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Rachelle McCabe, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C

Rachelle McCabe, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C
515-327-2000 515-327-2000
Primary Clinic
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists - Ames
Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Avenue, Suite 2607
Ames , IA 50010

Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

May 2020

Medical Interests

Medically supervised weight loss 

Education & Professional Certification


American Academy of Nurse Practitioners


University of Iowa - Doctor of Nursing Practice

Professional Societies

American Nurses Association and  American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Enjoys reading, going to the movies, car shows, and being with family and friends.

Patient Comments

February 22, 2024

I feel like I am treated like an old friend. Our conversations are amazing.

February 22, 2024

Rachelle was very empathetic about my concerns and answered all my questions.

February 14, 2024

I have recommended this clinic to several friends.

February 5, 2024

Rachelle is excellent at listening and guiding me on my journey. She always has a solution for me to try. Gold star to her!!!

January 30, 2024

Rachelle is excellent, and at every visit, she exceeds my expectations! She is helpful with tips, she discusses options, and addresses any questions I have.

December 22, 2023

Rachelle consistently provides excellent care.

December 13, 2023

Rachelle is always so kind and puts full attention on me, my questions or concerns. And she always celebrates my small and large victories with me. She is beyond supportive! My amazing weight loss journey is so much easier knowing I have her in my corner! I'm beyond grateful.!

December 11, 2023

Love the staff!! Left very inspired!!

December 6, 2023

Rachelle is always willing to take the time and talk about any concerns. She is knowledgeable and understanding of difficulties and gives great information!!

November 29, 2023

Have already referred someone and they are doing well with IWLS

November 24, 2023

I absolutely love Rachelle!! She listens, she explains everything I ask about, and helps me understand things I ask about. She doesn't rush me or make me feel like she's in a hurry for her next appointment, which I absolutely love!

November 24, 2023

Very impressed

November 18, 2023

Had some weight loss so more motivation

November 15, 2023

A good experience as always

November 15, 2023

Finally, a person who'll listen to what my body is doing and coming up with a plan to fix these issues!

October 31, 2023

My practitioner is very upbeat and caring. She listens to what questions I have and then answers them so that I can understand them. I am thankful for the practitioner and her care team!

October 27, 2023

Very caring and never downplayed any questions or concerns

October 23, 2023

*Rachelle was very informative and answered all my questions. She even pulled pictures up on her screen and talked in detail about why certain side effects occur with my meds. She also dealt with my dosage well & it helped a lot, as I was experiencing some side effects. She was so helpful and seemed genuinely concerned.

October 13, 2023

Rachelle does an excellent job!

October 5, 2023

I am very impressed with Rachelle and the care I received and look forward to coming to visits with her.

September 28, 2023

I had such a great experience! Rachelle listened and did such a great and thorough job of explaining treatment and what I should do for the next few weeks prior to my next visit

September 15, 2023

Very helpful

September 14, 2023

Dr. McCabe is a professional who provides me with info I need. She explains things that is easy to understand. Very nice and caring doctor.

September 12, 2023

Very knowledgeable and takes care of issues to the best of her ability

August 26, 2023

Rachelle and Maria are both amazing! The whole team is the best support team I have ever had. Feels like I have my very own cheer squad.

August 25, 2023

I feel like I am being taken care of in the best possible way.

August 11, 2023

Rachelle is an excellent listener and always provides several possibilities for any issues.

August 3, 2023

Rachelle is so good and knowledgeable

July 26, 2023

*Dr. McCabe is very good, and takes time to hear bed side manner!

July 26, 2023

My provider made me feel 1000 times better than when I stepped in. I tend to get myself into a negative headspace about my progress, and she is fantastic about not only reassuring me but educating me and addressing the negativity head on.

July 25, 2023

Rachelle is a genuinely caring provider.

June 25, 2023

Rachelle is great. She provided the same level of service I usually received in the office.

June 20, 2023

*Rachelle is a very caring professional with a warm and positive approach and attitude! Highly recommend her to friends & family. Her nurse *Ashley is very pleasant and professional.

June 20, 2023

*Rachelle is excellent & I am very comfortable w/her care. She is just wonderful.

