Iowa Specialty Hospital

Jon Hardersen, PA-C

Jon Hardersen, PA-C
515-327-2000 515-327-2000
Specialties & Services
Primary Clinic
Iowa Weight Loss Specialists - Des Moines
5901 Thornton Avenue
Suite 101
Des Moines, IA 50321
Also Sees Patients In

Practice Information

Joined Iowa Specialty Hospital


Medical Interests

Weight loss surgery, sleep disorders

Education & Professional Certification


Northwestern College in Orange City (undergraduate), Des Moines University (medical)

Professional & Personal Interests

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Is married to wife, Lisa, has three children, enjoys coaching his kids’ youth sports teams, running, golfing, and gardening.

Patient Comments

December 26, 2023

I have recommended several people here and 3 of them have already had the surgeries and have had great care like I have!

December 1, 2023

Again, another satisfying visit. I always feel important here.

November 18, 2023

I can't say enough about my care I have received. So thankful!

November 12, 2023

John always has good insights and suggestions.

November 10, 2023

Jon was very attentive & knowledgeable about any questions I had

November 9, 2023

Jon is very pleasant, answered all my questions, and I was very sad to hear that I won't see him in 6 mo.

November 7, 2023

Never had a bad experience by any staff member

October 18, 2023

Great experience

August 24, 2023

Dr. Jon is the best. He always shows he cares, he remembers you every time - you're not just a file and he's extremely nice.

August 20, 2023

I have a bit of a difficult case and Jonathan was so patient and understanding of the unique issues I am facing. He made me feel very understood and listened to and had Hilary talk with me at the end of our session to help me further with my limited abilities. I felt very cared for by both!

July 13, 2023

Jon is outstanding and compassionate. An asset to the Iowa Weight Loss team!!

June 25, 2023

You are all amazing!! I have recommended 3 others to your office and they are all 3 in the process now of the sleeve surgery

June 17, 2023

Jon is the most genuine, caring, PA, I have ever had the pleasure of having for a provider. He was very attentive, and I never feel rushed while in his office he is very personable.

June 11, 2023


May 26, 2023

I always recommend Iowa Weight Loss Specialists to everyone.

April 24, 2023

I met with *John the PA & the dietician who were both very kind & informative.

April 12, 2023

I would recommend Jon Hardersen and the team to anyone seeking weight loss surgery

April 5, 2023

Amazing experience. Dr. Jon always listens and shows compassion and the ultimate respect for his patients!

March 25, 2023

Jon is wonderful, so attentive, kind and warm. He has been very encouraging. I really appreciate the time he takes with me.

March 1, 2023

I always recommend IA Weight loss and IA specialty any opportunity I get

February 19, 2023

Answered all my questions and gave advice. Sought to learn about my experiences.

November 12, 2022

Made a great decisions choosing Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.

November 11, 2022

I have already referred 4 people! Love you guys!!

October 20, 2022

Jonathan always shows the utmost care and concern. He is always helpful and has great suggestions and is willing to help problem solve when we hit a tough spot.

October 20, 2022

I always receive excellent care at IWLS. They truly listen to me and provide me with everything I need to continue on my weight loss journey. I HIGHLY recommend IWLS!!!

October 8, 2022

Always a great experience

September 28, 2022

Jon is always great!

September 26, 2022

Jon takes the time to listen and answer any questions I have. I don't feel rushed and he spends the time needed to answer all questions and go over everything.

September 24, 2022

Everyone is akways amazing at every visit at IWLS

September 19, 2022

This place saved my life. No question.

September 15, 2022

I love Dr. Hardersen. He talks with me and listens to me like I am important.

August 19, 2022

Always felt like the "struggles" I faced were addressed when brought up and created a plan to go forward.

July 21, 2022

Jon is awesome. Ive had a couple bumps in the road and hes been awesome addressing my concerns. And continuing to see me. Instid of having me see someone else. Really appreciate that

July 21, 2022

Jon is excellent!

July 14, 2022

I was hesitant to come, but was assured & felt good that I took that step to come in.

July 8, 2022

This whole experience has been life changing for me. I'm forever great full!

July 3, 2022

Dr was very helpful and positive.

June 27, 2022

I have told several of my friends. Two have already been operated on!

June 24, 2022

I love Dr. Hardersen! He's the first doctor I have ever had that actually listens when I talk and takes the time to explain anything I am concerned about. He is wonderful!

June 21, 2022

Dr. Jon always takes the time to listen to my questions and concerns. He has always been very honest with me and I appreciate this. I'm made the decision to have surgery for myself and I did a lot of research on where to go. I feel the staff and team in the office are with me on this journey to better myself for the long haul!

June 8, 2022

*Jon is great! So glad he was by my side through this.

May 25, 2022

I love seeing Jon he is always positive and caring and is always smiling. I feel very comfortable with Jon. I always request to see him.

May 14, 2022

I have referred many friends and family and they all say nothing but the best about your clinic and staff. You all are amazing.

May 2, 2022

This is the best of the best *John is thorough and always great!

April 29, 2022

New PA, but the same courteous and caring nature.

April 14, 2022

All providers I talked to yesterday were amazing. You can tell they genuinely care about me as a patient and also a person. Jonathan is always great to talk to. For the first time I had Kody as my dietitian and he always amazing. He walked in and asked me how I was doing, I immediately started crying and trying to explain things. He was very patient with me and my emotions. He also gave me great information and I felt great while talking to him and after.

March 4, 2022

ALL providers I have seen throughout my journey have been awesome. I am 7 mos. post op. and I have had THE BEST experiences with Iowa Weight Loss Specialists.

December 28, 2021

Already have recommended to others and they started their journey now too

December 11, 2021

I have always recommended Iowa Weight Loss to anyone that asks; best hospital experience before and after procedure.

December 7, 2021

Top notch

November 22, 2021

I've already recommended you guys to multiple people

November 7, 2021

I learn something every time.

September 29, 2021

Already sent my friend your way! She's also having a great experience so far!
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