Dr. Paula Beckwith, MD

Dr. Paula Beckwith, MD

Colon & Rectal Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 59
(10)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Paula Beckwith, MD is a colon & rectal surgery doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. She is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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

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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

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Specialties

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery
2

Board Certifications

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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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

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beckwith to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
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)
in West Des Moines Iowa |
Pleasant, professional, through, fast, one of the best.
in Urandale, ia |
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 I have not yet had surgery.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Beckwith accepts 17 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • 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
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • HAP Insurance
    Health Alliance PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medico
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Alliance Select

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Hospitals where Dr. Beckwith has admitting privileges

Iowa Methodist Medical Center
1200 Pleasant St
Des Moines, IA 50309
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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