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Dr. Kathy P Cook has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Kathy P Cook has the following 13 expertise
- Actinic Keratosis
- Basal Cell
- Acne (Acne Vulgaris)
- Skin Biopsy
- Skin Cancer
- Acne Rosacea
- Weight Loss
Dr. Kathy P Cook has 0 board certified specialties
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The nursing staff was great. It was Doctor Cook who turned me off immediately. When I told her how certain spots on my shoulders and chest itch, she said , "No they don't. You're just saying that because you want me to freeze them off." I then said, " Yes, they do." I wanted to get off the table right then and there, but decided to stay. She eventually froze some off but did it begrudgingly. When she left the room, I asked her nurse if she is always that way. Her nurse just smiled and tried to smooth it over as if she is used to her behavior. Obviously, I would not recommend her to anyone. Her bedside manner is horrible.
Before I begin, let me just say that Dr. Cook was a good doctor. I have no problem with this doctor what so ever. With that out of the way, the office staff is horrible. When I made my appointment I asked the office if they participated with my insurance. I was told "yes we do". When I checked in for my appointment and I gave the front office girl my insurance card I double checked that they do participate with my insurance network and she told me "yep". I had my procedure performed and 3 months later received a hefty bill in the mail! I would have NEVER went to this doctor if I would have known she was NOT in my insurance network! I have very good insurance with a very low copay for all medical treatment as long as the doctor is in the insurance network. I called the office in total shock that they were not in the network and the lady to whom I spoke with tried telling me that it must be MY insurance policy as they do take that insurance. This person tried to give me the complete run around. Finally I sternly asked her, "is this office in my insurance network or not?" to which she snidely replied, "no but we do accept it". Of course they accept it! Any office will accept it but it makes a huge difference if they are actually contracted with the network or not! No discount was given, no apology offered. I have learned an important lesson from this office: ALWAYS call your insurance to double check the accuracy of what the doctor's office is telling you. Today I will be writing a large check because the office was very misleading and incorrect in what they quoted me in regards to my insurance. Will never deal with this office again.
Dr. Cook is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
31 Years Experience
University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1987
University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Dr. Kathy P Cook accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry IA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- UHC Navigate POS
- Wellmark Alliance Select
Locations & DirectionsSkin Solutions Dermatology, 500 Main St Ste 113, Ames, IA
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