Dr. Richard Dobyns, MD
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Dr. Richard Dobyns, MD


Family Medicine | Male


Dr. Richard Dobyns, MD is a family medicine doctor who practices in Iowa City, IA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Dobyns is affiliated with University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

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Dr. Dobyns' Performance
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  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
in Iowa City |
Dr. Dobyns is simply the best doctor I have ever had or heard of. He has a combination of expertise, wit, and kindness that is exceptional. When my mother was dying, he spent considerable time on the phone with me telling me what to expect. This was all gratis. When other family members have had issues, he does not hesitate to provide expert input. One of the kindest people I have ever met. And he has addressed any medical issues I have had with expertise and wit. Ten Stars if I could.
Iowa City, IA |
Dr. Dobyns is research orientated, compassionate, and painstakingly through. He always follows up on serious issues, and he really seems to care about the practice of medicine and his patients. These are rare gifts! To add to it all, he is witty and always seems to be in a good mood. This is especially helpful because physicals and various tests are not fun. His personality helps alleviate the discomfort and awkwardness of being a patient.
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Dr. Dobyns' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Family Practice and Geriatric Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Family Practice
  • Geriatric Medicine

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  • Medical School

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Completed in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Family Medicine

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