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About Dr. Steven R Quam

Dr. Steven R Quam, DO is a Doctor primarily located in West Des Moines, IA, with another office in Perry, IA. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Quam has received 5 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

26 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Steven R Quam is Great. Dr. Steven R Quam has been rated by 26 patients. From those 26 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Steven R Quam is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Metro Anesthesia & Pain Management

5901 Westown Pkwy Ste 210
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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Metro Anesthesia

610 10th St
Perry, IA 50220
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Specialties

Dr. Steven R Quam has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Steven R Quam has the following 3 expertise

  • Cancer Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain

Dr. Steven R Quam has 0 board certified specialties

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Reviews

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Love Him

He's the best. He listened, was compassionate, took time to listen. I was in excrutiating pain when I went in. Had been to two other doctors with no relief. I was at my wits end. He took action immediately and eased my suffering on the first visit. What a relief. I would highly recommend him!

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One Star

He did not explain my MRI results to me, which were very full of complications. I don't think he understood them based on his treatment. He tried to do an epidural in office and I asked him to stop bc it was so painful. He said in all his years he'd never had to stop and that he wouldn't be able to help me. I have grade 2 spondylolisthesis, high grade foraminal stenosis, a herniated disc, and bone spurs. He was clueless and unhelpful. His nurse Sheila was high as a kite on some pills. This place was a joke! !

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Great Doctor

Dr. Quam is a caring doctor who listens to my symptoms and treats me respectfully. He explains what the procedure will be and why he thinks it will be the best course of treatment. He explains the next steps to wellness also. I wish I could give his "bedside manner" rating a 10. In the sometimes overwhelming situation of pain management, Dr. Quam is a helpful and professional supporter. The "ease of appointment" is a little difficult because he must be in great demand.

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Five Stars

I have seen Dr Quam several times for back pain and I must say he is the best Doctor I have seen since living in Iowa.He has a great bedside manner and I felt very comfortable with him. He did not try to dimish my symptoms or make me feel like its all in my head. I highly recommend this Doctor.

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Great and Caring Doctor

Dr. Quam is a wonderful doctor. He never rushes you and always makes sure to thoroughly explain all procedures and options that are available. I truly feel that he always has what is best for me in mind .

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  • Awards

    5 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 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 (2016, 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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2016, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014, 2015, 2016)

    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

    40 Years Experience

  • Des Moines University

    Graduated in 1978

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Steven R Quam accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Alliance
    • Health Alliance HMO/POS
    • Health Alliance PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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