Dr. Teri S. Formanek, MD

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Dr. Teri S. Formanek, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 12499 University Ave Ste 210, Clive, IA 50325 Get Directions
(515) 440-2676

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Dr. Formanek specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Clive, IA. He practices at 1 location.

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based on 19 total surveys (4 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in West Des Moines, IA |
Dr. Formanek is the best. Great patient/Dr. relationship. Listens to my problem and did a great job fixing my pain in my hand.
in Norwalk, IA |
Can't believe the work he did on my hand... I went from very little use to full mobility... He changed my life.
Des Moines Iowa |
Total jerk... He was even rude to his staff.
in Des Moines, IA |
Did a great job repairing my distal bicep tendon.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

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

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Creighton Nebr Health Found

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Brigham and Womens Hospital Harvard University

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Northern Iowa

    Graduated in 1982

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • Malpractice claims in Iowa not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Formanek's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients