Dr. Jean Spencer, MD

Dr. Jean Spencer, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Jean Spencer, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1981 and specializes in ophthalmology.

6000 University Ave Ste 210

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 222-1180

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Esotropia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Exotropia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

48  Conditions Treated

  • Alternating Hyperphoria
  • Anisocoria
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Blepharitis
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Leucocoria
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Monofixation Syndrome
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis

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7  Procedures

  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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

  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • University Ia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Childrens Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Il Medical Center At Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spencer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spencer's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spencer to family and friends
5 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
    (2)

Dr. Spencer's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Spencer has been our son's eye surgeon/doctor since our son was 5 days old. He is now 20. Dr. Spencer is highly trained, highly competent & first and foremost concerned with providing the best care for her patients. She has always been personable, kind & caring to our son, her patient. She...more
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Unfortunately Dr Spencer has a near monopoly in the area for her speciality, and her office uses that as an excuse to expect patients to wait ridiculous amounts of time both to get an appointment, as well as during appointments. They do not see their patients and families' time as valuable and are...more
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