McFarland Clinic

Jean Hermsen, DO

Accepting New Patients


Primary Clinic

1215 Duff Avenue Office

1215 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010

Location Details on 1215 Duff Avenue Office

Also Sees Patients In

Carroll Office

1214 S Grant Road
Carroll, IA 51401

Location Details on Carroll Office

Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

Dr. Hermsen enjoys treating pediatric and adult Ear, Nose, and Throat diseases. This ranges from recurrent ear infections and recurrent sinus infections to skin cancers. She originally wanted to be a Family Practice physician, however she grew a strong interest in surgery during medical school. She is committed to patient education and trusted care.

Joined McFarland Clinic

August 2012

Education & Professional Certification


  • American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery


Wartburg College

  • BA, Biology - Minor in Chemistry; 2003

Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • DO; 2007


Michigan State University

  • Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery; 2012

Professional Societies

  • American Osteopathic College of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Iowa Otolaryngology Society
  • Story County Medical Society
  • American Rhinologic Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Vice President, McFarland Clinic Board of Directors
  • Department Chair, McFarland Clinic Otolaryngology

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Hermsen enjoys gardening, cooking and playing with her young children. Raised on a dairy farm in northeast Iowa, she and her family couldn't wait to move back to Iowa to join McFarland Clinic.


Balloon Sinuplasty - How it Works

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Dr. Jean Hermsen explains how the tool used for balloon sinuplasty works. 

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Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy - Full Procedure

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Watch as McFarland Clinic Ear, Nose and Throat Physician, Dr. Jean Hermsen performs a fiberoptic laryngoscopy.

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Care Champion

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Dr. Hermsen was recognized as a "Care Champion" in Marshalltown.

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