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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen

Family Medicine
Clarion, IA
40 years experience male

Locations

Iowa Specialty Hospital Clarion Clinic

Clarion, IA

Address

P.O. Box 271, 215 13th Av, Clarion, IA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

5155322523

Insurances accepted

Wellmark Inc

Medicaid

Medicare

About

Bio

Jon Ahrendsen received his undergraduate & MD from the University of Iowa in 1978 & 1982. He completed his residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines and has been in Clarion, Iowa since 1985. He was the family practice representative for the Iowa Lactation Task Force from 1995-1999. He was a Medical Associate of La Leche League International, is a FAA and DOT Medical Examiner, a MAPS(Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs) doctor, the Medical Director of Gateway Hospice of Clarion & the Wright Co. Medical Examiner. In 2000, Dr. Ahrendsen took a 10 mo. working sabbatical at the Ceduna-Konniba Aboriginal Health Clinic in South Australia. He also went to La Paz Mexico & took an 8-wk Medical Immersion Spanish Course. 80% of his clinical work now is with ADHD and ASD.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Family Medicine

Travel Medicine

Urgent Care

Licenses

United States: Iowa

Doctor Q&A

743 Answers
188 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
You need an exam: and possibly some blood work. Excessive thirst and tiredness can be a sign of diabetes. A low thyroid can also make you feel tired all the time. If yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: I would not hesitate taking this medication until you can get more.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Generally no: but everybody is different. It depends how far along you were when you miscarried. It depends how severe the pain is. Remember any pain is usually a... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Too many unknowns: Your symptoms are a concern and probably warrant a visit to a physician. There are too many possibilities and too many unknowns to even speculate here... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
??? Lymph node: Sounds like a lymph node which can get larger and smaller normally. Only an exam can give you a better idea, if a Dr. touches it him/her self. These... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
CBC & ESR: CBC with differential, and ESR or CRP, all will help to determine a general level of inflammation in your system. I am assuming your PCP could not fee... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Only 1 way to know: Is a dna test after baby is born. Unless you are in what is termed an "open" relationship, your asking for dna test will undoubtedly create other diff... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Only illegally: If you mean actual testosterone, that is only available legally by prescription. If you mean a supplement that helps your body make testosterone, ther... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not certain at all: If your infection was treated appropriately then and your renal function is now normal, your risk should not be very high.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Probly no Emergency: The white discharge and postcoitus burning sound like a vaginal infection, maybe a yeast infection. This should be checked by having a vaginal exam an... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
No clear answer: Depending on the circumstance of the illness and the care needs of the patient, there may not have been time in the er. As long as the patient contact... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: Even now it might not hurt to hold wet gauze on your socket. Best to avoid sucking on a straw, and vigorous rinsing. Your dentist is your best source ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Probably temporary: Vigorous friction anywhere on the body can result in swelling and edema. Give that part of your body a rest and and chance to return to normal.
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
About 9-10 hours: It takes 5.5 x elimination half lifes for a medicine to be out of ones system. The elimination half life of Omnicef (cefdinir) is approximately 1.7 ho... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Ok angiogr doesn't : Mean you can't have heart problems if you have bad pain, especially if worse with activity, and you breakout in a sweat with pain, most Drs. Would tel... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
1-3 Months: Give it some time, maybe 1-3 months to 're-normalize'.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
If it is new, then: it might be good to ask for a cardiac ultrasound. Many murmurs are functional (heard with stethescope) but not signifcantly altering the flow of bloo... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Be watched closely: I've seen some women with little weight gain during pregnancy have perfectly healthy babies, but weight gain of about at least 25 pounds would typical... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Best to see Heart Dr: Hard to say from just this, but pain in both arms could be from the heart in a 40 year old male. Get a good check up with an ECG and maybe a stress t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
2 weeks: Irregular periods can make it hard to determine. But generally i would suggest to test again in about 2 weeks. If you are really pregnant then it sh... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Superficial skin: infection? Strange that not entering the water or river could give you enough contact or exsposure to cause enough irritation on the skin to start in... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Sorry you ran out of: space to finish your post. did you mean unprotected sex? You'll probably just have to wait and see if you are late on your period or not. Hard to say... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Smoking is BAD: Smoking is bad for you if you get a new web piercing, and it is also bad for you if you DON"T get a new web piercing. Quitting smoking is most likely... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Close your eyes/rest: Diplopia can cause headaches, but can be a symptom of a more serious problem. If this is new/sudden onset, an ER visit is recommended. If this is chro... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It is possible that: you were pregnant and now you are not. A quanitative HCG test should be able to give you an exact answer. You might need to have it done more than on... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Short answer, : There will not be a cure. Different problems can cause this, different genetic abnormalities, sometimes exsposure to toxins or infections can worsen ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Probably not: Your best way to limit risk of Hepatits B is to limit your exsposure to body fluids. The full series of shots for Hepatitis B is three shots total. D... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
