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Dr. Pamela Nerheim, MD

Cardiology ·  Female · Age 61

Dr. Nerheim

Methodist Medical Center Plaza II

1215 Pleasant St Ste 206 Des Moines, IA 50309

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(515) 241-5743


Dr. Pamela Nerheim, MD is a cardiology specialist in Des Moines, IA. She graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine and specializes in cardiology and clinical cardiac electrophysiology.


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Dr. Nerheim accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
American Republic
Assurant Health
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
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Pekin Insurance
Principal Life
State Farm
Thrivent Financial
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

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Dr. Nerheim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hypotension
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nerheim treats Hypotension more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Nerheim treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Chronic Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
Heart Disease
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nerheim treats Heart Disease more than 89% of her peers

Dr. Nerheim treats this condition more than 89% of her peers

Congestive Heart Failure
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nerheim treats Congestive Heart Failure more than 77% of her peers

Dr. Nerheim treats this condition more than 77% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Congestive Heart Failure, Left-Sided
  • Congestive Heart Failure, Right-Sided

Dr. Nerheim's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Nerheim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Nerheim

2.5

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
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(4)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(2)
1 Star
50%
(6)

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I found Dr. Nerheim to be very straightforward, knowledgeable, had clearly reviewed my medical records, and personable.
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Dr. Nerheim gets 1 star for ordering the appropriate tests. She lacks elsewhere. I explained to her my issues gaining/maintaining my weight my whole life. The morning of my appt I was rushed getting my kids fed/ready & grabbed a quick cheese stick and granola bar for myself. Dr. Nerheim wrote “claims she can’t gain weight but only had cheese stick for breakfast.” -as if that particular morning reflected my whole life. Unprofessional appearance- hair so greasy I could have fried an egg.
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She's what I want in a physician. She truly cares about her patients deeply.
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Dr Nerheim had terrible bedside manners and her jokes about heart failure were disgusting. She is also full of herself and walked into the room spewing solutions before she even reviewed the case. Spent 4 days in the hospital and left with no specific answers or specific plan of attack because she didnt care about our questions and the condition has not improved. Go to someone else!
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Responsive to questions, puts me at ease, funny, and explains all my questions clearly
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About Me

Biography

Pamela Nerheim, MD, FACC, FHRS is the medical director of the heart failure programs at The Iowa Clinic and at Unity Point Des Moines.  She established the Iowa Clinic Cardio-Oncology Center in 2014 after realizing the increasing need for t...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Cardiology)
Fellowship Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Electrophysiology)
Fellowship Hospital
University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics (Internal Medicine)
Internship Hospital
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Medical School
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)