Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

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Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD is a General Surgery Specialist in Folsom, CA. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital Of Folsom and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jakobsen to book an appointment.

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Mercy Medical Group

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(916) 306-7951
Mercy Medical Group - Folsom1730 Prairie City Rd Ste 120 Folsom, CA 95630
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Mercy Medical Group

New Patient?
(916) 306-7951
Folsom-Specialty Care1730 Prairie City Rd Ste 120 Folsom, CA 95630
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Jakobsen is affiliated with Mercy Hospital Of Folsom Folsom, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Jakobsen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jakobsen

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Dr. Jakobsen is the BEST Surgeon, she provides superb patient care and is very dedicated to her work. I would highly recommend anyone to see her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 21, 2021
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My PCP sent a urgent referral to see this doctor... I called her office to make an appointment since I had not heard from anyone and I was told the doctor had replied "no thank you" to my referral. What does that even mean? No explanation- just "no to thank you". I'll be sure to mention to all my family, friends and co-workers how polite she was to say "no thank you" to my referral. I guess my PCP was wrong and I don't need to be seen by general surgery. This doctor knows better without even assessing me.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Aug 17, 2021
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VERY,VERY NICE DOCTOR. RECOMENDED
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GALINA ZNAKOVSKY – Jan 21, 2020
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
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Martie Basson – Oct 11, 2019
My experience was not great at all I had concerns and felt like I was dismissed and treated poorly. I will not go back.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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CA – Mar 08, 2019
No heart , does not care about patients??
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Ann in CA – Mar 04, 2019
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Eve Strassburg in Elk Grove, Ca – Apr 17, 2018
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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nancy Rogers in Gold River, CA – Sep 12, 2017
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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Nadine in Rocklin CA – Aug 09, 2017
Best doctor ever! Love her!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Stacia in Citrus Heights – Aug 01, 2017
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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Randy Kashow in Citrus Heights, CA – Apr 12, 2016

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Jakobsen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Incisional Hernia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen treats Incisional Hernia more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen performs Appendectomy, Laparoscopic more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen performs this procedure more than 97% of her peers

Appendicitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jakobsen treats Appendicitis more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Jakobsen treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Appendicitis
  • Chronic Appendicitis
  • Parasitic Appendicitis

Dr. Jakobsen's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bowel Infarction
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Anoscopy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendicitis
  • Arteriovenous Fistula Repair
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Bone Cancer
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Open
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic or Paraesophageal Hernia Repair With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Open Gastric Restrictive Procedure
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Disease
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Renal Transplant and Nephrectomy
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Grafts
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Tumor Removal
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

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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
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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
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
CorVel
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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
Networks By Design
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Western Health Advantage
York Risk Services
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About Me

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. ...Read more

Biography

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...Read more

Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Surgery
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Trauma 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
Rollins College
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD?

Call (916) 306-7951 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Jakobsen's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jakobsen frequently treats Incisional Hernia, Appendectomy, Laparoscopic, and Appendicitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jakobsen treats.

Where is Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD's office located?

Dr. Jakobsen's office is located at 1730 Prairie City Rd Ste 120, Folsom, CA 95630. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Jakobsen has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Jakobsen is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Mercy Hospital Of Folsom

Folsom, CA

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Woodland Memorial Hospital

Woodland, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average