June 14, 2023

Rachelle listens to all of my concerns, questions and requests without any bias. She answers my questions thoroughly and makes sure I understand her responses. She also always takes into account my requests to try a new medication or adjust a current medication. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a weight loss provider.

June 10, 2023

Both nurse & care provider have always been kind & professional.

May 26, 2023

Rachelle is a very good listener and so supportive!

May 24, 2023

Have recommended IWLS continuously!

May 18, 2023

She is always wonderful

May 16, 2023

The physician was excellent. She's encouraging.

May 15, 2023

Awesome Dr

April 29, 2023

Excellent communication will recommend to family and friends

April 25, 2023

All went well.

April 22, 2023

Rachelle answered all my questions and went above and beyond to help me walk away with solutions and a positive attitude. I really appreciated all her expertise and help.

April 21, 2023

They made me feel like there was hope for me. They didn't make me feel embarrassed about my weight; made every effort to enforce that they would be there to support me through out this journey.

April 19, 2023

Awesome group of people! Thank you!

April 14, 2023

Love Rachelle!

April 2, 2023

Dr. McCabe takes time for me and addresses my concerns and questions.

March 31, 2023

*Rachelle is a definite asset to the Ames Iowa Weight Loss Specialists! She is a good listener, calm, and very encouraging!

March 13, 2023

Rachelle is always good at listening, providing information and stops to try something new when necessary.

March 13, 2023

I recommended Rachelle to my friend and my husband. They are both patients now

March 9, 2023

I really appreciate Rochelle understanding the background of cancer treatments and weight loss..just the understanding she has on that aspect is so great! Reassuring I'm not just doing everything wrong but validating a disease to contribute to it!

March 1, 2023

*Dr. Rachelle McCabe has been very helpful, kind and professional about her guidance through my program. She has been very encouraging, just like a best friend would be. I have lost weight, 490 lbs. down to 365 lbs. with her help.

February 23, 2023

She is easy to talk to & does a nice job of making sure I understand the process.

February 22, 2023

Rachelle is always great at listening and answering any questions. She very attentive.

February 21, 2023

*Rachelle is very kind and takes time to explain everything.

February 16, 2023

Doc was extremely attentive and explained everything to me very well. Learned a bunch on my first visit and feel like she gave me a great plan moving forward until my next visit

February 12, 2023

Very proud of how well I am doing at losing weight.

February 11, 2023

Always makes me feel like I am in control of everything, but they always give me the info I need to make good decisions.

February 7, 2023

I couldn't be happier. I felt good about what is to come when I left. I felt heard and cared about while I was there. I didn't feel hopeless or alone in my struggle like I have at other offices.

January 29, 2023

I have concerns that I think she listened too and made me valid in them

January 26, 2023

She was so respectful and listened to my answers.

January 22, 2023

Saw my new practitioner. She was great. Showed interest, eye contact and knowledgeable

January 18, 2023

LOVE Dr. Rachelle!!

January 17, 2023

Rachelle was so nice! I'm not sure what I was expecting but there was absolutely no judgement of me and my weight and I left feeling encouraged that I could make some positive changes.

January 16, 2023

Excellent listener, very caring.

January 14, 2023

Rachelle has been very great with including me in all the decisions and had not made me feel like I'm being pushed to do things I'm uncomfortable with. She's awesome!

January 14, 2023

I really like Rachelle; she always listens to my concerns and is always very informative. She gives options for different treatments.

January 13, 2023

It was a good explanation

January 11, 2023

I have friends who have made appointments to come and see Rachelle.

January 10, 2023

I have struggled w/weight issues most of my adult life. After awhile it also becomes a mental/emotional issue because of the struggles & repeated failures. Rachelle was very aware of that part of weight loss struggles. She made me feel like she heard what I was saying & talked about ways to help.

December 22, 2022

Rachelle is very well informed and excited about coming up with ideas and a plan to help me on my weight loss journey. She is super friendly and I feel comfortable talking to her about personal things and I know she cares.

December 13, 2022

Another great experience with Rachelle and everyone at the clinic

December 8, 2022

I have recommended Rachelle to many family & friends. She is excellent & goes above & beyond.

