Dr. David W. McAllister, DO

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Dr. David W. McAllister, DO

Cardiology | Male

Iowa Heart Center - West 5880 University Ave, West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions
(515) 633-3600

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Dr. McAllister holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, and a medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University) in Des Moines. His post-graduate education included an internship and residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, a cardiology fellowship at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia, and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Iowa Heart Center. Dr. McAllister is board certified in general and interventional cardiology, as well as vascular medicine. He specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular intervention. He currently practices at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines, and works in the catheterization laboratory at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.Read more

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based on 8 total surveys (1 with a review)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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I first met Dr. McAllister moments before my procedure in the cath lab, I found him attentive, cordial and friendly. He answered questions thoroughly with examples so I could better understand my situation and the procedure. Afterward, he took time to be sure I understood what I needed for after care. This is the third interventional cardiologist I have seen at Iowa Heart Center over the years and by far the one I most prefer. I felt very comfortable and confident in his skilled hands.
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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Impella Device
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    Central Ia Health Sys/Ia Methodi
    University Mo Columbia School Med

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Cardiology
  • Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. McAllister's Care Philosophy

Dr. McAllister holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, and a medical degree from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University) in Des Moines. His post-graduate education included an internship and residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, a cardiology fellowship at the University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics in Columbia, and an interventional cardiology fellowship at Iowa Heart Center. Dr. McAllister is board certified in general and interventional cardiology, as well as vascular medicine. He specializes in coronary and peripheral vascular intervention. He currently practices at Iowa Heart Center's West University clinic in West Des Moines, and works in the catheterization laboratory at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.