How long ago out?: A bit of discomfort is not unusual after removal. But this should go away after some limited time save perhaps one week. Nsaids may help with some of ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
If your 23 your done: Highly unlikely for a male to grow any taller after age 23. The biggest predictor of your height is your parent's (and family) height, but this is by... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Start by seeing: A doctor. You most likely need to have a complete blood count done and a history and physical.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not reliable: This is not a reliable enough indicator to be used as a primary way to determine pregnancy. A urine home test is better.
A male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
??Chromhidrosis??: Chromhidrosis "colored sweat" ,is a rare condition. It’s caused by deposition of lipofuscin in the sweat glands. Red, blue, green, yellow, pink, &... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Just swollen or: Or are they sore also? Does it hurt to swallow? Has anyone you have been near been ill? Do you otherwise feel ok? Do the tonsils have a white-yellow c... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
How's your pain?: If you can wiggle your fingers, and they refill quickly when you blanch the finger tips with pressure, it's probably OK. Sometimes the nervous system ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
She needs to see Dr.: Bruises and leg pain deserve at least a blood test to check for bruising tendency.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not uncommon: Is this your only symptom? Are you otherwise well? How fit are you? Are you adequately hydrated? Is your blood pressure normal? A skipped beat can... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Yes: Yes it is possible. Not likely but possible.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dyshydrotic eczema: Is what this sounds like a doctor or dermatogist might prescribe a cream for you to use.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
It depends,,,: First of all kids need to eat and grow so they need to consume food. But autistic kids have very restricted diets, and often crave the very food that... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Do U smoke?: Do you have any other circulation problems? Have you had your thyroid checked? Have you ever suffered from frostbite? Do you have any other medical pr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not likely: If it is in the uterus. Only if the iud perforated the uterus and the bowel, which is unlikely. I think you have to look at another cause. At your ag... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
If all U did is kiss: Then the chances are very very very slim. Essentially zero. But you could have passed the virus that caused your canker sore to him, especially if y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Dysbiosis possible: It is equally possible that the antibiotics you took made your normal flora out of balance. When you have major surgery you are given broad spectrum ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Start by seeing a Dr: Maybe she needs meds, maybe she needs a d;c. This is the type of problem that should be addressed in a doctors office and not solved on an internet fo... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Sprained or broke: The only way to tell for sure is to have it xrayed. If the finger doesn't looke deformed/angled, if you can safely protect it from further injury, y... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Symptoms suggest: This may be the case, but not always. Usually time will tel you the answer for sure. Try a home test if your period is one week late and then see wha... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
A guess is 30- 50%: Try to have sex everyother day near your ovulation. Incidentally the amount of sperm decreases in subsequent ejaculations. A man will have higher sper... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Not uncommon: Watch it for a week or so and make sure they get smaller within 1-2 weeks. Lymph nodes are part of the body filter system. They often get larger with... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
What happens Sat?: He must do something different on saturday. Does he drink alcohol on saturday night? Take a good history of diet and activity on friday and saturday... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine 40 years experience
More than zero : There is no one good answer for this question, depends on your fertility level, your partner's level, of fertility, the regularity of your periods fro... Read More

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Nov 3, 2015
Dr. Ahrendsen is a dedicated and compassionate family medicine physician who never fails to provide sound advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Ahrendsen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ahrendsen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks ! I have a gastroenterologist scheduled endoscopic ultrasound of stomach and pancreas in 10 days... also, the radiologist recommends MRI or CT dedicated only ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Indeed, Autist tend to accept mariage, willing to please, happy to be with someone, loyalfull and honest partners. But not social...
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This saved my life. Thank you. I m on my period...i just wash my hand with plain water after touching semen...then touch my vagina...is it possible of being pregnant?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, IA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

BROADLAWNS MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1985

Awards

Most Influential, First Place, Iowa - Spring
2014
Thought Leader, Third Place, Iowa - Spring
2014
Top Doctor, Second Place, Iowa - Spring
2014

Affiliations

Iowa Specialty Hospital Clarion, Iowa
Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs
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