National ShaDO Day

Want to know what it is like to be a medical student? Sign up to shadow an osteopathic medical student! National SOMA and Pre-SOMA leadership have designated April 20-24 as National Shadow a DO Student Week. DMU is hosting prospective student visitors on Monday, April 20. Visiting students will have an opportunity to learn about the admissions […]

— Gina Smith

New members join DMU board

The DMU Board of Trustees welcomed three new members in 2014 and will add two more in March. At its December 2014 meeting, the board approved the appointments of Marcia Grassman Hammers, B.H.A.’88, R.N., FAHM, CHC, and Nicki Nigro, D.P.M.’89, FACFAS. Hammers is a senior health care consultant at Wellmark Inc., Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

— Barb Boose

Cynthia M. Fisher, D.O.’08

Dr. Fisher and her husband, Chris, welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Riley Jo Fisher. She was born on January 5, 2015, weighing in at 7 pounds, 3 ounces. She joins her 5-year-old sister, Madison. Fisher is in family practice and obstetrics at Community Health Network Medical Center in Berlin, WI.

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Andrew C. Buelt, D.O.’13

Andrew C. Buelt, D.O.’13, and Joseph Weatherly, D.O., both family medicine residents at St. Petersburg General in St. Petersburg, FL, were featured in the March 5, 2015, issue of The DO for producing a biweekly podcast, “Questioning Medicine,” since early 2014. It chronicles the medical questions they experience in practice and what they learn in […]

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Joseph M. Yankey, D.O.’08

Dr. Yankey, a physician with the Iowa Clinic Urgent Care Clinic in West Des Moines, was featured as the “Iowa Clinic Physician Spotlight” in the “Your Local Health” section of the Des Moines Register on March 1. He joined the clinic in December 2014 after practicing with the Mercy East Village Family Practice Clinic in Des […]

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Kaaren R. Olesen, D.O.’97, M.H.A.

Dr. Olesen opened the Women’s Care Clinic in Urbandale, IA, which provides gynecological care with an emphasis on menopause and perimenopause, in February. Board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology, she offers – in addition to the traditional fee-for-service insurance model – concierge services in which patients pay a monthly or yearly fee for extended appointments and access […]

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Erich W. Ottervanger, D.P.T.’10, & Kiley D. Ottervanger, D.O.’12

Drs. Ottervanger welcomed the birth of their daughter, Hadley Jane Ottervanger, on January 3, 2015. She is a healthy baby weighing in at 4 pounds, 13 ounces. Erich practices with West Des Moines Physical Therapy, where his specialties include treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions and post-surgical interventions. Kiley is a pediatrics resident with […]

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Todd C. Peterson, D.O.’09

Dr. Peterson is finishing a fellowship in adult reconstruction orthopedics at Southern Illinois University. His family is moving back to Des Moines so that he can join the team at Capital Orthopaedics in Clive, IA. They welcomed their second daughter, Charlotte, in October 2014.

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