Dr. Bernard Leman, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 65

Dr. Leman
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Iowa Digestive Disease Center

1378 Nw 124th St # 200 Clive, IA 50325

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(515) 288-6097

Dr. Bernard Leman, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Clive, IA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Leman has more experience with Anal & Rectal Disorders and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center and UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Iowa Lutheran Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leman to book an appointment.

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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

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Dr. Leman is experienced in the area of Anal & Rectal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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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 is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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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
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • 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
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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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

Dr. Leman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Leman

2.8

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
42.857142857142854%
(9)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
52.38095238095238%
(11)
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What went well
  • Office environment (16)
  • Wait times (13)
What could be improved
  • Office environment (4)
  • Long wait times (2)
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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
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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
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What could be improved
No results
6 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.
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Iowa City, IA – Aug 15, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Bernard Leman, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Clive, IA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Leman has more experience...Read more

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

Does Dr. Bernard Leman, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Leman has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Bernard Leman, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Bernard Leman, MD accept my insurance?

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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 # 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.

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Locations

Iowa Digestive Disease Center

Iowa Digestive Disease Center1378 Nw 124th St # 200 Clive, IA 50325
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Iowa Digestive Disease Center

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

Heartland Medical Research1378 NW 124th St Clive, IA 50325
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Leman is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

UnityPoint Health - Des Moines Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Des Moines, IA

1 Award Received