Dr. Steven Adelman, DO

Neurology  |  
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Age 65
(25)
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Dr. Steven Adelman, DO
Dr. Steven Adelman, DO is a neurology doctor who practices in Des Moines, IA. He is 65 years old and has been practicing for 40 years. Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

Des Moines

1111 6th Ave # A100

Des Moines, IA 50314

Contact Information

(515) 358-0011

Dr. Steven Adelman, DO

Dr. Steven Adelman, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • PHCS
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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Dr. Adelman's Experience

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Dr. Adelman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Adult Neurology
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
78

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

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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

  • Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Grandview Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • Mt Sinai
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Adelman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Adelman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Adelman to family and friends
1.7
based on 25 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Adelman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    POOR
  • Answers Questions
    POOR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Johnston, IA |
My husband saw him after his doctor referred him to Adelman who acted "put out" by having to see him. He said there's nothing wrong with him. Those comments haunted my husband for two years in DSM-all the other crappy neurologists in DSM dismissed him, due to his notes! Adelman kicked us out of another appt when I begged him to help us. THEN, MY HUSBAND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ALS IN CHICAGO!! HE HAS NO BUSINESS BEING IN DIRECT CONTACT WITH PATIENTS! Mercy will get sued due to his incompeteny!!
West Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Adelman was the most unprofessional, rude, arrogant physician that I have ever come in contact with. He did absolutely nothing to help figure out a diagnosis and was quickly on his way. i will never, ever see him again and would recommend seeing anyone, but him. I can't believe a quality practice like Mercy Neurology allows him to continue as a physician in their system. Don't waste your time with this one.
Urbandale, IA |
Rude, got mad because he thought I was to controversial, because I asked for a diagnosis! Lied when I said he had not diagnosed her. Raised he's voice at me several time.would not recommend to anyone!
Schaller, IA |
Although I am not impressed with his bedside manner, I found him to be very knowledgeable. He gave a Rx that completely solved my condition. He was thorough in the explanation on how to use the medicine and how to wean off of it. I would recommend him to friends.
in Iowa |
There is a reason his rating is a 2. After seeing Dr. Adelman I no longer want to see any doctors at all. I'd rather fly to South America and see a shaman. He argumentatively dismissed all my symptoms as psychological before performing any tests at all other than pushing on my arms and wouldn't even listen to the issues I was concerned with. I wasn't having any overt psychological problems that wasn't directly related to my physical symptoms before but I definitely am now. I am traumatized!
in des moines |
not helpful, not caring, dismisses complaints, does not address concerns. Basically sees pt just enough to send bill, but does not want to help any problem.
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Dr. Adelman accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Adelman has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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