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Javier Lisboa, DNP, ARNP

Javier Lisboa, DNP, ARNP
515-327-2000 515-327-2000
Primary Clinic
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists - Des Moines
5901 Thornton Avenue
Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50321

Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

April 2018

Medical Interests

Family medicine, disease prevention, and weight loss.

Education & Professional Certification


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


Doctorate from the University of Iowa

Professional Societies

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoys watching and playing soccer, lifting weights, running, and bicycling.

Patient Comments

October 21, 2022

Always feel I get concerns addressed thoroughly

October 14, 2022

Javier is great at explaining things and genuinely concerned if I have issues.

September 10, 2022

Good initial visit with Javier

August 30, 2022

Both Javier and the dietitian I met with went above and beyond to listen to and validate my concerns. They were awesome at making me feel comfortable and welcome.

August 18, 2022

*Javier is very patient and makes sure I have had all questions answered.

August 13, 2022

Easy to talk to. Never rushed. Makes you feel empowered to reach your goals. No shame when things get off track

August 13, 2022

I was really nervous about coming in. Every staff member made me feel comfortable, was friendly and easy to talk with. Javier asked appropriate questions, fully listened and engaged in conversation. When I told him my feelings he was considerate and empowered me. I left feeling excited and ready to start this next chapter. I liked how he shared personal stories and related to my situation. Honestly it was the easiest conversation I've ever had with a healthcare provider!

June 11, 2022

Javier is delightful, very good listener.

May 11, 2022

I appreciate their kindness and understanding.

April 25, 2022

I've been very pleased, he is very attentive, concerned, and caring. He has been helpful and supportive.

April 20, 2022

Thorough explanation.

April 14, 2022

I have recommended to several of my friends

April 12, 2022

Javier put me at ease, and made me feel comfortable taking about my concerns.

April 9, 2022

Javier always listens and provides feedback. I feel very supported by him and always feels encouraged when I leave.

April 7, 2022

He is awesome! Very attentive and listens carefully to you!

April 4, 2022

Thoughtful; thorough and kind

March 29, 2022

Very good

March 19, 2022

Great experience.

March 3, 2022

I was very pleased with your staff

February 21, 2022

Javier is the best; he listens to me and develops a plan with me.

February 21, 2022

Javier is really great about listening to my concerns and addressing them completely. I have never had any provider listen to me so closely while also addressing every one of my concerns without making me feel like they are rushed and need to get out of the room.

February 15, 2022

Recommend provider all the time.

February 11, 2022


January 27, 2022

Javier is always so helpful and listens to me. He answers my questions and so supportive of my weight loss journey.

January 16, 2022


January 13, 2022

Javier has been fantastic! He listens and gives great suggestions. He asks me how I feel about my progress and what I want going further. He is very easy to talk to and supportive.

January 12, 2022

All three of them were fantastic. Kody, Melissa and Javier

December 17, 2021

Javier was excellent in helping me, showed a lot of concern and support in helping me reach my health goals.

December 16, 2021

Everyone listened to what I had to say and seem to be very caring about my opinions and what I needed

November 23, 2021

No complaints at all.

November 22, 2021

I would recommend Iowa Weight Loss Specialists to anyone! I always feel that they are thorough, positive, encouraging, I feel listened to and heard, I am taken seriously and the responsiveness is the best I have ever seen In a physician's office. They are knowledgeable in regards to not only my weight loss journey, but my overall physical and mental health. This team has a wholistic approach with an amazing medical background.

November 18, 2021

*Javier was very compassionate and knowledgeable.

November 7, 2021

Javier Lisboa is exceptional at his job! He makes me feel very comfortable and that he cares about my health.

November 4, 2021

I have already recommended to a friend.

October 25, 2021

At this last visit Javier recommended therapy and I am looking forward to working with Tyler. Javier works with me and we have goals with a plan and it is working.

October 25, 2021

I've already recommended Dr. Javier and the entire staff to friends and family

September 27, 2021

I have already recommended Javier and your clinic in general to multiple friends and family members. Javier is such a compassionate and kind health provider, he's perfectly suited to your clinic. I am very comfortable sharing the ups and downs of this journey with him. He's taken good care of myself and my family in the past at Iowa Specialty in Clarion, and I am happy he is available to help me tackle my weight problem now. I feel lucky that he landed at Iowa Weight Loss.

September 20, 2021

Listened to my needs and was willing to assist me
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