Dr. David Godbe, MD

Dr. David Godbe, MD

Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 55
Dr. David Godbe, MD is a surgery specialist in Rapid City, SD and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in surgery and general surgery.

2820 Mount Rushmore Rd

Rapid City, SD 57701

Contact Information

(605) 342-3280

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Dr. Godbe's Experience

Dr. Godbe's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Godbe "Dr. Godbe is a general surgeon practicing a broad range of procedures including thoracic and abdominal surgeries."

2  Specialties

  • Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

31  Conditions Treated

34  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of California, Berkley Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1999
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Irvine Regional Hospital & Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Irvine Regional Hospital & Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Godbe has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Godbe's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Godbe to family and friends
11 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Godbe's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
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Patient Comments (3)

I read some reviews that weren’t great for Dr. Godbe so was a little nervous about seeing him. My appointment with him went fine, and he was very friendly and answered all of my questions.
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Dr. Godbe is a great surgeon. He is to the point and a matter of fact doctor.
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We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to David Godbe! We are always more than happy to assist you if anything else comes up. Take care!

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My internist diagnosed my having an inguinal hernia in Sept 2015, and I decided to contact Dr Godbe for treatment options due to his experience and the fact that he is a board-certified MD. Dr Godbe confirmed the hernia diagnosis in Nov 2015 and I had corrective surgery in January 2016. Followup...more
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