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Dr. Eric Temple, DPM

Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery ·  Male

Dr. Temple

The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

5950 University Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Dr. Eric Temple, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Des Moines University and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery and podiatric surgery.


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Dr. Temple accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Temple's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Plantar Fasciitis
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Dr. Temple treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Temple treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Foot Conditions
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very high

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Dr. Temple treats Foot Conditions more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Temple treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Nail Avulsion and Excision
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Temple performs Nail Avulsion and Excision more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Temple performs this procedure more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Temple's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot

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Biography

Dr. Eric Temple, DPM is a podiatric foot & ankle surgery specialist in West Des Moines, IA. He graduated from Des Moines University and specializes in podiatric foot & ankle surgery and podiatric surgery.

Specialties

  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

Education

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Des Moines University
Medical School
Luther College
Undergraduate School

Dr. Temple's Reviews

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Dr. Temple explains things in a way that I can understand. He is compassionate, and I always leave feeling like I was heard.
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Dr. Temple was my surgeon for my toe surgery and I couldn't be more thrilled with all aspects of my experience with him. He fit me in on a tight schedule, he was professional yet very personable and I felt like he genuinely cared about me and my recovery. Since then I've had several questions and he's been helpful and prompt in getting back to me. I hope I never need a podiatrist again, but if I do, I'll never go to anyone else.
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Dr. Temple is exactly what a medical professional should be: kind, knowledgeable, caring, and focused on the best outcome for the patient. I broke my foot at an inopportune time (is there an opportune time?) and was panicking. He calmly explained the options and why he was recommending the treatment that he was. He was also concerned about the amount of pain I was experiencing in addition to a small cut on my foot from the same accident. The follow-up visits were the same high level of expertise
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I first saw Dr Temple 2 yrs ago and had planters fasciitis so bad in both of my feet that I could hardly walk. Dr Temple gave me a shot in both feet and it cleared it right up! Now 2 yrs later I've had a return of it in 1 foot - have had another shot and the meds and it's working again. Dr Temple was very knowledgeable and he and his staff were polite and professional. His office gets a poor mark for urgent appntmnts as they won't let you see anyone but him irregardless of urgency.
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Dr. Temple seems to be nice, but that is as far as it goes. I have been in pain for 5 months now and he kept telling me, let's give it a few more weeks.
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Waiting time is horrible...staff are not responsible and where is the smile ? they dont bother to greet you , neither they talk to you. Why do you even hire a nurse and receptionist who does not want to speak or who cannot smile. they are fit to jail wardens not as hospital staff. well the only thing i am happy about is the doctor. no complains about him , but he needs to change his staff or at least lesson them.
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They were very rushed and very rude. Didn't bother to check my blood pressure that is off the chart. Talked about the worse possible scenarios instead of the positives and didn't wanna listen to what I had to say. My work pays disability pay and they didn't wanna fill out the paperwork for up to a week
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Dr. Temple is a great doctor, and I would highly recommend him.
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Dr.Temple saw our 8 year old daughter for an ingrown toenail. He was very accommodating with our schedule and very good with her during the procedure. I was highly recommend!
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The nurse was rude and didn't seem to care about why we were there. She checked the BP and it was abrnomal on the machine but she shrugged it off and didn't bother to double check it manually. The doctor pretty much blew us off. He spent very little time listening or examining and seemed in a hurry. Will be asking our PCP for a different referral.
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Dr. Temple examined my foot, told me my options and the facts involved, was very knowledgeable, and did not influence my decision whatsoever. I chose to have the surgery. He did the surgery and I have seen him for follow-up visits. He has been very compassionate and takes time for questions. I would definitely recommend him.
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I will never go back to him. He told me my pain was in my head. I went to another Dr and they listened to me and helped me get better. Very unprofessional in this situation.
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