Dr. Kathy Cook, MD

Dr. Kathy Cook, MD

Dermatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 62
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kathy Cook, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Ames, IA. She is 62 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

500 Main St Ste 113

Ames, IA 50010

Contact Information

(515) 232-3006

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Skin Infections
very high
more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Birthmark
  • Boil
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Lipomas
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shingles
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Infections
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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.


  • R J & Lucille Carver Coll Med Univ Of Ia
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • St Lukes/Presby Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Iowa Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Cook has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cook's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cook to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Cook's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Boone, Iowa |
Excellent Doctor and staff. Answers all questions and get to the point right away. Doesn't waste my time or her time in the office.
in Ames, IA |
My appointment was, as always, fast and thorough. Very pleased with all aspects of care.
Ames, IA |
Highly reccomend.
Monroe, IA |
I have always found her to be professional, but also friendly and caring. She takes the time to understand the problems or issues I may be having, and helps me understand the treatments and advice to deal with those issues.
in Ames, IA |
Thanks Dr Cook for the continued treatment of my stubborn hair loss
Williams |
Kathy is personable and easy to talk to. She listens to and addresses patients' concerns.
Ft Dodge, IA |
Easily got an appointment in Ankeny to get an opinion on a skin growth. Biopsied. Subsequently, was able to schedule a full body skin exam for the next day in Ames. Another questionable spot, another biopsy. Fully satisfied with exam, communication, advice and quick biopsy results (less than a week). I've already recommended this practice to others.
in Ames, IA |
I would recommend Dr. Cook to all my family & friends. She is very thorough and gave me several options for treatment of my skin. Her staff were friendly & attentive to my needs.
Woolstock, IA |
Dr Cook is very nice. She got me in and out quickly. So far so good - great office staff also!
Boone, IA |
I like Dr Cook for many reasons, but most importantly because she is very thorough and doesn't take a chance. I feel she has saved my life more than once.
in Des Moines, IA |
Very efficient, experienced dermatologist. She removed a lesion from my hand and numbed it expertly beforehand. Highly recommended.
Went in to get some weird bumps identified and not only did she identify them quickly, she also treated them at the same time! She's very knowledgeable and willing to explain what things are.
in Pleasant Hill, IA |
Nancy was the Dr. on staff and my experience was great! The staff is friendly and Nancy was wonderful with me and my needs. I will return for further care from her! Thank you Nancy! Best regards, Kimberly McFarland
in Ames, IA |
I had a full body skin exam and she is very good. She compares last years photos and really is in tune to any changes.
New York, NY |
By far the most thorough Dermatologist I have ever visited. Takes baseline pictures to compare to my prior visits. She is no nonsense which is fine with me.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Cook accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Cook has admitting privileges

Boone County Hospital
1015 Union St
Boone, IA 50036
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