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.