Iowa Specialty Hospital

Jody Horstman, ARNP, NP-C

Jody Horstman, ARNP, NP-C
Specialties & Services
Primary Clinic
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists - Des Moines
5901 Thornton Avenue
Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50321

Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

June 2017

Medical Interests

Medically supervised weight loss; pre and post bariatric surgery care

Education & Professional Certification

Certifications

Adult-Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner

Education

University of Cincinnati - Master of Science in Nursing; Mercy College of Health Sciences - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Professional Societies

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Iowa Obesity Society, Obesity Medicine Association

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Biking, traveling, exercise, and reading.

Community Involvement

P.E.O. Women’s Philanthropic Education Organization

Patient Comments

October 15, 2022

Jody is an asset to your clinic. She is a great listener and has suggestions for issues which have concerned me.

October 12, 2022

She is great! She is very supportive!

September 26, 2022

I have said since my first appointment with Iowa Weight Loss that I will always recommend them to anyone and everyone. I have had the BEST experience with every person at the clinic and while in the hospital during surgery.

September 21, 2022

Jody is so informative. Non judgemental. Creative in finding interventions to help me

September 17, 2022

I have recommended the clinic to several

September 7, 2022

Jodi continues to be supportive and encouraging in my weight loss journey. Answers my questions at length and helps me understand any concerns I have in depth.

September 7, 2022

Jody H is an amazing provider. Very compassionate and personable.

August 24, 2022

Very friendly staff!

August 17, 2022

I have told many people about this clinic!

August 17, 2022

I love Jody and have referred someone already.

August 10, 2022

Jody is an awesome person!!

August 8, 2022

Jody was great as per usual. Always listens, always has great ideas to try. Very engaged.

August 5, 2022

I love Jody.

July 30, 2022

I am so happy with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.

July 15, 2022

She was very attentive and caring.

July 9, 2022

Jody always listens and allows time for questions

July 8, 2022

Jody has been very kind and she works very hard to answer any questions I have and finds every possible solution to help my Situation. I trust her with my health and care.

June 21, 2022

Jodi is the best! I have recommended her to two people who have made appointments so far.

June 14, 2022

She is the absolute best!!!

June 8, 2022

Jody listens intently and is easy to talk with!

June 8, 2022

Jodi is so caring, patient, knowledgeable and engaged within my appointments. I have a trust & comfort built up w/her, which is valuable to me!

May 30, 2022

I tell everyone who asks me about Jody and your clinic. I try and refer anyone who wants to know about my weight loss.

May 20, 2022

*Jody is exceptional! She's so patient and helpful. She really cares.

May 20, 2022

Jody is outstanding!

May 18, 2022

Jodi is wonderful. I can talk to her and ask questions and she is helpful with no judgement

May 6, 2022

Service was excellent!

May 5, 2022

Jody is seriously the BEST. She has been with me on my weightless journey and has been the best coach I could have ever asked for. Even if I come in and am down about something from the previous month I always walk out feeling like I can take on anything.

April 26, 2022

This was my appointment buddy with Jody and I am very pleased with with the ease she builds a rapport with patients. I will 100% choose to see her again.

April 25, 2022

I love *Jody she is very caring thorough & over all an excellent provider.

March 30, 2022

From the moment she walked in I felt welcomed and cared for!

March 26, 2022

Jody is always informative and easy to talk to.

March 25, 2022

Jody is knowledgeable and so thoughtful with me. She listens, considers my perspective, and then offers solutions or explanations.

March 17, 2022

Jody makes me feel very comfortable

February 16, 2022

Jody always listens to my opinions & concerns.

February 13, 2022

Dr Jody is the best

February 13, 2022

This place is the best! Jodi is so helpful, she cares about my issues.

February 4, 2022

Jody is always the best listener and I feel that she honestly cares about my progress and concerns

February 1, 2022

Jody is fantastic and really wants to know how I feel I'm progressing.

January 24, 2022

I could not ask for a better provider. Jody is so very compassionate and understanding.

January 20, 2022

Jody is simply the best. She listens, understands and wants to help me be the best I can be. She is encouraging, knowledgeable and understanding. I wish I could make her my primary care provider!

January 15, 2022

Good

January 13, 2022

Jody is very knowledgeable. She caught drug interactions that the pharmacy did not. Jody shows passion and great care in her interactions with me. She celebrates my weight losses and helps dig in to find why/how weight gains.

December 15, 2021

There was no fat shaming! Thank you for that!

December 14, 2021

I love her! She is the Best, very helpful & caring.

December 12, 2021

I Highly recommend

December 8, 2021

Love Ms. Jody!

November 28, 2021

I have already recommended her to a few friends

November 28, 2021

I brought a friend to start diet management. She agreed with my opinions of the clinic. The atmosphere is so very accepting, respectful, and positive

November 22, 2021

Positive, helpful, encouraging

November 14, 2021

I would highly recommend friends to get make an appointment!

October 25, 2021

Jody takes the time to really understand me. Her recommendations are always based on me specifically and not a generalized health care plan. This is the first time in my life I have cared this much about my health and I truly think it's in part because she cares so much about all of her patients.

October 19, 2021

I would not be returning if the experience did not meet my expectations. I referred my granddaughter to Jody!

October 11, 2021

Jodi was great! She spent quite awhile listening to my concerns and talking through ways to work through them. I greatly appreciated her willingness to talk through everything and help. I never felt rushed. I did feel like she was listening snd caring about what I had to say.

October 11, 2021

I'm always raving about the clinic & Jody & Val!

October 6, 2021

She is a great doctor and has a totally knowledge about my situation. She is always trying to find ways to assist me on a better way, giving me new ideas and recommendations about food, meditations techniques to be more relax or suggesting me website with recipes. I think she is considered as a doctor.

September 27, 2021

Jody show empathy and care for my difficult situation. She provides me with positive feedback and gives alternatives when I made less than positive healthy food choices.

September 27, 2021

Jody is always very engaged during my visits, she listens to my thoughts or concerns and then shared her professional feedback for a resolve!

September 27, 2021

You need a very very good button for Jody, she was excellent!

September 27, 2021

I've never felt so seen or heard by a provider. Seriously, top notch care at IWLS. The staff is why I feel comfortable here and *never* judged. This Includes the ladies at the front desk, the nurses, the dietitians, and of course the PA/Doctors.

September 23, 2021

Jody was amazing

September 13, 2021

Can't say enough good things about all the staff and providers
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