Amy Keller, MD
- Family medicine
- Preventive care
- Obesity medicine
- Geriatric care
- Chronic disease management
I am a board-certified family medicine physician with professional interests in preventive care, obesity medicine, colonoscopies, geriatric care and chronic disease management. I also speak Spanish.
Hometown: Clarion, IA
I'm passionate about: My two cats, which are like family to me. I also enjoy spending time tending to my fish tanks.
If I wasn't a provider, I would be a: cook, because I like making tasty, yet healthy creations.
I knew I wanted to become a physician because: I grew up wanting to become a veterinarian, but changed my mind in undergrad at Iowa State University. I enjoyed the field of medicine, however, realized the importance of communicating and developing relationships with my patients, which made family practice a more desirable option.
Something I've learned from my patients is: that they are not simply patients, but unique individuals who are worth getting to know, and discovering their interests, motivations and goals.
My personal health goal is: to continue making strides in the gym, such as weighted pull-ups and lifting heavier weights during my workouts.
The best thing I've done for my health is: to work with a personal trainer in the gym, and become more cognizant about the food choices I make.
I am most proud of: earning three degrees in microbiology, genetics, and Spanish during my four years of undergraduate studies at Iowa State University.
A few of my personal achievements include: losing 30 pounds, while increasing my percent of lean mass (ie: muscle) as a part of a six-month, self-directed research project; going from knowing nothing about being an aquarist to breeding and raising my own cichlids; and completing RAGBRAI (the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa).
- Family medicine
- Working out
- University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine
- Iowa State University
- American Academy of Family Physicians
- American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy
- American College of Sports Medicine
- American Medical Association
- American Society of Bariatric Physicians
- Iowa Academy of Family Physicians
- Iowa Medical Society
- Obesity Action Coalition
- Polk County Medical Society
- The American Geriatrics Society
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