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Lena Rydberg, DO


Dr. Rydberg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine and practices in West Des Moines at Iowa Clinic. Her passion is care for patients who live with obesity and diabetes along with associated comorbidities. Her practice reflects that with >40% of her panel with at least one of those diagnoses. Patients with these disorders have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

Consequently, Dr. Rydberg has been involved in the Des Moines Board for the American Heart Association since 2017. She served as Board President in 2019-2020 and 2022-2023. On their behalf she has done a variety of speaking engagements on the prevention of cardiac disease through dietary measures and workplace wellness programs along with advocacy at the state and national level for better community access to foods that reduce the risk of cardiac disease.

She also enjoys clinical research and has been involved as a sub investigator and principal investigator in phase 2 and 3 clinical research trials at Iowa Clinic since 2016. In 2022 she accepted the position as the Assistant Medical Director of Research at Iowa Clinic. In her time away from work she and her husband Brad enjoy hiking and biking with their 4 children-preferably in locations with unreliable internet connectivity.  

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Targeting Cardiovascular Disease Prevention with Medical Weight Loss Therapy


Total Credits: .75 including .75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

Average Rating:
   318
Faculty:
Lena Rydberg, DO
Short Description:
Multiple classes of medications are available for the medical treatment of obesity, however these patients often have many comorbidities. Over time this leads to polypharmacy. Understand the pathophys...
Price:
$30.00 - Base Price

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2023 Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference: Full Conference


Total Credits: 29.75 including 29.75 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

Average Rating:
   80
Faculty:
Carolynn Francavilla, MD |  Sara Schwatken, PhD, LP, HSPP |  Vanitha Singram, MD |  Lena Rydberg, DO |  Richard Deming, MD |  Todd Eibes, MD, FACS |  Tyler Aasen, DO |  Thomas Heineman, MD |  ....
Short Description:
This package is all of the recordings from the 2023 Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa on May 4-6, 2023. The 2023 UMOHC had obesity medicine, emergency medicine, and ...
Price:
$999.00 - Base Price

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2023 Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference: Obesity Track


Total Credits: 10.5 including 10.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

Average Rating:
   80
Faculty:
Carolynn Francavilla, MD |  Sara Schwatken, PhD, LP, HSPP |  Vanitha Singram, MD |  Lena Rydberg, DO |  Richard Deming, MD |  Todd Eibes, MD, FACS |  Tyler Aasen, DO |  Thomas Heineman, MD |  ....
Short Description:
This package is all of the obesity medicine track recordings from the 2023 Upper Midwest Osteopathic Health Conference held in Des Moines, Iowa on May 4-6, 2023. Please note that each lecture is avail...
Price:
$365.00 - Base Price

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