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About Dr. Ross J Valone
Dr. Ross J Valone, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Clive, IA. He has 45 years of experience. His specialties include Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Valone is affiliated with Iowa Health Des Moines Luthern Hospital, Mercy Medical Center and Guthrie County Hospital. Dr. Valone has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Ross J Valone has the following 1 specialty
- Obstetrics & Gynecology
Dr. Ross J Valone has the following 11 expertise
- Hot Flashes
- Birth Control
- Menstrual Pain
- Child Birth
- Women's Health
- Pelvic Exam
- Pap Smear
Dr. Ross J Valone is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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I had Dr. Valone for my c-section. I believe he is a good surgeon. He is a very fast and to the point doctor. He is very direct and his bedside manner is not good. He smiles but says rude things. He seems to be in a rush at his appointments, in surgery and making rounds. He left while I was being sewn up. My wound opened up shortly after surgery and he would not return or send his on-call doctor in the hospital to staple me. It was within the time allowed to be staples and was about 5 inches long and at least 1 inch deep. He came in 2 days later and said it was fine and said it would heal from within. The wound care specialist was very concerned and the nursing staff had to try really hard to get him to refer extra care. I had to have special care for 2 weeks and my insurance didn't cover a nurse coming to the home or going to the wound care center. He was making rounds while in the hospital and signed on my chart that he saw me but never came into see me. I had to find another doctor to give my son a circumcision and to take care of me the rest of my hospital stay. He wouldn't come back. I assume it was because he messed up. I am expecting again and will not be using the doctor I once used before, who refers his patients to Dr. Valone....My mom was a patient of his for many years and her/her husband were friends professionally with him. I had been around him before but it was long ago. I wonder if he would have treated me better if he knew that or if he treats everyone like that....to me he is in a big rush, thinks he is always right without consulting others or medical studies. He didn't take care of me, not even what was minimally expected.
Before I went to Dr. Valone I read reviews. It sounded like he was a good surgeron but was very blunt. I was okay with that. What mattered most to me was that he was a good surgeon. Although I did not see him a bunch of times, when I did see him, he really rushed me in the office and the hospital. I have had several surgeries and he is the first doctor that left after the surgical procedure (I am pretty sure someone else sewed me up), most wait until you have recovered and check in on you. His bedside manner...He doesn't listen to patients issues or concerns. He says what he feel needs said and doesn't give you much of a chance to talk about it. I found him a bit rude, he wouldn't shake my hand when we met. He is a bit blunt and really leans on the side of caution. I had a complication after surgery, he didn't address it, said it was fine until others started to really voice their concerns over my complication. Follow up, he didn't want to, he even faked a discharge the nurses said...He might be a good surgeon but it isn't just him being blunt, he doesn't listen or spend enough time addressing the health concerns to be an excellent doctor. A common procedure most OB/GYNs always offer, he didn't want to, said someone else will have to do it. Overall, I just felt like his major issues were that he doesn't listen or spend enough time. I believe him not wanting to come in or to provide a procedure is that he wants to spend as little time as possible in the hospital. He is the only doctor and well, that is his job to go into the hospital to see his patients until they are discharged. His staff is absolutely wonderful. If he would just slow down a bit and listen/look at the whole situation he would be a much better OB/GYN.
Patronizing, unconcerned, uncaring & self-serving are just a few of the characteristics of this man. He and his partner both took a medical oath that neither one of them have kept when he comes to my experience. After several days of labor, which by the way I was told was "false labor" I had to have an emergency C-Section because I was actually in active labor. This was my 2nd high risk pregnancy & although my medical records were sent to his office he never reviewed them. My husband & I had to address my medical history with him in which Dr. Malone stated, "each pregnancy is different". He never once realized that I had a higher risk with pregnancy he was overseeing. After almost dying while in labor that wasn't enough, he discharged me from the hospital with an infection in my uterus. I called his office to tell them aboutybsymptoms
Patients' Choice Award (2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Dr. Valone is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
45 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 1973
Johns Hopkins Health System
Dr. Ross J Valone accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry IA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
Locations & DirectionsDes Moines Ob/Gyn Specialists PC, 1601 NW 114th St Ste 334, Clive, IA
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