Dr. Lauren McDowell-Jacobs, MD


General Surgery | Female

Dept Of Spec Care Gen Surg 1451 Yauger Rd Ste 2A Mount Vernon, OH 43050 Get Directions
Dr. Lauren McDowell-Jacobs, MD

Dr. Lauren McDowell-Jacobs, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Mount Vernon, OH. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. McDowell-Jacobs is affiliated with Knox Community Hospital.

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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
mt. vernon, OH |
I took my 85 year old mother to see Dr. McDowell-Jacobs on a referral from her primary provider. My parents and I waited 90 minutes passed our scheduled appointment to see the physician. The office staff was apologetic for the wait and offered us water. Dr. McDowell-Jacobs stormed into the room, did not apologize, and did not introduce herself. In my opinion she was disrespectful to my elderly mother. She was with us less than 10 minutes and no physical exam was done.
Gambier, OH |
So rude. She is abrupt and curt. Does not take the time to explain things. I went in for a cyst on my breast and she never even looked at it. She decided I needed surgery on my esophagus instead. Something called lap Nissan. Had nothing at all to do with why I came in to see her. She was ready to schedule this surgery that day without even giving me an endoscopy or any other pretests. Scary woman.
in Mount Vernon, OH |
Dr. McDowell-Jacobs was my surgeon, she was direct and to the point, but was also kind and understanding, she did a great job, i would defintely recommend her. I waited less than 15 minutes to get in for my appts. unless she had emergency surgery, but still got in quicker than expected. Her staff treated me great and were always considerate of my concerns.
Howard. Oh |
Nasty rude woman, thinks her time is more important than anyone else's. Treats people in the community terribly. Looks down on her patients and others. Will NEVER go back. The hospital needs to be aware of how she treats people.
in Mount Vernon, OH |
Spent less than 10 minutes with me as a new patient (after a 1 hour and 20 minute wait). Did not give me all the information regarding a procedure she wanted me to do which led to confusion in scheduling. Rude, short, did not listen to any concerns. Threw a small temper tantrum when I said I would like to see another doctor.
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Dr. McDowell-Jacobs' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in General Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

    What is medical malpractice
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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Aneurysm
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Fistula
  • Fracture
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Lipomas
  • Lung Cancer
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rib Fracture
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Thrombosis
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia


  • Medical School
    University of Miami / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Tennessee

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • General Surgery
  • Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Axillary Lymph Node Dissection
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Cystectomy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrotomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • 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)
  • Skin Grafts
  • Splenectomy and Splenorrhaphy
  • Stomach Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Umbilical or Ventral Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Wound Repair