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Audra Poterucha, DO

Audra (Lloyd) Poterucha, DO, is a board certified Family Medicine physician. She is originally from Nevada. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and then graduated from medical school at Des Moines University in 2016. She completed her Family Medicine residency in Des Moines at Broadlawns Medical Center. She was trained in broad spectrum family medicine care including OB/GYN, pediatrics, hospital medicine, care of chronic medical conditions, clinic-based office procedures, emergency/acute care, and geriatrics. She accepted a position at Story Medical Center in 2019 and is excited to continue her medical practice in her hometown. 

Dr. Poterucha has a wide variety of medical interests, and this is one of the reasons she chose family medicine as her specialty. She sees patients of all ages in the Nevada Clinic where she takes care of both acute concerns and chronic medical conditions. She performs office-based procedures including orthopedic injections, contraception management with IUD and Nexplanon placement, and dermatologic procedures. She oversees patients at Story County Senior Care and rounds on acute and skilled admissions at the hospital. She is also designated as a FAA Aviation Medical Examiner and can perform flight physicals. She believes in evidence-based medicine, places an emphasis on education, and strives to give compassionate, respectful care to her patients.  

Her interests outside of medicine including spending time with her family (husband Rob and twin toddlers Will and Maria), being an avid Iowa State Cyclones fan, going to musicals, and being active outdoors. 

Specialty: Family Medicine

Affiliated with: Story County Medical Center

Joined Story Medical in: 2019

Education & Accomplishments: Dr. Poterucha was raised in Nevada and earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. In addition, she completed a residency at Broadlawns Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. Dr. Poterucha earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.