Mercy Brain and Spine Center

Physiatrists, Neurological Surgeons, General Surgeons, Vascular Surgeons

  • 1111 6th Ave Des Moines, IA 50314-2613 (515) 358-0100

Doctors in Mercy Brain and Spine Center

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Mercy Brain and Spine Center Doctor Ratings

  • Overall Patient Rating

Based on 3 Ratings

The Overall Average Patient Rating of Mercy Brain and Spine Center when asked is excellent. Mercy Brain and Spine Center has been reviewed by 3 patients. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Mercy Brain and Spine Center as provided by patient reviews is 3 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Mercy Brain and Spine Center Summary


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Medical Schools Attended

  • Des Moines University
  • The Ohio State University
  • Howard University

Hospital Affiliations

  • Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • German
  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • Arabic


  • Physiatrist
  • Neurological Surgeon
  • General Surgeon
  • Vascular Surgeon

Insurances Accepted

  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Cigna

Information about Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment.

Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like Mercy Brain and Spine Center that specializes in neurological surgery.

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice:

  • Access to doctors from various disciplines for referrals and advice
  • Better coverage on weekends and off-hours
  • One-stop clinics for comprehensive care and testing


Mercy Brain and Spine Center Details

2 are board certified
3 minutes average wait time
1 is rated on
4 are male
1.33 average overall rating

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