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Our History.

Founded in 2004

Yost Family Chiropractic in Urbandale, Iowa has already helped thousands of patients regain their health and vitality. Led by Author, Educator and Founder Heather Yost DC, DACCP, CFMP, our doctors and team are providing an environment of hope and well-being for each of their patients.


At Yost Family Chiropractic, we are leading a Wellness Revolution that advances a new model of health care by combining the best of Family Chiropractic Care and Neuropathy Treatments. This new model of health care respects you, the patients, and puts you in charge of your health and vitality.


Our desire is to help you get your life back
naturally, effectively, and safely.
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Doctor Megan Ries
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Dr. Megan Ries grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In pursuit of working in healthcare, she studied at Wartburg College earning a degree in biology. After completing her undergraduate work, she attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Since graduation she has extended her studies with the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) in pregnancy and pediatric care.


Since graduation in 2013, she has cared for patients across the state and has been practicing in the Des Moines area since 2016. Dr. Megan has a passion for chiropractic, health, and loves to serve her patients on their journey to regaining and maintaining an active lifestyle.


Outside the office, Dr. Megan lives out the lifestyle she encourages for her patients by staying active. She loves to be read, be outdoors moving her body, and spend time with her two cats.


Dr. Megan is an active member of the community. She is a member of the Urbandale Chamber of Commerce and FemCity Des Moines. In the past, she has served in leadership roles with genYP (Urbandale young professionals) and Greater Des Moines Toastmasters. In 2016, she was a graduate of the Emerging Leaders Program with the Iowa Chiropractic Society and was awarded as an Outstanding New Iowa Chiropractic Society Member in 2017.


Dr. Megan also serves as a mentor to young girls through the Girls on the Run Program and is an active member of and volunteers at her church.

Doctor Adam Ries
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Dr. Adam Ries was born and raised in Hopkinton, Iowa and was introduced to chiropractic as a child. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wartburg College where he received a Bachelor’s degree in biology. For his doctoral studies, he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. Dr. Adam has also received post graduate training in neuropathy and is the director of the clinic’s Neuropathy Program.


Since graduation, Dr. Adam has cared for patients across the state and has been practicing in the Des Moines area since 2016. He is passionate about chiropractic and helping his patients break down barriers to living their best lives.


Dr. Adam is a member of the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce and has served as a leadership committee member for WestYP (West Des Moines young professionals). He is also a board member for the West Des Moines Kiwanis Club.


Outside of the office, Dr. Adam leads the same lifestyle he encourages his patients to lead. He is an avid runner, completing numerous half marathons. He loves to try new recipes and be outdoors tending to his backyard garden and chickens. He’s also an active member of and volunteers at his church.

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Madeline Smith 


Madeline earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from Iowa State University. She has over six years of experience working hands on with clients and patients, in both the gym and clinical setting.


Madeline says that working at Yost Family Chiropractic has been a dream that has allowed her to help patients address the root issues of neuropathy by assisting them with movement and accountability.


When Madeline is not in the office, she enjoys exercising, studying, cooking, gardening, going for walks, reading and spending quality time with her family.

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