Dr. John K. Paulsen, MD

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Specializes in General Surgery • Male • Age 67

1001 Main St Ste 300
Peoria, IL 61606
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Dr. Paulsen's Experience

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Hospital Quality

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Methodist Medical Center of Illinois
221 North East Glen Oak Avenue
Peoria, IL 61636
Proctor Hospital
5409 North Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL 61614

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Paulsen

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Peoria Vein Center
PEORIA SURGICAL GROUP
1001 Main St Ste 300
Peoria, IL 61606
420 NE Glen Oak Ave
Peoria, IL 61603
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    Dr. Paulsen's Experience

    Specialties

    • General Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • General Surgery
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    • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
    • Appendectomy, Open
    • Biopsy of Breast
    • Colectomy
    • Cystectomy
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
    • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
    • Excision of Breast Tumor
    • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
    • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
    • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
    • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
    • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
    • Gastrectomy
    • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
    • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
    • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
    • Laparotomy
    • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
    • Mastectomy
    • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
    • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
    • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
    • Pancreatectomy (incl. Pancreas Transplant & Whipple Procedure)
    • Parathyroidectomy
    • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
    • Port Placements or Replacements
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    • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
    • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
    • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy & Control of Hemorrhage)
    • Sphincterotomy
    • Splenectomy
    • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
    • Thoracentesis
    • Thyroidectomy
    • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
    • Tracheal Surgery
    • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
    • Trigger Point Injections
    • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
    • Varicose Vein Procedures
    • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Adrenal Gland Cancer
    • Anal and Rectal Cancer
    • Anal Fissure
    • Anorectal Abscess
    • Appendicitis
    • Atelectasis
    • Breast Cancer
    • Breast Lump
    • Carcinoma in Situ
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulum of Esophagus
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Fistula
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Gallbladder & Biliary Tract Cancer
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hyperparathyroidism
    • Incisional Hernia
    • Inguinal Hernia
    • Intestinal Abscess
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Lipomas
    • Liver Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
    • Neuroendocrine Tumors
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    • Pancreatic Cancer
    • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
    • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
    • Pleural Effusion
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Secondary Malignancies
    • Small Intestine Cancer
    • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Thyroid Cancer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Umbilical Hernia
    • Varicose Veins
    • Ventral Hernia
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    Background Check for Dr. Paulsen

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for Illinois.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Graduated in 1969

    Internship Hospital

    Henry Ford Hospital

    Residency Hospital

    Saint Francis Medical Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Paulsen & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Paulsen's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Methodist Medical Center of Illinois

    • OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

    • Proctor Hospital

    • Graham Hospital Association

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    national average

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    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 13 responses
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    Experience with Dr. Paulsen
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
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    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    13 responses
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    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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    Office Locations

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    Peoria Vein Center
    PEORIA SURGICAL GROUP
    1001 Main St Ste 300
    Peoria, IL 61606
    (309) 495-0200 (Office)
    (309) 676-6545 (Fax)
    • Parking: Free ground level parking immediately in front of office
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    420 NE Glen Oak Ave
    Peoria, IL 61603
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