Meet Your Doctor

Dr. Chris VandeLune is a board certified Family Medicine Physician. He completed his undergraduate studies at Drake University and is a 2001 graduate of Des Moines University Medical School. He attended Via Christi Family Practice Residency Program in Wichita, KS which is a full spectrum family practice residency which allowed him to become certified in C-Sections and endoscopy procedures and numerous other procedures. Dr. VandeLune has practiced in Cherokee, IA since 2004 and has enjoyed his patients and the community. He was honored in 2016 as the state of Iowa’s Family Physician of the Year. 


Dr. VandeLune and his wife, Lisa, have 7 children. Christian, 23, is in his first year of medical school at the University of Iowa. Taylor, 22, is a 2018 graduate of La’James College of Cosmetology and is working in Gainseville, FL. Joel, 22, is attending the University of Iowa on the pre-med track and is a senior. Emma, 18, is a freshman at the University of Iowa and is majoring in Human Physiology with a minor in ASL (American Sign Language) on the Pre-Med track. Malorie and Maggie are 17, and seniors. They enjoy FFA, hunting with their dad, and are active in 4-H. Abbigayle is 17 years old and a junior at Washington High School. She enjoys playing basketball as a Lady Brave. Lisa is an RN and is enjoying being back to work after taking time off to raise their family. Dr. VandeLune takes great pride in his family, and they are his inspiration to create a family centered environment at his new clinic. 

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Dr. Chris VandeLune, DO


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Dr. Chris VandeLune was named the 2016-17 Iowa Family Physician of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP).

The Iowa Academy of Family Physicians honors outstanding family physicians and educators by presenting Annual Membership Awards. The Family Physician of the Year Award is presented to a family physician that was nominated by a patient and exemplifies what it means to be not only a great family physician but an active participant in their community. 

Dr. Chris VandeLune, DO AAFP 2016 Recipient
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Looking to transfer your records to Dr. VandeLune?

To transfer your medical records to Dr. VandeLune, you can print the medical release form below or call to have one mailed to you. Once you fill out the form please mail it back to us at 115 E. Maple St Cherokee, IA  51012. We will fax it to the provider you were seeing.  

 We look forward to taking care of you. Thank you for choosing Sioux Valley Family Health.



This is a representative list and certainly not all inclusive so please call if you don’t see your insurance carrier listed.  We participate in many more than those listed. We continue to work on credentialing to participate in all insurance programs.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you bring your insurance card with you for each office visit.  Please contact your insurance company to inquire about your financial responsibility and benefits.  Co-payments, deductibles, and percentages will be collected before each appointment at the time the service is given.


COPAYS ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF VISIT.  It is our new policy, to be seen, you must pay your copay.  IF YOU HAVE A HIGH DEDUCTIBLE PLAN, a $50 down payment will be required at the time of visit, and the remainder due will be billed to you.   


Insurance Company List:

  • Medicare

  • Wellmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield

  • Medicaid/MCOs

   1. Amerigroup 

   2. Iowa Total Care 

   3. Hawk-I - Amerigroup

   4. Hawk-I - Iowa Total Care

   5. Medicaid 


  • United HealthCare

  • Midland's Choice

  • Cigna

  • Allied National

  • Medica Health Plans

  • Health Partners

  • UMR

  • Avera Health Plans

  • PreferredOne Administrative Services

  • Multiplan/PHCS                            

  • First Choice of the Midwest                        

  • First Health 

  • Aetna/Coventry of Iowa                

  • Aetna/Coventry Health & Life                

  • Aetna/Coventry Medicare Advantra            

  • Patient Preferred/Coventry HPN            

  • Coventry Total Care - Medicare

  • O'Hara Managed Care                    

  • Siouxland PACE                        

  • Siouxland HOSPICE   

  • Humana                     

  • Sanford Health Plan

  • Tricare West

  • OPTUM-VA (referral needed)

  • **Aetna Acquired Coventry 4/2015

  • **Credentialing  with the VA is in it's final approval stage.  Coming soon!