Duwe, Elise
Specialties & Services
Primary Practice Location
Van Diest Family Health Clinic of Webster City
2350 Hospital Drive
Webster City, IA 50595

Practice Information

Joined Van Diest Medical Center

August 2021

Medical Interests

I am a family physician-sociologist with a passion for chronic disease management, breastfeeding advocacy, transgender health, and research in pain, suffering, and grief. Through processes of patient and community-engaged research, I seek to understand the pain and grief of suffering in order to support delivery of more comprehensive care. I love to mentor future and current medical students and family medicine residents.  I want to be a comprehensive and thorough first point of contact for patients and create a compassionate partnership for wellness. 

Education & Professional Certification


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Doctor of Medicine 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
College of Wooster - Wooster, Ohio, Bachelor of Arts Degree


Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Education Foundation, Waterloo, IA - Family Medicine 

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

Pisacano Leadership Foundation Scholar for leaders in family medicine
Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society
American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly
Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Educational Committee

Community Involvement

Educational Justice Project