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About Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven

Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven, DO is a Doctor primarily located in West Des Moines, IA. Her specialties include Urology. Dr. Pothoven is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center and Iowa Health Des Moines Luthern Hospital. Dr. Pothoven has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven is Great. Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven is 3.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Iowa Clinic PC

5950 University Ave Ste 341
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven has the following 1 specialty

  • Urology

    A urologist is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating conditions affecting the male reproductive system, as well as the urinary tracts of both males and females.
    These doctors cover the kidneys, ureter, urinary bladder, adrenal glands, urethra, and the male reproductive organs which include the testes, epididymis, vas deferens, seminal vesicles, prostate and penis. Some common disorders that urologists treat are urinary tract infections (UTI), stress incontinence, benign prostatic hyperplasia, kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, kidney cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and cystitis. These urological specialists also perform vasectomies and vasectomy reversals.

  • Expertise

    11 Expertise

  • Kidney Stones
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Kidney Stones (Kidney Calculi)
  • Bladder Issues
  • Urinary Bladder Cancer
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Prostatitis
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
  • Overactive Urinary Bladder
  • Urologic Emergencies
  • Prostate Cancer


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One Star

I had a no scalpel vasectomy appointment scheduled with a Dr. Stepanie Pothoven. When I first met Pothoven she spent 10 mintues trying to convince me and my Girlfriend that I'm too young and will regret my decision later. When in the surgery i felt this harsh tugging around my nuts. Hours after the vasectomy I started to get serve swelling of my gentails, around the bottom of my butt, and inner thigh. I had to to to the emergency later that day. I have had to miss college and extra days of work after the surgery. When I tryed to speak to her on the phone, she was to busy to speak on the phone about this. I was only able to speak to other nurses other than her. And got told she said that she could only fit me in her schedule in that same day as long as I went in for an exam. I asked for five mintues on the phone with Pothoven, and instead I get hung up on by one the nurses there.

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Three Stars

Dr. Pothoven is a wonderful doctor and surgeon. She never makes me feel rushed during my appt and always answers any and all questions that I may have. Her nurse is great too!

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Five Stars
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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Stephanie L Pothoven 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
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS 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

The Iowa Clinic PC, 5950 University Ave Ste 341, West Des Moines, IA
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