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Dr. John Pennings, MD

General Surgery ·  Male · Age 61

Dr. Pennings

Minimal Invasive Surgery NW

750 N Syringa St Ste 205 Post Falls, ID 83854

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Dr. John Pennings, MD is a general surgery specialist in Post Falls, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1988 and specializes in general surgery.


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(208) 415-0151

Dr. Pennings accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
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Dr. Pennings' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Esophageal Surgery
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennings performs Esophageal Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pennings performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennings treats Abdominal Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pennings treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pennings treats Abdominal Disorders more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pennings treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pennings' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colectomy
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • 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)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Femoral Hernia Repair, Open
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Fracture
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastrectomy
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery, Laparoscopic
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrotomy
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hernia Repair
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Splenectomy
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Vagotomy
  • Varicose Vein Procedure
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Wound Repair

About Me

Biography

Dr. John Pennings, MD is a general surgery specialist in Post Falls, ID and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from University Of Minnesota Medical School in 1988 and specializes in general surgery.

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

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Dr. Pennings' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pennings

3.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
34.78260869565217%
(8)

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Dr Pennings was on call when my husband came in with a life threatening condition. He did emergency surgery which saved my husband's life. He needs another different surgery in a few days and we have picked Dr Pennings to perform this one also. Highly recommend him. Great bedside manners. Takes the time to listen and reacts appropriately.
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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 Michael's life that night. Michael had to stay in the hospital for nine days and had amazing care by Dr Pennings and his staff.
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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 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.
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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 pain as with all have met, trust him completely.
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Seems more concerned about money than patient care. Spends almost no time with you and seems annoyed if you want to ask questions.
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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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