Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD
Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Urbandale, IA. She is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Jacobi is affiliated with Grinnell Regional Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines.

8421 Plum Dr

Urbandale, IA 50322

Contact Information

(515) 270-7222

Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD

Dr. Susan Jacobi, MD

Accepted insurance

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

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

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
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Washington University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacobi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacobi's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacobi to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Jacobi's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in West Des Moines, IA |
Delightful, saw Dr. Jacobi with and for my Mom today. She was just perfect. Listened to the difficult time my Mom was having, consulted with us on the options. Performed a shot and adjusted prescriptions. Surprised after reading the reviews. 5 star.
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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Dr. Jacobi accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Health Net POS
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • PHCS
    PHCS Par-Multi Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Behavioral Health
    United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Hospitals where Dr. Jacobi has admitting privileges

Grinnell Regional Medical Center
210 4th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
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Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
1111 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
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