Dr. John Pennings, MD

Dr. John Pennings, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(21)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Pennings, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Post Falls, ID. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Pennings is affiliated with Northwest Specialty Hospital and Kootenai Health.

750 N Syringa St Ste 205

Post Falls, ID 83854

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Ventral Hernia
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more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • General Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Fracture
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

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

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Emanuel Hospital and Health Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Emanuel Kaiser Integrated
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Legacy Health Sys and Oreg Health Scis University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pennings has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pennings' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pennings to family and friends
3.2
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Pennings' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Coeur D Alene, ID |
Dr.Pennings was able to diagnose and fix a long-term problem overlooked by previous GP and Gastroenterologist. Explained condition and procedures to my satisfaction.
in Coeur d'Alene, ID |
When it comes to health care for me or my family, of course, I hope for the best care possible. We are fortunate to have Dr. Pennings practicing in the greater Coeur d'Alene/Post Falls area. A highly qualified surgeon, Dr. Pennings and his staff provide exceptional care in a professional, yet personable and empathetic environment. Even in the most difficult of situations, I have found Dr. Pennings to be caring and thorough and I am grateful to have him in our medical community.
in Spirit lake, id |
Dr Pennings was friendly and helpful, however they charged double what I was told and the procedure caused more harm than good. There was no follow up on my condition, only billing.
in Post Falls, ID |
Saw the doctor for unknown bleeding and they were all great. The doctor sat for a long time to visit and explain instead of the rush 15 minute appointment times. It was so nice as have seen many doctors in my life and he was a first to take time in a relaxed visit. Plan to go back for a unrelated pain as with all have met, trust him completely.
coeur d alene, id |
Seems more concerned about money than patient care. Spends almost no time with you and seems annoyed if you want to ask questions.
in Post Falls, ID |
I had hernia surgery last april,2015.My insurance paid for the majority of my surgery and I paid quite a bit up front the morning of my procedure.I have had complications ever since my surgery and went back to get injections in my scar area which helped for about three weeks.I was behind in my payments to the Doctors office by a couple of months and when I tried to make an appointment to find out why I was still in pain,the office staff refused to schedule me until I made a payment.WOW!
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Dr. Pennings accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core

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Hospitals where Dr. Pennings has admitting privileges

Northwest Specialty Hospital
1593 E Polston Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
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Kootenai Health
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
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