December 8, 2022

She is just amazing and does what she can to treat me as me and not a statistic

November 26, 2022

I was impressed with the options and description of options I was given immediately. I shared with friends and family, all of whom were wondering why I decided to wait until my next test to receive any care in the mean time. I'm looking forward to understanding my body more and working towards a healthy weight I can maintain.

November 16, 2022

I tell everyone how amazing my time has been going to Iowa Weight Loss Specialists

November 9, 2022

Absolutely awesome!

October 31, 2022

Rachelle is amazing! I can't express enough how comfortable she made me feel. She's warm, personable, she listened, was very understanding & empathetic. Rachelle explained things so well. I look forward to future sessions with her.

October 28, 2022

I wasn't sure what to expect with my first appointment but was very pleased with both Rachelle and Kayla. They had a lot of great information and answered any concerns or questions I had.

October 20, 2022

*Rachelle always listens and truly cares.

October 12, 2022

Very collaborative and listened to my needs, concerns, etc. Was given many options in how to move forward.

October 4, 2022

She listened to my concerns. Validated weight loss and weight gain is very personal and didn't just send me off without some resolution or hope for the weight loss journey. Weight gain Is very depressing she acknowledged that and gave me hope!!!

September 28, 2022

I have had nothing but a positive experience.

September 27, 2022

My provider is awesome

September 27, 2022

Always kind, professional, and very helpful.

September 24, 2022

I am so glad that I am a patient of Iowa Weight Loss Specialist. I have made such wonderful progress. And rachelle is making sure that I keep up the wonderful progress.

September 20, 2022

I feel comfortable visiting with *Rachelle about my issues, she is very caring and understanding of which makes me feel good and more motivated in staying on task.

September 15, 2022

This was a very positive & informative visit.

September 15, 2022

Many of my coworkers see Rachelle now

September 9, 2022

I have already recommended this clinic

August 18, 2022

Everyone is quick to judge about me, but I felt comfortable where I was listened to and the willingness of going slow my pace

August 6, 2022

Was told some things that I was concerned about that made sense. No one else took the time to explain .

July 29, 2022

I have never had a negative experience here

July 16, 2022

She always listens to my questions and has always provided me with resources.

July 1, 2022

Rachelle McCabe is great. Very compassionate and caring. 5 stars

June 28, 2022

I have referred several friends already.

June 25, 2022

I feel very comfortable and everyone is so wonderful and positive.

June 22, 2022

I have recommended several of my friends to this clinic I think they are great in Ames.

June 16, 2022

Rachelle is awesome! Sorry if I spelled her name wrong

June 16, 2022

Already recommended the clinic to several people.

June 16, 2022

Rachelle is very good and has helped me a lot in my weight loss process.

June 16, 2022

Rachelle was incredibly knowledgeable, efficient, answered my questions without judgment, and I felt seen and heard.

June 15, 2022

Everything is okay. No problems or concerns. We were both pleased with results!

June 15, 2022

Rachelle is also amazing. She remembers life events we've talked about and gives easy to understand medical advice.

June 14, 2022

Good experience

June 11, 2022

I've already recommended IWLS to a number of acquaintances.

June 11, 2022

They listened and started a plan with me immediately

June 11, 2022

Rachelle and her team are the best. Kind. Empathetic. Engaged.

June 9, 2022

I have recommended this program to several friends and co workers that have commented on my success.

June 9, 2022

Again, I am quite pleased. Everyone is friendly and understanding. They take the time to explain things, answer my concerns and make me feel extremely comfortable

June 7, 2022

I have ALREADY recommended to others.

June 7, 2022

She was very good at guiding both of us through the program and getting her "Intake" information on both of us. Her associate, dietitian also listened very well through this process!!

May 30, 2022

I felt like what was happening with me was front and center the whole time. Great staff! Thank you!

May 27, 2022

Very nonjudgmental and helpful. Very personable.

May 27, 2022

Rachelle is terrific. She is excellent and knowledgeable and caring! Could not get any better!

May 27, 2022

Rachelle is the best!!!
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