Dr. Jean Spencer, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
(4)
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Dr. Jean Spencer, MD
Dr. Jean Spencer, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

6000 University Ave Ste 210

West Des Moines, IA 50266

Contact Information

(515) 222-1180

Dr. Jean Spencer, MD

Dr. Jean Spencer, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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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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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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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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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spencer to family and friends
3.0
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Spencer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Des Moines, IA |
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 rude when it is called to their attention. I was told directly that no effort will be made to change this. So, wait a month to get an appointment, show up on time and expect to spend too much time.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Spencer accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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