Dr. Stephen M. Ellestad

What is a D.O.?

A D.O. is a Doctor Of Osteopathy. An osteopathic physician is a fully licensed physician whose education combines the traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment as well as osteopathic manual medicine-(manipulation). Osteopathic philosophy also stresses holistic and preventive care.

Health Care Experience

Emergency Department Staff Physician
December 2010 - Present
Grinnell Regional Medical Center, Grinnell, IA

Emergency Department Medical Director/Staff Physician
January 2002 - Present
Hospital Emergency Department Contract Coverage/Acute Care, INC., Ankeny, IA

Family Medicine
August 1994 - December 2001
Private Practice, Plainville, KS

Emergency Room Contract Coverage
June, 1990 - December 2001
PhyAmerica, Durham, NC 11,664

Emergency Room Contract Coverage
June 1992 - August 1994
NES, Plainville, NY
728 Hours

Emergency Room Contract Coverage
March 1991- August 1994
Physician Staffing Resources, Flower Mound, TX
816 Hours

Emergency Room Contract Coverage
April 1990 - August 1994
Emergency Medical Services, Kansas City, MO
1,161 Hours

Flight Surgeon
June 1990 - December 1991
Munson Army Community Hospital, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

General Medical Officer, Outpatient and Emergency Room Care
July 1989 - December 1991
Munson Army Community Hospital, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Family Practice Rotating Internship
July 1988 - June 1989
Womack Army Community Hospital, Ft. Bragg, NC


D.O. University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
Des Moines, IA, May 1988

B.A. General Science, Coe College
Cedar Rapids, IA, May 1982

Board Certification

May 22 2009, Cenegenics certification in Age Management Medicine

May 15 2006, American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

December 1 1997, Certification of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Medicine

December 11 1995, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians

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