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About Dr. Shakuntala V Advani

Dr. Shakuntala V Advani, MD is a Doctor primarily located in West Des Moines, IA. She has 34 years of experience. Her specialties include Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Advani is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

6 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Shakuntala V Advani is Good. Dr. Shakuntala V Advani has been rated by 6 patients. From those 6 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Shakuntala V Advani is 3.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Iowa Heart Center

5880 University Ave Ste 102
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Dr. Shakuntala V Advani has the following 2 specialties

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Expertise

    12 Expertise

  • Heart Attack
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Heart Block
  • Arrhythmia
  • Hypertension
  • Unstable Angina
  • Stroke
  • Heart Failure
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart Diseases
  • Blood Clot

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Thorough and thoughful.

Dr. Advani spent as long as I needed and answered my questions on multiple occasions. She remembered me and my circumstances between appointments, including the fact that I was weighing the pro.s and con.s of a job change.

Full Review Rating Breakdown

Physician was rushed, and did not take the proper amount of time for the appointment. I didn't feel she listened to my concerns, or answered my questions. I did not feel comfortable with her expertise .

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  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    34 Years Experience

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The University Of Southern California

    Graduated in 1984

  • Montefiore Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Shakuntala V Advani accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry IA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select
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Locations & Directions

Iowa Heart Center, 5880 University Ave Ste 102, West Des Moines, IA


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