Kaaren Olesen, DO was born and raised in small towns across Iowa. Her father was a hospital administrator which prompted several moves during her childhood, including living in Van Buren county not far from Chariton. She graduated high school from Sumner Community and went on to Boston University where she received a B.A. in Religion and Classics. She then attended Des Moines University (formerly known as University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences) in Des Moines, IA where she received a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration simultaneously with her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. Kaaren then moved to Flint, Michigan for her internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Genesys Regional Medical Center. She is board certified in her specialty.
Kaaren is married to Jamie Bunn, DVM, owner of Waukee-Clive Veterinary Clinic. Together they have two school-aged sons and two dogs.
Dr. Olesen started in OB/Gyn practice in 2002 with WDM OB/Gyn Associates. In 2014 she retired from OB to better meet the needs of her family. With that change Dr. Olesen decided to open her gynecology only private practice, Women’s Care Clinic, PLC in February 2015.
Women’s Care Clinic, PLC services
Dr. Olesen is available to see adolescent and adult patients for gynecologic issues. Her focus is especially on
• menopausal transition (perimenopause)
• postmenopausal symptoms
• pelvic floor prolapse
• sexual dysfunction or pain, especially during menopause or after cancer treatment.
She will continue to provide routine gynecologic services like
• well-woman exams
• abnormal Paps
• contraception counseling
• preconception counseling
• sexually transmitted diseases
• premenstrual syndrome
• menstrual cramps
• stress urinary incontinence
• abnormal vaginal bleeding
• menstrual abnormalities
• vulvar infections
• polycystic ovarian syndrome
• breast disorders
• Gardasil vaccinations
• Influenza vaccinations
• Depo-Provera administration
Dr. Olesen offers several minimally-invasive In-office procedures
• diagnostic hysteroscopy,
• endometrial ablation,
• Essure tubal occlusion,
• IUD insertion and removal,
• endometrial biopsies
• vulvar biopsies.
She holds a faculty position, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Des Moines University.
She has been named as a Top Doc in Des Moines.
Kaaren travels to Ghana, West Africa to provide medical care at a clinic sponsored by Kingdom Cares International.
Dr. Olesen sees patients on a monthly basis in the Specialty Clinic at Lucas County Health Center. For more information about Dr. Olesen or to make an appointment, contact LCHC’s Specialty Clinic at 641-774-3245.