Dr. Petersen was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was just 11 years old, which was her first introduction to medicine. She wanted to be a doctor from that moment on so that she could help others as her doctors had helped her. Dr. Petersen is a great listener who educates her patients to do the work needed to become their healthiest, best self.
A graduate of the University of Iowa, Dr. Petersen completed her internship program and residency with the Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Her hobbies include a variety of outdoor physical activities like hiking, biking, running and camping, but she also takes time to knit, play piano and read.