Dr. Rinehart is a board certified Otolaryngologist Head and Neck Surgeon (ENT) with over 20 years of experience. He was born and raised in Iowa and did his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University. He then completed both medical school and his residency at the University of Iowa. He served as a Clinical Assistant Professor in ENT for the University of Iowa and instructed ENT residents in Des Moines for over a decade. In 2013 Des Moines Magazine presented him with the “ Best Doc” award in his field as voted by his ENT peers.
Dr. Tracey Wellendorf was born and raised in Audubon, Iowa. He has been providing ear, nose and throat care for patients in western Iowa for nearly twenty years. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He then attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine, graduating as an MD. During his medical schooling he was inducted into AOA, medical honor society. Dr. Wellendorf did his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After completing his residency he returned to Iowa, practicing in Council Bluffs for a year.
In 1996 Dr. Wellendorf established his clinic in Carroll, Iowa. His extensive training, continuing education and many years of practicing in the area have allowed him to expand his practice to have outlying clinics in six surrounding communities. He performs surgeries regularly in the respective hospitals where each of his clinics reside. While traveling several days a month, it allows him to use his expertise in treating problems of the ear, nose and throat for patients who otherwise may not have access to a specialist with his abilities.