Dr. Gregory Hicklin, MD

Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(4)
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Dr. Gregory Hicklin, MD
Life Long Hawkeye

5950 University Ave Ste 131

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 875-9550

Dr. Gregory Hicklin, MD

Dr. Gregory Hicklin, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Care Philosophy

Listen to patient and collaborate on therapeutic plan
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Dr. Hicklin's Experience

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Dr. Hicklin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pulmonology
  • Board certified in Critical Care Medicine, Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
2

Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
3

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Eosinophilia
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoprovocation Test
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Central Line Insertion
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • U Iowa Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hicklin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hicklin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hicklin to family and friends
3.5
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Hicklin Says:

I have prescribed Xyrem once for sleep problems and cataplexy related to Narcolepsy  Never for nocturia

Dr. Hicklin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Des Moines, IA |
I was being treated for nocturia. He wasn't too interested in spending any more time with me than necessary in my office visits. The main thing that bothered me was that he prescribed for me a drug (Xyrem) that I later found out should have been prescribed only as a last resort, after traditional drugs had been tried without success. Xyrem caused me to have dangerously high blood pressure. This went on for several days before it was discovered by a doctor at my own medical clinic.
Never prescribed for this indication Only one patient on Xyrem for sleep disruption and cataplexy due to narcolepsy I do not treat Nocturia
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Hicklin has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Iowa Lutheran Hospital
700 E University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
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Boone County Hospital
1015 Union St
Boone, IA 50036
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Skiff Medical Center
204 N 4th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208
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