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Dr. Sharon L Koele Is this you?

About Dr. Sharon L Koele

Dr. Sharon L Koele, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Urbandale, IA. She has 27 years of experience. Her specialties include Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Koele has received 4 awards. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

31 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Sharon L Koele is Excellent. Dr. Sharon L Koele has been rated by 31 patients. From those 31 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Sharon L Koele is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Iowa Psychiatry Llc

2327 70th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
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Specialties

Dr. Sharon L Koele has the following 3 specialties

  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

    A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
    He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
    Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
    Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Sharon L Koele has the following 14 expertise

  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Manic Depressive Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Schizophrenia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Mental Illness
  • Mental Disorders

Dr. Sharon L Koele has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Sharon L Koele is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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Reviews

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Think about it first

Dr. Koele is very proud of her credentials. But, she probably hasn't learned anything since the time she earned them, and times have changed - a lot. Just don't expect her to be up with the times regarding new information in the medical/psychiatric world.

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Lacks knowledge in the treatment of Mood Disorders

Dr. Koele seemed to be a nice doctor but very inexperienced treating mood disorders and thepharmacology of mood disorders. Her line of questioning in attempts to get a clear back history was poor at past and her recommendations and/or suggestions went against some of the top specialists in this field. After waiting almost three months for an appointment with her I was very disappointed. All her support staff were great.

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Five Stars

Dr. Koele truly listened to me in a way that no other doctor had in the past. She made me feel like my issues mattered and she was so kind in addressing my problems and helping me. She is a wonderful doctor !

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Great doctor!

Dr. Koele was the third psychiatrist I had tried about six years. The first one actually made me worse. With a few expert medication tweaks, Dr. Koele made me feel like life was worth living.

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    4 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2015, 2017, 2018)

    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.

  • Top 10 Doctor - State

    Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Education

    27 Years Experience

  • University Of Iowa Roy J And Lucille A Carver College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1991

  • University Of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Sharon L Koele accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Wellmark
    • Wellmark Alliance Select

Locations & Directions

Iowa Psychiatry Llc, 2327 70th St, Urbandale, IA

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