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Dr. Laura Dakovich, DO

Gastroenterology ·  Female · Age 48

Dr. Dakovich

The Iowa Clinic West Des Moines Campus

5950 University Ave West Des Moines, IA 50266

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Dr. Laura Dakovich, DO is a gastroenterology specialist in West Des Moines, IA. She graduated from Des Moines University and specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Dakovich accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Dakovich's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dakovich treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 90% of her peers

Dr. Dakovich treats this condition more than 90% of her peers

Duodenal Ulcer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dakovich treats Duodenal Ulcer more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Dakovich treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Crohn's Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dakovich treats Crohn's Disease more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Dakovich treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Dakovich's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pinworm
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Dakovich's Reviews

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Dr Dakovich is very intelligent and listens to the concerns of her patients. She is also quite personable and funny. I went to her after a 7 year absence and she remembered me right away. We discussed treatment and testing options and agreed on what was best for me, my pocketbook and my health. She is very conscious of how much medications cost and wants to do what is best for her patients. I would recommend her to everyone with GI issues. Her partners are very good as well.
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I am switching doctors because doctor Dakovich is rude and doesn't listen to her patients... I'm in the process of switching and they won't refer me any where and are making it extremely difficult just to get my records. Not only that but the nurses on the phone on rude as well. I'm very disappointed! Hands down the worst doctor I have ever seen! I have Crohn's disease and wouldn't trust her treating a stuffed doll let alone me.. seriously would recommend going to another clinic!!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Laura Dakovich, DO is a gastroenterology specialist in West Des Moines, IA. She graduated from Des Moines University and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

St. John Oakland Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Residency Hospital
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
Des Moines University
Medical School
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)