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Ben Riegle, PA-C’10, D.O.

Ben Riegle, PA-C’10, D.O., practiced as a physician assistant for five years before earning his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He now is an emergency medicine resident at UPMC Hamot, a hospital …

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Jon Hardersen, PA-C’06

Jon Hardersen, PA-C’06, was among the professionals from Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, located in West Des Moines, who presented during grand rounds at DMU on Nov. 1. The topic was obesity.

Zach Hollingsworth, PA-C’13

Zach Hollingsworth, PA-C’13, expanded expand his surgical physician assistant role to four days each week with the Cass County, IA, Health System. He provides care at Southwest Iowa Surgery (SWIS) and Cass County Memorial Hospital, coordinates with surgeons to evaluate patients …

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Mollie Mortenson, PA-C’16

Mollie Mortenson, PA-C’16, is a physician assistant to Joseph Brunkhorst, D.O.’06, with DMOS Orthopaedic Centers at its location in Ankeny, IA. She was featured on DMOS’ online “#FeatureFriday” on Oct. 12 for being “passionate about her job because she believes …

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Greg Isaacson, PA-C’18

Greg Isaacson, PA-C’18, joined Mercy Clinics Family Medicine Indianola in Indianola, IA. In addition to earning his bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and health at Iowa State University and his master’s degree in physician assistant studies at DMU, Isaacson …

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Meet the DMU Health Leaders

Among Des Moines University’s 40-plus student clubs and organizations, there’s one that offers something for everyone: the DMU Health Leaders. Open to students in all eight DMU degree programs, the Health Leaders Club offers opportunities to network with and learn …

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Rachel Axt, PA-C’18, M.A.

Rachel Axt, PA-C’18, M.A., is a certified physician assistant working alongside Dr. Ammar Karim at the CORE Institute in Phoenix. She cares for patients with fractures, sprains and strains of the hip, knee, shoulder, foot and ankle, and hand and …

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