My name is Matthew Abendroth. I’m a family physician at the Urbandale location of UnityPoint. I grew up in Urbandale, went away to college at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington Returned to Des Moines to go to medical school at Des Moines University And then did my residency at Lutheran Hospital here in Des Moines. I see patients of all ages for a variety of conditions ranging from acute to chronic illnesses. I like the continuity of care and family medicine and also the variety I didn’t want to have just one thing that I would specialize in. I am interested in all parts of medicine. What I like about UnityPoint and what sets it apart is that we have a great network of specialists that we can work with and a wide number of hospitals all over the state and the region. I’m open and non-judgmental, and one of my areas of interest is serving the LGBT community of the central Iowa region. I like to ride my bicycle. I usually ride it to work. I am interested in photography and like to take a lot of pictures especially of my kids. Most rewarding thing is probably the continuity of care and solving clinical puzzles.