Dr. John Pennings, MD

Dr. John Pennings, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. John Pennings, MD is a general surgery specialist in Post Falls, ID and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1988 and specializes in general surgery.

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
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Ventral Hernia
very high
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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1  Specialties

  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

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46  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

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pennings to family and friends
22 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (8)

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 (7)

We had very close friends visiting us from Denmark. Michael arrived at our house in very serious condition with a perforated appendix. Michael's condition was very dire. Luckily Dr. Pennings was on call and performed emergency surgery in the middle of the night. Dr. Pennings literally saved...more
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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.
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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