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Guest Name
Jon Ahrendsen
Guest Occupation
Family Doctor, Medical Associate, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, DAN Physician, Medical Director, Assistant Professor, Trainer, ADHD Expert, ASD Expert
Guest Biography

Jon Ahrendsen, MD, received his undergraduate and medical degree from the University of Iowa in 1978 and 1982.  He completed his residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines.  Dr. Ahrendsen has been with WMC since 1985. He was the family practice representative for the Iowa Lactation Task Force from 1995-1999. He is a Medical Associate of La Leche League International, a Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, a DAN (Defeat Autism Now) physician, the Medical Director of Wright County Hospice and the Wright County Medical Examiner.  In 2000, Dr. Ahrendsen took a ten month working sabbatical at the Ceduna-Konniba Aboriginal Health Clinic in South Austtralia.   He also went to  La Paz Mexico and took an 8-week Medical Immersion "Spanish Course" to help him with the language barrier of our Hispanic patients.  He is board certified with the American Board of Family Practice, is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of Iowa and helps to train third year medical students.

Dr. Ahrendsen has a wife, Becky, and 3 children and lives in Clarion. He has a special fondness for bison and actually owns some. His professional interests include the evaluation and treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  He is on the board of directors of the Clarion-Goldfield Sports Boosters and the president of First Lutheran Church