Dr. Harvey

Dr. Harvey came to Hawarden in 1979, recruited in Des Moines by 'then-' hospital administrator Mike Lanctot (remember him?) and a community committee of Bud Brown, Tom Tilgner, Harlan Hummel and others. Dr. Harvey knew Hawarden from his college days. His roommate at Drake was Kerry Kircher (Arlo and Jenette)

He joined Dr. Eneboe and Dr. Daggett. Over the next 17 years, Dr. Daggett and Dr. Harvey worked with many providers. Do you remember Gerard Bouthillier, PA-C, Ken Miller, D.O., Dr. Fajardo or Jeanne Kleinhesselink, ARNP?

After working in the Hawarden Medical Clinic for 17 years, Dr. Harvey was evicted from that clinic and built Hawarden Family Medical Center. He now works for his patients in the only Independent Medical Clinic in Sioux County, Iowa. You can find the full story of Dr. Harvey's eviction from the Hawarden clinic here.

Dr. Harvey was raised in small-town Iowa. Britt Iowa is located in central Iowa, midway between Algona and Mason City on Highway 18. Educated in Iowa from school in Britt, undergraduate training at Drake University and medical school at COMS. [It was the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (COMS) in 1978, later University of Osteopathic Health Sciences and now Des Moines University [same place]. You can learn more about Osteopathy here or at AOA.

He is married to Pam (Pederson) with grown children, Melissa, Tasha, Ryan and Cari. Grandchildren, Brendan, Marra and Sydney.

"I have spent my life caring for people in rural Iowa and South Dakota. I understand small town people, values and goals. I came to Hawarden straight out of training in July 1979. No one paid me to come to Hawarden. I came because I wanted to. And I stay because I have people who depend on me and many patients who count on this office for their medical care. I cannot and will not walk away from them.

"I practice medicine in Hawarden; I live in Hawarden; and I have been involved in Hawarden. I pay taxes in Hawarden, we shop in Hawarden. As goes Hawarden, so goes Hawarden Family Medical Center."

Dr. Harvey Curriculum Vitae

Bachelor of Arts Drake University, Des Moines, IA 1971-1975
Doctor of Osteopathy College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery,
Des Moines, IA
Internship Des Moines General Hospital, Des Moines IA 1978-1979
Family Practice Certification American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners 1995
Professional Organizations
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) 1979-Present
Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association (IOMA) 1979-Present
American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) 1990-2005
Sioux County Medical Society 1979-Present
Community Based Medical Duties
Medical Director Hawarden Community EMS
(Emergency Medical Service)
Medical Director Ireton Rescue EMS 1990-Present
Deputy Medical Examiner Sioux County Coroner 1990-Present
Community Service
Board Member Board of Education, West Sioux Schools 1981-1985
Councilman Hawarden City Council 1998-2005