Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD
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Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD


Rheumatology | Female


Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Urbandale, IA. She is 56 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Jacobi is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

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Patient Reviews (7)
in Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Jacobi has been wonderful in the frustrating process of getting a definitive diagnosis (seronegative RA). She always takes her time with me, listens to my concerns & questions & gives me many options & a say in my treatment regimen. She has recognized my frustration with this illness & is empathetic & compassionate. I couldn't have gotten through this without her. I highly recommend Dr. Jacobi.
in West Des Moines, IA |
This is by far the worst doctor I have met. She treats people like trash. Has no interest in hearing your questions, concerns, or opinion. She is always on a hurry and so detach is like her body is there but her mind is somewhere else. If you need a Dr please find someone else don't waste your time with her!!! You will have more empathy from a rock than from her.
Grimes, IA |
I asked if she thought I'd get back to work,response, I don't have a crystal ball. When I cried she asked what's happening here?I have ra & my life felt like it was falling apart. She wanted my dr. To give me me the shingles shot after being on prednisone. (nearly4mo.) Sick nearly 3 weeks& no communication about it.
Urbandale, IA |
Dr Jacobi does not seem to like to be asked any questions and, in my opinion, demonstrates defensiveness and even some hostility when questions are asked. The type of questions I am referring to are basic ones to help with my comprehension of my condition and not of the nature of challenging the Dr's judgment. Also sometimes I feel that appointments are rushed and I do not feel any benefit as a result. On another note, the lab people have always been very friendly and efficient.
in Des Moines, IA |
She was very nice, kind and caring. Took the time to listen and discuss my problem and was informative. Told me step by step what was going to happen next. Very friendly atmosphere...from waiting room to Doctor to lab to scheduling.
in Des Moines, IA |
She was rude, did not listen to my concerns/issues, under minded my opinion/circumstances. I had lab results that needed addressed, had to call twicw to get my results over the phone and still have not recieved my written results, called twice and has been over a month. Never again!
in Pella, IA |
I'd give no stars if it was an option. The Iowa Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center specifically Dr. Susan Jacobi is by far the worst experience I've ever had. I was in the room 2 hours and she spent no more than 10 minutes with me because she kept walking out. She will not give me the medication I have a referral for. She says go back to Mayo She treated me like she knew my body and I didn't. How does this woman still practice medicine?!
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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
  •  Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Washington University

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate