Shared services offered by Van Diest Family Health Clinic and Boone County Hospital
Our physicians have partnered with three physicians at Boone County Family Medicine North to provide coordinated and supportive quality obstetrical care for women. With this shared care, Dr. Nikki Ehn and Dr. Elise Duwe, PhD offer women’s health care, family planning, birth control, fertility counseling, prenatal care, postpartum care, newborn care and lactation support.
Dr. Rienera Sivesind, Dr. J. Lindsey Hay, and Dr. Kate Linkenmeyer provide labor and delivery care, including cesarean sections and vaginal births after cesarean section (VBACs). Actual deliveries are performed at Boone County Hospital in Boone, Iowa.
Together, the physicians at Van Diest Family Health Clinic and Boone County Family Medicine North will guide prenatal care and deliveries in a truly holistic way, providing an optimal patient-centered experience for expectant mothers of all ages.
Pictured Above: (Front row) Van Diest Family Health Clinic Physicians Nikki Ehn, MD and Elise Duwe, MD, PhD
(Back row) Boone County Hospital Physicians Rienera Sivesind, MD, Lindsey Hay, MD, and Kate Linkenmeyer, MD;
Meet our OB Physicians:
Van Diest Family Health Clinic
Nikki Ehn, MD
Nikki Ehn, MD, joined Van Diest Medical Center in August of 2012. She received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and completed her Residency at Iowa Lutheran Family Medicine Residency, prior to returning to her roots in Webster City, Iowa.
Her passion started in women’s health and pediatrics, and has evolved to include the multi-generation family. “It’s exciting to see people through their phases of life, including watching a pregnancy unfold,” Dr. Nikki shares. “That’s what drew me to family medicine – the ability to care for someone through their entire life.”
Elise Duwe, MD, PhD
Elise Duwe, MD, PhD, joined Van Diest Medical Center in August of 2021. After completing a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sociology from University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign, she later received her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the same University.
Upon completion of her Residency from Northeast Iowa Family Medicine Education Foundation in Waterloo, Iowa, she began her practice in Webster City. As a family physician-sociologist, Dr. Duwe has a passion for chronic disease management, breastfeeding advocacy, transgender health, and creating a partnership with her patients for wellness. She welcomes the opportunity to provide prenatal care to moms and getting to see more babies. “This shared care model allows for a continuity of care that is so important to family medicine,” Duwe shares.