Dr. Bernard Leman, MD

Dr. Bernard Leman, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 66
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Dr. Bernard Leman, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Clive, IA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in gastroenterology.

1378 NW 124th St Ste 200

Clive, IA 50325

Contact Information

(515) 288-6097

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Dr. Leman accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Frequently Treated by Dr. Leman

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Leman treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Leman treats other conditions, please contact the office at (515) 288-6097.

Anal & Rectal Disorders

Compare with other Anal & Rectal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Leman treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Leman
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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Leman treats at a

normal

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Leman
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Nausea
Hiatal Hernia
Dysphagia
Esophagitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Leman's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Leman's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bernard Leman, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Clive, IA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1988
UCLA Ctr Hlth Sci
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1983
Los Angeles County Harbor - UCLA Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Tulane U, School of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • German

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Bernard Leman, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Leman frequently treats Anal & Rectal Disorders and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Leman specializes.

Where is Dr. Bernard Leman, MD's office located?

Dr. Leman's office is located at 1378 NW 124th St Ste 200, Clive, IA 50325. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Bernard Leman, MD speak?

Dr. Leman speaks German and English. View profile to see all.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Bernard Leman, MD?

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Dr. Leman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leman

2.9

Based on 23 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
2 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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1 Star
47.82608695652174%
(11)
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Dr. Leman performed a colonoscopy and EGD on me
I have seen some negative reviews of Dr. Leman but I listen more to the energy around the doctors than bedside manner. Dr. Leman felt very confident and professional. He isn't the most charismatic but he knows his job very well. I appreciate he took the time to see me before AND after the procedures. He may have been a "straight to work" kinda guy and not someone who put me at ease but the anesthesia did that for me. Dr. Leman was the most qualified to handle this procedure and he did very good work.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Max Kohn – Feb 27, 2022
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I had to be switched to him because I needed an adult doctor. He was good at first when remicade had me in remission for eight years. Now, he is not very detailed in explaining things to me. Only gives me two options for new medicine. I had to switch because my medicine stopped working and it became poisonous. He makes jokes and acts like he knows how I feel. I have had this disease for 15 years. I know my body. Every time I say something is wrong, I am right. I am on Stelera and it is not working, making my quality of life worse, and he won’t listen. It doesn’t seem like it is his goal to listen, make me feel heard, or get me back in remission. His nurse acts like I’m an inconvenience and like she understands what it is like to be in my shoes. I have never been more disrespected in my life. I am switching doctors.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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I want my pediatrician GI back! – Jan 01, 2020
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Horrible. Worst physician care. Makes jokes at your expense and his medical assistant who calls herself a nurse laughs along with him. Wants to do high dollar testing when there’s no need. Never ever recommend him to anyone. Or this office. Trying to be a responsible person and pay your copay- gets sighs and eye rolls- despite there being a sign to pay your copay st time of visit.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Still sick in Des Moines , IA – Aug 13, 2018
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Worst bed side manner I have ever experienced in my life. After my colonoscopy today my grandma was trying to ask questions about my diseases and he basically said this isn't time for a consultation i have other patients to see. And was extremely rude. Also anytime I call to ask his nurse Kelli a question she acts like I am the most annoying person in the world. I have never felt so belittled in my entire life. After today I rate him a complete zero and recommend him to nobody!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Des Moines Iowa – Apr 22, 2017
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Dr. Leman was the first doctor to really take an interest in finding a medical care plan that suited my life. My case was trying at times, but he made adjustments as needed, and was willing to continually try new treatments in the hope of avoiding surgery. He made me feel comfortable and cared for. He has a to the point demeanor and in my case it was necessary and refreshing. I trusted him from day one and am so glad I was referred to him.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Iowa City, IA – Aug 15, 2016
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Locations

Iowa Digestive Disease Center

Iowa Digestive Disease Center1378 NW 124th St Ste 200 Clive, IA 50325
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