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Our Team

A Team Approach to Weight Loss

Through a coordinated effort of highly trained specialists, we can give people a second chance at living a healthy and productive life.

Click below to learn more about each of our providers and team members.

 

Your Dedicated Surgical Team
View Dr. Todd Eibes's profile
Weight Loss Surgeon Todd Eibes, M.D., F.A.C.S., graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1994 and completed his surgical residency in Detroit, Michigan. He began a career in general surgery in Grinnell in 1999. Dr. Eibes began performing weight loss surgery in 2001 and relocated to Des...
View Jon Hardersen's profile
Physician Assistant Jon Hardersen, P.A.-C., received his undergraduate degree in exercise science from Northwestern College in Orange City and his physician assistant degree from Des Moines University. Jon assists with surgeries and provides both inpatient and outpatient care following surgery. “I feel truly blessed to have a professional, medical position...
View Hillary Vogt's profile
Registered Dietitian Hillary Vogt, R.D., L.D., received an undergraduate degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in 2005. She began working for a healthcare food service management software company where she led the Quality Assurance Department. Hillary assists patients with their dieting strategies throughout their weight loss journey. “I really...
View Elsey Strube's profile
Registered Dietitian Elsey Strube, R.D., L.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in 2013 and is a member of the Iowa Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has experience being a registered dietitian for many different types of facilities including a university, community school,...
Your Medical Weight Loss Team
View Alissa Kruger's profile
Registered Nurse Practitioner Alissa Kruger, A.R.N.P., N.P.-C, is a graduate of the Obesity Medicine Association® (OMA®) Advanced Curriculum Fellowship Program. She is the only provider in the state of Iowa to have completed this program and the only Nurse Practitioner in the United States to achieve this honor. She received...
View Joy Williams's profile
Registered Nurse Practitioner Joy Williams, A.R.N.P., N.P.-C., received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2015 and is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. In addition, Williams belongs to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Williams will work with each patient to customize...
View Paige Harnish's profile
Clinical Social Worker Paige Harnish, L.I.S.W., received her Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2013 and has medical interests in social work and therapy. Paige also works as a fitness coach at Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in West Des Moines, where she assists participants in developing healthy...
View Annette Snyder's profile
Registered Dietitian Annette Snyder, M.S., R.D., L.D., received her undergraduate and her Master of Nutrition degrees from South Dakota State University in 2001 and 2003, respectively. She completed her internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. In 2017, Annette became board certified as an Interdisciplinary Specialist in Obesity...
View Lia Bahls's profile
Registered Dietitian Lia Bahls, R.D., L.D., received her education from Iowa State University in Ames. Her medical interests include nutrition related to weight loss. Lia works with patients to help them achieve their nutrition and weight loss goals in our medical weight loss program. “I am excited to work at...
View Patricia Wilson's profile
Clinical Social Worker Patricia Wilson, L.I.S.W., received her Master of Social Work from the Iowa State University and has medical interests in social work and therapy. Pat also volunteers with the Heartland Greyhound Rescue and loves to quilt and to do woodworking. “No matter what our personal biases, I believe...
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