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About Dr. James Baumgaertner

Dr. James Baumgaertner, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Decorah, IA, with another office in Onalaska, WI. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Dermatology. Dr. Baumgaertner is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Med Ctr, Cedars Sinai Med Ctr and Gundersen Lutheran - West Union Clinic. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

4 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Baumgaertner is Great. Dr. James Baumgaertner has been rated by 4 patients. From those 4 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Baumgaertner is 4.0 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Gundersen Health System

1830 State Highway 9
Decorah, IA 52101
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Gundersen Lutheran Clinic-Onalaska

3111 Gundersen Dr
Onalaska, WI 54650
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Dr. James Baumgaertner has the following 1 specialty

  • Dermatology

    A dermatologist is a doctor who has extensive training and knowledge of the skin, scalp, hair and nails and treats conditions that affect those areas. These doctors will evaluate any abnormality, blemish or lesion on the skin in order to determine the cause and will determine a course of treatment.
    Dermatologists provide patients with full body scans in order to identify any signs that are indicative of an illness that requires treatment, such as skin cancer. These specialists may also provide cosmetic services, such as mole removal, scar diminishing treatments and even botox and face lifts.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. James Baumgaertner has the following 13 expertise

  • Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
  • Acne Rosacea
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell
  • Excision
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Nutritional Support
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer

Dr. James Baumgaertner has 1 board certified specialty

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Board Certifications

Dr. James Baumgaertner is Board Certified in 1 specialty

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inappropriate bedside manner

He was never on time for my appointments. Made several inappropriate comments on my looks and kept his hand on my knee during appointments while he was talking to me. Would never go back to him again. Not to mention he would not stop talking about his personal travels. No wonder he was never on time!

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Total health care physician

I have had Dr. Baumgaertner as my primary dermatologist for nearly 20 years. His knowledge of skin issues is unparalleled. He is informative and professional, and is also interested in overall health issues, not just some "skin lesion" concern. He challenged me to take a look at unhealthy lifestyle habits, which in fact may have more long term implications than whether or not I need a "barnacle" removed. In my opinion, he exemplifies the newer and more comprehensive approach normally seen in much younger doctors which involves total health care and a wholistic approach, His awareness of current research is excellent. I plan on seeing him for years to come, hopefully. The only trouble is, given his popularity, it takes months sometimes to get an appointment.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Baumgaertner is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Torrance Memorial Med Ctr
  • Cedars Sinai Med Ctr
  • Gundersen Lutheran - West Union Clinic
  • Presbyterian Intercomm Hospital
  • Gundersen Lutheran - Decorah Clinic
  • Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center
  • Beverly Hospital
  • Providence Little Co Of Mary M Ed Ctr Torrance
  • Education

    41 Years Experience

  • University Of Minnesota Medical School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Hennepin County Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Baumgaertner accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO

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