Established in 1995, our goal at Cedar Valley Medical Specialists (CVMS) was to create an independent group of medical specialists and resources for the Cedar Valley and surrounding areas. Handling the majority of the administrative and practice management functions for physicians and specialists means that they are now free to concentrate all their efforts on their patients.

Over the past twenty-five years, we’ve created a community of the most qualified, most caring, and most civic-minded professionals and specialists, while simultaneously leading the way in our embrace of the latest innovative medical advancements in technology, treatments, and techniques. We’ve established meaningful relationships with each of the hospitals in and around the Cedar Valley while remaining fully independent.

We are not owned by any hospital or by any other organization.

Cedar Valley Medical Specialists is 100 percent independent and 100 percent locally owned. Our staff of more than 400 includes specialized physicians as well as advanced practice and mid-level providers and support staff across dozens of healthcare specialties. We are headquartered in Waterloo, and all of our physicians, clinics, and labs are located in and around the Cedar Valley so that we may better serve our entire community.








Years of Care

Our Vision

  • To provide for a mechanism of utilization review, continuous quality improvement, outcomes research, and practice guidelines to assure the delivery of the highest quality patient care.
  • To create an atmosphere of enhanced cooperation among the specialties in the area including primary care.
  • To create practice opportunities for other fields and specialties in the area, and provide for greater sub specialization within existing specialties.
  • To provide for a means of increasing patient education and public awareness of issues pertaining to healthcare, especially as it affects Northern Iowa.
  • To promote cooperation, communication, and coordinated care across all specialties
  • To earn the right to “remain” into the future – become indispensable to patients and their third-party payers (i.e., cost, quality, access)
  • To better serve patients by remaining physician-owned and governed; professionally managed

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality, most cost-efficient patient care in Northern Iowa, through a community of specialty providers.