Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

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General Surgery  |  
Female  |  
47 y/o
11 reviews

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I am originally from Maryland, but came to California for medical school and never left. I completed my Medical School and Residency at Loma Linda University in Southern California and, while there, was selected to serve as Chief Resident, by my fellow residents. From there, I went onto a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center. I enjoy being a surgeon because I like to make people feel better and get them back to their normal routine quickly. Thus, when possible, most of my surgeries are done with minimally invasive techniques that decrease hospital length of stay, result in less pain and provide a quicker recovery. I have been with Mercy Medical Group for 12 years and currently serve as the Chief of Surgery at Mercy San Juan, a position I am most proud of because it requires an election by your peers. In addition, I serve as the Cancer Liaison for the hospital, and attend quarterly Regional Oncology meetings to discuss quality measures and cancer care for our oncology patients. I work closely with our highly skilled oncologists, radiation oncologists, and amazing Nurse Navigators to provide a team approach to cancer care. We strive to offer a positive patient experience and to ensure the patient that they are not alone. On a personal note, I met my husband while studying abroad in England and have been married for 25 wonderful years and counting. I am passionate about raising breast cancer awareness and am a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. One of my favorite activities is hosting our Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tea, we are preparing to host our 13th Annual Tea. It is wonderful to see so many fantastic women sharing their stories of strength. In addition to planning for the next Tea, I also enjoy dancing, skiing, golfing, and traveling with husband. ...See Less

Mercy Medical Group

6555 Coyle Ave

Carmichael, CA 95608
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Care Philosophy

I want to make a difference in people's life, make them feel whole again, and get them back in their normal routine, pain free, with a speedy recovery.  Our team understands there is no convenient time for a hernia repair, gallbladder or appendix removal, or a breast or colon cancer diagnosis. These conditions can upset your world, but we are here as a team to help you through the process, to take care of you, and to provide minimal disruption in your life. 

 

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Dr. Jakobsen's Experience

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Dr. Jakobsen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • Board certified in Critical Care Surgery and General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anal Fissure
  • Appendicitis
  • Basal Type Breast Cancer
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Duct Papilloma
  • Breast Fibroadenoma
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Gallstones
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Lipomas
  • Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colorectal Surgery, Robotic-Assisted
  • Distal Pancreatectomy
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery, Laproscopic
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hepatectomy
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Liver Resection, Partial
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mammosite Catheter Insertion
  • Mastectomy
  • Melanoma Removal
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Muscle Biopsy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Splenectomy
  • Surgery, Robotic Assisted
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Temporal Artery Biopsy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • da Vinci® Colectomy
  • da Vinci® Gallbladder Removal
  • da Vinci® Robotic Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Rollins College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Loma Linda University Med Center-General Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Orlando Regional Medical Center-Surgical Critical Care
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jakobsen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Mercy San Juan Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Jakobsen is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Jakobsen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jakobsen to family and friends
3.9
based on 11 total surveys (1 with a review)
Dr. Jakobsen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (1)
in Citrus Heights, CA |
very friendly and makes you feel very comfortable with the procedure you are about to have. she is very confident and professional. I had navel hernia surgery and had minor pain and feel very comfortable with her work thank you DR Jakobsen
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Dr. Jakobsen accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
    Interplan Health Group
  • MultiPlan
  • Networks By Design
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Western Health Advantage

Hospitals where Dr. Jakobsen has admitting privileges

Mercy San Juan Medical Center
6501 Coyle Ave
Carmichael, CA 95608
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Mercy Hospital of Folsom
1650 Creekside Dr
Folsom, CA 95630
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