McFarland Clinic

Laura Moeller, MD

Accepting New Patients


Primary Clinic

West Ames Office

3600 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014

Location Details on West Ames Office

Patient Testimonials


Medical Interests

  • Women's health
    • Including placement/removal of long-acting contraceptive devices (IUDs and subdermal implants)
  • Well-child exams and Sports physicals
  • Pediatrics
  • LGBTQ+ primary care
  • Primary care mental health support
  • Nutrition and exercise
  • Prevention and wellness

Joined McFarland Clinic

September 2023

Education & Professional Certification


Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine


University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA

  • Doctor of Medicine
    • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2004
    • Iowa Academy of Family Physicians Outstanding Family Medicine Student Award, 2004
    • American Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Interest Group Leader Award, 2003
    • Iowa Medical Society Scholarship, 2003
    • Midwest Dairy Council Scholarship, 2002-2003
    • Mohassan Grotto Scholarship, 2001-2002
    • Avon Scholarship for representatives, 2001-2002
    • Melvin Marcus Clinical Research Award, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2001

Iowa State University, Ames, IA

  • Bachelor of Science, Nutritional Sciences
    • Golden Key National Honor Society Member 1997-1999; Secretary/Executive Board Member, 1997-1998; Presenter at international convention and Delegate to regional meeting, 1998
    • Student Role Model, Program for Women in Science and Engineering, 1996-2000
    • Iowa State University College of Family & Consumer Sciences; Outstanding Senior Award, 1999
    • Ercel Eppright Award for achievement in Dept. of Food Sciences & Human Nutrition, 1999
    • Program for Women in Science & Engineering; Research Assistantship, 1998
    • Louise Rosenfeld Research Assistantship, 1998
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Biological Sciences Research Assistantship, 1997
    • Pre-medicine Club, 1995-1999 (Vice President, 1997-1998)
    • Alpha Delta Pi Alumnae Association Outstanding Senior Award, 1999
    • Kappa Delta Centennial Scholarship, 1997
    • Iowa State University Academic Recognition Scholarship, 1995-1999
    • Quint City Panhellenic Scholarship, 1995
  • Master of Science, Nutrition
    • International Life Sciences Institute Nutrition in Aging Grant, 2000
    • PACE Award (half-tuition scholarship for graduate education), 1999-2000
    • Dept. of Food Science & Human Nutrition, Research Assistantship, 1999-2000


Memorial Family Medicine Residency Program, South Bend, IN

  • Family Medicine Residency
    • Society for Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching Award, 2007

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

  • Grifols, Biomat Plasma Center, Medical and Laboratory Director, Des Moines, IA, 2021-current
  • Organon (previously Merck), Nexplanon Clinical Trainer 2020-current
  • Medical Executive Committee, Iowa State University, 2021-2023
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2018-current
  • Campus Suicide Prevention/Mental Health Team, Iowa State University, 2017-2023
  • Women’s Health Committee, Iowa State University, 2016-2023
  • Family Medicine Preceptor, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Boone, IA 2009-2012; Ankeny, IA, 2012-2016 (volunteer educator for medical students on four-week clerkships)
  • Past Chief of the Medical Staff, Boone Co. Hospital, Boone, IA, 2012
  • Chief of the Medical Staff, Boone Co. Hospital, Boone, IA, 2011
  • Secretary of the Medical Staff, Boone Co. Hospital, Boone, IA, 2010
  • Volunteer Physician, Free Clinics of Iowa, Boone Free Clinic, Boone, IA, 2011-2012
  • Medical Co-Director, Medical Education Community Outreach, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Boone, IA, 2008-2012
  • Medical Director, Diabetes Education Program, Boone Co. Hospital, 2009-2012

Previous International Educational/Work Experiences in Guatemala, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Kenya.

Hobbies and Personal Interests

  • Spending time in the great outdoors with my husband, our three daughters, and two dogs
  • Triathlons
    • Six-time Ironman finisher
    • Three-time world championship finisher
    • Team USA Athlete (2022)
    • Ironman All-World Athlete (2022 and 2023)
    • USA Triathlon All-American Athlete (2018)
    • Triathlon Racers of Iowa - Hall of Fame Recipient (2023), club president (2019-present)
    • Volunteer community youth triathlon coach (2015-present)
  • Reading
  • Travel
  • Camping
  • Music
  • Visual arts
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