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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

Dr. Todd Eibes

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...

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...

Isabel Rodriguez

Program Coordinator Isabel Casares-Rodriguez, RN graduated with an associate degree in nursing from ELAC in Monterey Park, California. She has experience nursing experience in Labor & Delivery, Gynecology Emergency Med, Research in Family Planning with LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. Isabel has held various administrative positions with the...

Your Medical Weight Loss Team

Alissa Kruger

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...

Jody Horstman

ARNP, NP-C

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. In addition, Jody holds a certificate as an Adult-Gerontological...

Your Registered Dietitian Team

Lia Bahls

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...

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...

Elsey Strube

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,...

Hillary Vogt

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...

Your Behavioral Health Team

Alison Fox

Clinical Social Worker Alison Fox, LISW, received her Master of Social Work Degree in 2014 and Bachelor of Social Work Degree in 2013 both from the University of Northern Iowa. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She has formal training in the areas of...

Paige Harnish

Clinical Social Worker Paige Harnish, MSW, LISW received her Master of Social Work from the University of Iowa in 2013 and Bachelor of Arts from Coe College in 2011. She is an associate member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. Paige also works as a fitness coach...

Your Exercise Team

Travis Havens

Bariatric Exercise Specialist Travis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science & Health Promotion from Central College in Pella. He developed a passion for health and fitness at a young age, and was drawn to the field of bariatrics shortly after the program partnered with Iowa Specialty Hospital....

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