Dr. John Zittergruen, DO


Family Medicine | Male

Unity Point Physicians Des Mon 6010 Mills Civic Pkwy Ste 200 West Des Moines, IA 50266 Get Directions
Dr. John Zittergruen, DO
Dr. John Zittergruen, DO is a family medicine doctor who practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Zittergruen is affiliated with Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines and Iowa Lutheran Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in West Des Moines, Iowa |
The best dr hands down. He is the only dr that listens to how I feel and takes into account everybody has different needs. I suffer from MS which can be a struggle day and out. He has worked to help me cope with my MS fatigue and depression. Great patient/DR relationship is the most important aspect of medicine.
Des Moines, IA |
I've been seeing Dr. Z for over 20 years and he's always taken the time to ensure all of my questions have been answered.
in Des Moines, IA |
I have been a patient with Dr. Z for 20 years. I like that he prescribes lower dose medications to start and then works up to stronger as needed. Also Dr. Z believes in holistic remedies, a "if it works do it" kind of attitude.
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Dr. Zittergruen's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Family Practice

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  • Medical School
    Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Central Ia Health Sys/Ia Luthera

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

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