calling Exemplar Care or requesting an appointment online now.

Mental Health Services Q & A

What mental health services are available?

There are a number of common mental health issues that can impact your daily life. Some of the most common conditions Dr. Van Der Veer diagnoses and treats include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

It’s important that you schedule a diagnostic evaluation with Dr. Van Der Veer when the symptoms of a mental health condition begin interfering with your usual activities and your physical health.

Dr. Van Der Veer provides longer appointment times to help you relax and feel comfortable. This can make it easier for you to talk through your concerns and questions.

What are the signs of a mental health issue?

Mental health issues affect people differently. However, there are some common signs that may indicate your mental health needs attention. These include:

  • Mood swings
  • Overthinking
  • Behavior changes
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Difficulty focusing at home or work

You or your loved ones may also notice changes in you that are cause for concern.

How are mental health issues diagnosed?

Dr. Van Der Veer offers discreet, onsite services to evaluate your mental health. During your appointment, he takes the time to better understand your symptoms, health, and family background.

To rule out underlying health issues that may trigger your symptoms, Dr. Van Der Veer provides a physical exam and may order blood work.

There are also specific processes Dr. Van Der Veer uses to learn more about your mental health. This may involve a conversation about your symptoms, relationships, career, and other factors of your life that influence your mental health.

What treatments are available for mental health conditions?

Because mental health conditions affect people differently, Dr. Van Der Veer tailors your treatment plan to your specific needs. Initially, he works closely with you on the issues impacting good mental health and can recommend changes in your life and your diet.

To help you better cope with conditions like anxiety or depression, Dr. Van Der Veer may prescribe medications. To complement your medication therapy, he may also refer you for professional counseling.

If you have a more serious mental illness, like bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, Dr. Van Der Veer can connect you with a provider specializing in mental health. He continues to provide you with comprehensive health care services and works with your other doctor to ensure you have what you need to thrive.

To learn more about the mental health services available at Exemplar Care, call the office or request a consultation online now.