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About Dr. John Skoumal

Dr. John Skoumal, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Des Moines, IA. He has 30 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Skoumal is affiliated with University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Greater Regional Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Primary Address

Medical Center Anesthesiologist

411 Laurel St
Des Moines, IA 50314
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Specialties

Dr. John Skoumal has the following 1 specialty

  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  • Greater Regional Medical Center
  • The Nebraska Medical Center
  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Mercy Capitol Medical Center
  • Mercy Franklin Center
  • Education

    30 Years Experience

  • University Of Nebraska College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • University Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John Skoumal accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Medical Center Anesthesiologist, 411 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA

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