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Dr. John Holtze, MD

Dermatology ·  Male · Age 68

Dr. Holtze

Iowa Clinic PC

1221 Pleasant St Ste 500 Des Moines, IA 50309

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Dr. John Holtze, MD is a dermatologist in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine and specializes in dermatology.


Dr. Holtze's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Holtze

2.7

Based on 27 reviews

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Had an appt to do a body scan for any concerning looking spots or moles and also look at my fingernails, which had changed in recent months. He was in and out of the room in less than 5 minutes. I don't feel like he really looked at my body and will be going to another dermatologist for another look. Waste of time. He then said my nails are fine as well. When I asked how you can tell (I wanted this for my own knowledge), he replied in a snarky manner, "How can I tell what kind of socks you're wearing? I just can." Then he turned and walked out. The nurse was nice and then said to me "Basically, he doesn't have any concerns." Well, what if I do?! He didn't take time to converse with me. He doesn't give patients the time or attention they deserve. I'll never step foot in his office again, and no one else should waste their time either. His office was easy to get an appointment with, and I assume it's because no one wants to go back after their 1st appt! BTW, I wasn't wearing socks! lol
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I had a great experience today. Dr. Holtze explained the process. Dr Holtze listened to my concerns and answered my questions. ??
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My wife & daughter went here today. I would not recommend him to anyone.
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Does excellent job of explaining what the problem is and what the best course of action is.
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I had a great experience in this office from beginning to the end. I had a sebaceous cyst that I had for many years that was bothering me. I made my appointment, they emailed me all the necessary documents, and I sent them back, then checked in when needed. I was there for about an hour in a half, he numbed me up, removed it, and stitched up my wound. He and his nurse was pleasant to talk to during the procedure and made me feel comfortable. I would highly recommend him, he knows his stuff.
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I just got back from this doctor. He came in, shook my hand and told me to take my glasses off and started looking at moles. The mole i was concerned about which had irregular borders said looks harmless. Didn’t even go a full body exam or ask question about my worries or my skin history. He was in and out of the room in about 2 mins. I left crying. Horrible experience.
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Asked him about mole and skin tag removal & about laser treatment for evening out skin tone. He said all those things were purely cosmetic and told me the way to make myself more attractive was to lose weight. I know I need to drop a few lbs but I wasn't there for a weight loss consultation, I was there for my skin!
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Least amount of time i have ever spent with a specialist on an initial visit. He examined moles i was concerned about. He biopsied two moles and prepared to leave.. I had to stop him to ask him to examine my entire body. Felt like he had some place else to be. 1 week later his staff told me that their IT team would not allow them to post lab result to the patient portal. I was told IT team didn't want patients mistakenly thinking they had cancer. IT giving advice on practicing medicine????
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He is excellent at finding a problem and taking care of it.
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I have never ever been to a dermatologist before, so I was giving him a full synopsis on the life of my skin, and right when I start he says "Alright. Can you lay back?" To shut me up. So he cut me off, and I ask him if he kmows why the irritation happened, he responds, "only he knows why." (Pointing up to god) I was requesting probable cause he didnt even give a guess, I was expecting a lifetime relationship, ultimately he didnt perscribe a thing, provided NO INFORMATION! Never go to this guy!!
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Biography

Dr. John Holtze, MD is a dermatologist in Des Moines, IA. He graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
McKennon Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Internship Hospital
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Medical School
Colorado College
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Holtze accepts the following insurance:

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American Republic
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UPMC Health Plan

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Dr. Holtze's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Athlete's Foot
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Dr. Holtze treats Athlete's Foot more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Holtze treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Skin Infections
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holtze treats Skin Infections more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Holtze treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Ringworm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Holtze treats Ringworm more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Holtze treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Holtze's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lice
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts

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