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John Appelbaum, MD

Dr. Appelbaum is a gynecologist in the Saint Louis area. He is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center and Barnes Jewish Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
60 doctors
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59 doctors
Top 5%
29 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more pregnancy patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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448 doctors
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447 doctors
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223 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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41 doctors
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42 doctors
Top 5%
20 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more irregular periods patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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63 doctors
Top 15%
62 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more bacterial vaginosis (BV) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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75 doctors
Top 15%
74 doctors
Top 5%
37 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more vaginitis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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6 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw chlamydia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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131 doctors
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131 doctors
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65 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more hormonal imbalance patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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17 doctors
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17 doctors
Top 5%
8 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw urinary urgency patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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11 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more Rh incompatibility patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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62 doctors
Top 15%
62 doctors
Top 5%
31 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw more menopause patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater St. Louis area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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24 doctors
Top 15%
24 doctors
Top 5%
11 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw gestational diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
165 doctors
Top 15%
164 doctors
Top 5%
82 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw sexually transmitted infection (STI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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367 doctors
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366 doctors
Top 5%
183 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw diabetes patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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237 doctors
Top 15%
237 doctors
Top 5%
118 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw back pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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204 doctors
Top 15%
203 doctors
Top 5%
101 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw hypothyroidism patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
Top 25%
217 doctors
Top 15%
218 doctors
Top 5%
108 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw urinary tract infection (UTI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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230 doctors
Top 15%
230 doctors
Top 5%
115 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw thyroid condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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25 doctors
Top 15%
25 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw bleeding during pregnancy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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26 doctors
Top 15%
25 doctors
Top 5%
12 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw bleeding after menopause patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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144 doctors
Top 15%
144 doctors
Top 5%
71 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw high blood pressure (hypertension) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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38 doctors
Top 15%
38 doctors
Top 5%
18 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw fibroids patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

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42 doctors
Top 15%
42 doctors
Top 5%
21 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw ovarian cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.
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384 doctors
Top 15%
383 doctors
Top 5%
191 doctors
Dr. Appelbaum saw digestive tract conditions patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater St. Louis area. Learn more.

C-section rate

Dr. Appelbaum’s C-section rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
40%
C-section rate
Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

To help you understand how Dr. Appelbaum’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. Appelbaum treats.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who deliver babies, using a data-driven model to predict the C-section rate for patients like Dr. Appelbaum’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Appelbaum’s C-section rate is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Same-day biopsy rate

Dr. Appelbaum’s same-day biopsy rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
50%
same-day biopsy rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

When a breast tissue biopsy is indicated following a suspicious finding on mammogram, our data indicates that about a third of all biopsies occur on the same day. As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of same-day biopsy following mammogram, because early diagnosis of conditions detected by biopsy is important for effective treatment.

To help you understand how Dr. Appelbaum’s rate of same-day biopsy for mammogram compares to a typical doctor who performs mammograms:

  1. We first measure the actual same-day biopsy rate for Dr. Appelbaum’s patients whose mammograms included a suspicious finding that merited a biopsy.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform mammograms, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of same-day biopsy for patients like Dr. Appelbaum’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Appelbaum’s rate of same-day biopsy is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Appelbaum sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Breast Healthcare Center at Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3023 N Ballas Rd
Saint Louis, MO 63131
693 miles away

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Credentials
  • Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1984

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Appelbaum is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2018)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield