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Our Team

A Team Approach to Weight Loss

At Iowa Weight Loss Specialists, we believe in having a comprehensive team of medical professionals to provide individualized care.

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

 

Your Dedicated Surgical Team

Dr. Todd Eibes

Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery 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...

Jon Hardersen

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. Jon has experience working as a PA in a Sleep...

Your Medical Weight Loss Team

Jody Horstman

Registered Nurse Practitioner Jody Horstman, A.R.N.P., N.P.-C., received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mercy College of Health Sciences. She belongs to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and Iowa Obesity Society. In addition, Jody holds a...

Javier Lisboa

Doctor of Nursing Practice Javier Lisboa, D.N.P., received his Doctorate of Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa. In addition, he is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Javier has special medical interests in family medicine, disease prevention, and weight loss. Javier will work with each patient...

Rachelle McCabe

Doctor of Nursing Practice Rachelle McCabe, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from the University of Iowa. She belongs to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society, Obesity Medicine Association, and Iowa Obesity Society. Rachelle aims to meet each patient where they are and...

Fawn Roberts

Registered Nurse Practitioner Fawn Roberts, A.R.N.P., received her Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati and her Bachelors of Nursing from Chamberlain University. She belongs to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Iowa Nurse Practitioner Society. Fawn will work with each patient in a personal relationship...

Your Registered Dietitian Team

Annette Snyder

Registered Dietitian Annette Snyder, M.S., R.D., C.S.O.W.M., 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...

Christy Nekvinda

Registered Dietitian Christy Nekvinda, R.D., L.D., received her degree in dietetics from Iowa State University. She joined Iowa Weight Loss Specialists since 2021 and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Christy assists patients with their dieting strategies throughout their weight loss journey. “Eat food, not too...

Hillary Vogt

Registered Dietitian Hillary Vogt, R.D., L.D., received an undergraduate degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in 2005. She has been with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists since 2014. Hillary assists patients with their dieting strategies throughout their weight loss journey. “I enjoy working as a comprehensive team to help patients...

Mackenzie Woolwich

Registered Dietitian Mackenzie Woolwich, R.D., L.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Mackenzie assists patients with their dieting strategies throughout their weight loss journey. “I believe you learn more from failure than from...

Your Behavioral Health Team

Tyler Patterson

Clinical Social Worker Tyler Patterson, LISW, received his Master of Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in 2007 and Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Psychology and Sociology from Northwest Missouri State University in 2005. Tyler has medical interests in depression, anxiety, veterans, relationship issues, self-esteem, mindfulness, and distress tolerance.

Other

Elsey Strube

Clinic Leader Elsey Strube, R.D., L.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and completed her ACEND Accredited dietetic internship at Iowa State University. She started her career as a dietitian in food service before pursuing a role in weight management. She has been a dietitian with Iowa Weight...

Carly Grimes

Bariatric Nurse Coordinator Carly Grimes received her Bachelors in Management and Bachelors in Spanish from Indiana University, and she received her Masters in Nursing from DePaul University. She is dedicated to serving as a patient advocate and support person to help Iowa Weight Loss patients improve their overall health and...

Michelle Eibes

Marketing Coordinator Michelle Eibes, L.P.N., graduated with an associate degree in nursing from DMACC in Ankeny in 2005. She has extensive experience in weight loss surgery, orthopedics, family practice, and long-term care. Michelle started with our program in March of 2014 as the Nurse Coordinator. She has transitioned her passion...

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