Iowa Specialty Hospital

Jon Ahrendsen, MD

Jon Ahrendsen, MD
Specialties & Services
Primary Clinic
Clarion Clinic
215 13th Avenue SW
Clarion, IA 50525
Also Sees Patients In

Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital

June 1985

Medical Interests

Evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and PANDAS/PANS, skin lesions, Hospice Care, and FAA and DOT physicals

Education & Professional Certification


American Board of Family Practice


University of Iowa in 1978 (undergraduate) and 1982 (medical)


Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

Is an adjunct clinical assistant professor with the University of Iowa, and serves as a preceptor to third year medical students during a 4 week family medicine rotation in our Clarion Clinic

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Has three children with his wife, Becky, and lives in Clarion, has a special fondness for travel (51 countries so far) and Iowa Hawkeye Football

Community Involvement

Clarion Movie Theater Board of Directors, Clarion Rotary Club since 1985, Clarion Fitness Board, Gateway Hospice Medical Director, Member First Lutheran Church - Clarion, Served on the State of Iowa Physician Assistant Board for 9 years, Iowa Rivers Players Theater Actor and Board of Directors 

Patient Comments

July 20, 2023

Dr A is fantastic. We look forward to his return from Antarctica.

July 9, 2023

Dr. A is always awesome

June 30, 2023

Dr Ahrendsen was very easy to talk with.

April 30, 2023

Best Doctors in the state.

April 21, 2023

The appointment went very quickly and smoothly.

April 13, 2023

Very good experience.

April 12, 2023

Above and beyond. I would say this was the best experience I have ever had at a medical office. *Doctor Ahrendsen was compassionate and gave as much information to me as he could to help me move forward in this process.

March 30, 2023

Dr. Ahrendsen was very thorough and answered my questions. He took time to show pictures of my spine and hip to me to explain previous bone density test. He also wrote a letter requesting medical records from doctor in Oregon for me. He is a wonderful doctor!

March 7, 2023

I am a huge fan of Dr. Ahrendsen's! He is easily one of best doctors I've ever been to.

February 18, 2023

Great service. Couldn't ask for more.

January 26, 2023

Thank You !!!

January 15, 2023

Dr.Ahrendsen listened and heard our concerns. He showed great care not only from a medical standpoint, but an amazing bedside manner

December 27, 2022

The dr was great and listened to my issues.

October 25, 2022

Always attentive

October 17, 2022

Dr. AHRENDSEN always explains any questions or concerns I have.

October 6, 2022

Dr. Ahrendsen is a good doctor and a good listener!

September 24, 2022

Thank You !!!

September 6, 2022

An excellent experience. Very good communicator and caring also.

September 5, 2022

The doctor reviewed the fact that I was only given a 1 year DOT physical certificate the last time and determined that I qualified and could receive a 2 year DOT physical certificate. I very much appreciate his checking in to this.

September 4, 2022

Dr. Ahrendsen has always been knowledgeable on all issues. If he isn't certain of something he researches and will even follow up with a phone call.

July 14, 2022

As I have said, he is knowledgeable on the field. It was our first visit but I think he can really helped my son to improve. I look forward on our next visit.

May 21, 2022

Dr. Ahrendsen has my complete trust and confidence. He is a great doctor and I wouldn't want to lose him.

April 22, 2022

Dr Ahrendsen is great!

April 19, 2022

Dr. Ahrendsen is always great when I have appointments with him. He is very helpful and always has my best interests in mind.

March 22, 2022

*Dr. A. was very good & informed about my condition.

February 23, 2022

He is always great at listening, asking questions and making sure I feel comfortable and that we addressed everything and I understand everything.

January 28, 2022

Dr. Ahrendsen was great. Even let me " vent" a little.

January 2, 2022

*Dr. Ahrendsen always listens and offers several approaches to the problem before moving on.

December 28, 2021


December 28, 2021

Thank you for everything...especially when it comes to my son, I truly don't know where we'd be without your guidance. It's been a rocky road..thank you for not giving up on us.

October 26, 2021

Dr. Ahrendsen is one of the best.

October 6, 2021

I did not have a scheduled appointment however Dr. Ahrendsen work me in he did a good job

September 20, 2021

Dr. Ahrendsen is wonderful

September 20, 2021

Always recommend Dr. A.- he is amazing!
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