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Dr. James Etzkorn, MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism •  Male • Age 72

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Dr. Etzkorn

James R Etzkorn, MD

2821 N Ballas Rd Ste 116 Saint Louis, MO 63131
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(314) 995-9718

Dr. James Etzkorn, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from St Louis U, School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

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Dr. Etzkorn accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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Cigna PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Dr. Etzkorn's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Thyroid Cancer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Etzkorn treats Thyroid Cancer more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Etzkorn treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Follicular Adenocarcinoma
  • Follicular Thyroid Cancer
  • Medullary Thyroid Cancer
  • Papillary Thyroid Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer, Anaplastic
  • Thyroid Cancer, Familial Medullary
  • Thyroid Cancer, Hurthle Cell
Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Etzkorn treats Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Etzkorn treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Etzkorn treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Etzkorn treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Etzkorn's conditions and procedures:

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Adrenal Incidentaloma
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Goiter
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hashimoto's Disease
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hyposmolality and Hyponatremia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Disease
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Retina Diseases
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Cyst
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroiditis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency

Dr. Etzkorn's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Etzkorn

2.8

Based on 30 reviews

5 Stars
36.666666666666664%
(11)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(5)
2 Stars
3.3333333333333335%
(1)
1 Star
43.333333333333336%
(13)

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I had to change endocrinologists due to insurance and scheduled with Dr Etzkorn on a friends recommendation. However this office is still not on EMR which is astounding from a patient safety perspective. Very difficult to schedule appointments. I have had scripts written with the incorrect dose and then had the office not work with my pharmacy to correct it. They are not helpful on the phone. They are not helpful getting labs ordered. I don’t know how somebody unversed in healthcare today manages to find good care with limited kind assistance from staff.
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Dr. Etzkorn is an exceptional endocrinologist, who worked diligently throughout my pregnancy to manage symptoms of hypocalcemia and prevent complications. I have seen 2 other endocrinologist in St. Louis and feel he is by far superior in patient care and disease management. I know my health is in trusted hands and am grateful for Dr. Etkorn's expertise.
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Went to over 10 years ago, very knowledgeable and informative! Had a huge goiter and I had my thyroid removed. I have tried to go back to Dr. Etzcorn but can't get past office secretary??She said he IS NOT taking any new patients, and I explained I wasn't a NEW patient-but she insisted I was because of the time that has passed! Very frustrating and wish I could get in to see him for follow up on medicine!
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One of the most knowledgeable endocrinologists! He doesn't beat around the bush and tell you what you want to hear. He tells you what you need to hear in order to take care of yourself. I guess some people don't like that but that is what makes a great doctor.
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He's such an amazing and thorough physician. He really listens and takes a genuine interest and concern for his patients health.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Etzkorn, MD is an endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism specialist in Saint Louis, MO and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from St Louis U, School Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism.

Specialties

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Board Certifications

  • Diabetes, Metabolism & Endocrinology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1978
Harvard University Hosp
Fellowship Hospital
1976
University St Louis Hosp
Residency Hospital
1974
University St Louis Hosp
Internship Hospital
1973
St Louis U, School Of Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Barnes Jewish Hospital

Saint Louis, MO

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Critical Care Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average