"Internal medicine physician Jon Van Der Veer, DO, started Exemplar Care in Des Moines, Iowa, to give patients access to effective, affordable health care they deserve. Dr. Van Der Veer understands how his investment of time and attention to patient-focused care makes all the difference. He has taken the administrative red tape and insurance roadblocks out of direct primary care to give individuals a highly personalized experience. Dr. Van Der Veer is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Before starting his own practice, he served as chief medical officer at both Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa, and CareMore Health in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Van Der Veer also worked as a primary care provider at UnityPoint Clinic Internal Medicine in Des Moines. Earning his medical degree at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Van Der Veer completed his residency in internal medicine at Central Iowa Health System – Methodist in Des Moines. In addition to his clinic work, he is the co-author of several articles published in medical journals. At Exemplar Care, Dr. Van Der Veer takes a holistic approach, treating the whole person instead of just their symptoms. He retains a membership-based patient load of just 500-800 people, which gives him time to advocate for his patients’ needs. Dr. Van Der Veer is devoted to unhurried appointments and consistency in care, offering unlimited consultations through text, FaceTime, and phone calls. Dr. Van Der Veer provides onsite diagnostic and treatment services for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions, including diabetes, thyroid disorders, and the flu. He also focuses on preventive health care, offering mental health evaluations and routine physical exams."
"As a teenager, a back injury persisted months after seeing several physicians. Eventually I saw a doctor who invested the time, attention to detail, and appropriate care that allowed me to heal. I was so inspired by his commitment to truly patient-focused care I decided to follow in his footsteps. However, today’s healthcare system isn’t the same. Patients and physicians feel rushed, which they say damages the sacred physician-patient relationship. Still, my goal remains steadfast on giving my patients the best care, access, and service available. Anywhere. By eliminating insurance restrictions and heavy administrative burdens, I am able to provide my patients the personalized care and attention they deserve. That’s why I started Exemplar Care. Since graduating from Des Moines University a little over a decade ago, I’ve worked in a clinic as a primary care provider, as a hospitalist seeing inpatients in one of Iowa’s largest hospitals, and as chief medical officer at a regional hospital. These diverse experiences equip me to finally achieve my goal – providing care focused on YOU. Exemplar Care is primary care the way it should be – personal, effective, affordable, and transparent. I invite you to find out if membership is right for you. Initial consultations are complimentary and there’s no obligation whatsoever. I look forward to getting to know you!"