Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

General Surgery •  Female • Age 50
  
Dr. Jakobsen
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

1730 Prairie City Rd # 120 Folsom, CA 95630

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(916) 351-4800

Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Folsom, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Jakobsen has more experience with Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery, Breast Surgery, and Gastric Surgery than other specialists in her area. She graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine medical school in 1996. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital Of Folsom and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jakobsen to book an appointment.


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    Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ See hospitals
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(916) 351-4800

Dr. Jakobsen accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
Health Net
Health Payors Organization
Health Payors Organization PPO
HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group
Interplan Health Group PPO
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Managed Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Joint Benefit Trust
Joint Benefit Trust PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage
York Risk Services
York Risk Services PPO

Background Check

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Practice Areas

Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery

This subspecialty of general surgery treats a variety of conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, gallbladder and spleen through procedures including liver resection, gallbladder removal, and the Whipple procedure.Compare with other Liver/Pancreas/Gallbadder/Spleen Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gallbladder Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Gallbladder Removal more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Breast Surgery

Breast surgery includes breast augmentation and breast reduction, which can be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, as well as breast reconstruction following mastectomy.Compare with other Breast Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Mastectomy
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Mastectomy more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 87% of their peers

Excision of Breast Tumor
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Excision of Breast Tumor more than 77% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 77% of their peers

Breast Reduction
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Breast Reduction more than 43% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 43% of their peers

Gastric Surgery

Gastric surgery, also known as gastric bypass surgery, is a type of bariatric surgery that can help obese patients achieve significant weight loss by diverting food past the first section of the small intestine.Compare with other Gastric Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 59% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic more than 84% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 84% of their peers

Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 72% of their peers

Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open more than 63% of their peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 63% of their peers

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Dr. Jakobsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Embolectomy, Thrombectomy, or Vessel Exploration
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy With Robotic Assistance
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Restrictive With Partial Gastrectomy or Jejunojejunostomy
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Open Tumor Ablation, Liver
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Total Splenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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VERY,VERY NICE DOCTOR. RECOMENDED
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GALINA ZNAKOVSKY – Jan 21, 2020
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Dr. Jakobsen is an excellent doctor. She always spent the appropriate time answering all my questions and putting my fears to rest. She is highly esteemed amongst her colleagues whenever I mention she's my surgeon.
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Nov 08, 2019
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Excellent . I felt welcomed,she was authentic,professional,I was totally at ease,felt safe,knew I was in the best hands.The procedure went without complications ,I was amazed.Dr Jacobsen is my go-to surgeon,took care of my teenage daughter 15 years ago,and now me, also the number 1 surgeon of my friends ,mostly nurses,who does a lot of research before we allow anyone to touch us.
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Martie Basson – Oct 11, 2019
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My experience was not great at all I had concerns and felt like I was dismissed and treated poorly. I will not go back.
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CA – Mar 08, 2019
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No heart , does not care about patients??
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Ann in CA – Mar 04, 2019
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I love Dr. Jakobsen. Having a breast cancer diagnosis is a hard thing but then to be told by my provider that it would be 2 months before I could get in to see a surgeon was devasting. A friend recommended Dr. Jakobsen, from Dignity Health Mercy, and she got me in and in surgery within 2 weeks. She’s so personable, kind, and an expert in her field. I feel so lucky to have had her and all my Oncology team. Would go to her for any surgeries I may need.
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Eve Strassburg in Elk Grove, Ca – Apr 17, 2018
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Dr. Jakobsen is an outstanding doctor with exceptional knowledge in her field. She performed Stage 1 breast cancer surgery on me five years ago and I have been doing fine ever since. Here kindness and winning personality is something you do not see in doctors all of the time, and I appreciate her more every time I walk into her office.
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Nancy Rogers in Gold River, CA – Sep 12, 2017
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Dr Jakobsen is awesome. I just had major surgery last Thursday and jave not had any need for pain meds. This is my second surgery by Dr Jakobsen and she is exceptional. Super personality, understanding, confident, but most of all compassionate! No lack of trust for her competence, she is so knowledgeable and just truly amazing!
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Nadine in Rocklin CA – Aug 09, 2017
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Best doctor ever! Love her!
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Stacia in Citrus Heights – Aug 01, 2017
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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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About Me

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 appendi...

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Surgery
  • General Surgery

Education

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

Awards

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  • Does Dr. Jakobsen have free onsite parking?

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  • Does Dr. Jakobsen offer weekend visits?

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  • Does Dr. Jakobsen offer evening visits?

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Folsom- Specialty Care1730 Prairie City Rd # 120 Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy Hospital Of Folsom

Folsom, CA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Woodland Memorial Hospital

Woodland, CA

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average