Dr. Valerie Kounkel, DO

Dr. Valerie Kounkel, DO

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Valerie Kounkel, DO is an ophthalmology specialist in West Des Moines, IA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995 and specializes in ophthalmology.

2101 Westown Pkwy

West Des Moines, IA 50265

Contact Information

(515) 225-2566

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • 19 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kounkel performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Presbyopia
very high
more than 93% of peers
Floaters
very high
more than 89% of peers
Glaucoma
high
more than 75% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Hyphema
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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10  Procedures

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • LASIK
  • Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK)
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Sutureless Cataract Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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

  • Morningside College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
  • At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Horizon health system/Riverside Osteopathic Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Ohio University/doctors Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Faoco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kounkel has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kounkel's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kounkel to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

  • 5
    (5)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kounkel's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Kounkel is very clear in her explanations and detailed in her exams.
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