Dr. Paula Beckwith, MD

Dr. Paula Beckwith, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 60
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Dr. Paula Beckwith, MD is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 28 years. She graduated from Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1984 and specializes in colon & rectal surgery.

1212 Pleasant St Ste 211

Des Moines, IA 50309

Contact Information

(515) 283-1541

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • 8 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Beckwith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Intestinal Obstruction
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colectomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Colorectal Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Beckwith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

24  Conditions Treated

19  Procedures

  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • 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)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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Education

  • Roy J Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Ia Meth Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Beckwith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Beckwith's Reviews

4.6
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beckwith to family and friends
10 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Beckwith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Pleasant, professional, through, fast, one of the best.
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I was referred to Dr. Beckwith by my physician. I immediately felt comfortable with the subject. (prolapsed rectum). Her explanations were very clear and understandable. She portrayed a very concerned, thoughtful person. I personally liked her and am sure she is an excellent surgeon, although...more
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