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Lauren Mcdowell-Jacobs, MD

Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs is a general surgeon in the Mount Vernon area. She is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital and Knox Community Hospital.
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Conditions treated

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318 doctors
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318 doctors
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159 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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316 doctors
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315 doctors
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157 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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51 doctors
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50 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more gastritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more colon polyps patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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52 doctors
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52 doctors
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25 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more benign polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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45 doctors
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44 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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34 doctors
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34 doctors
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17 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more diverticulosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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47 doctors
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47 doctors
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23 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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27 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more hiatal hernia patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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220 doctors
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221 doctors
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110 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more acid reflux patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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12 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more stomach ulcer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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139 doctors
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138 doctors
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69 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more diarrhea patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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181 doctors
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181 doctors
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90 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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38 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more gas patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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21 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more breast cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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151 doctors
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150 doctors
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75 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more constipation patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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8 doctors
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8 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw gynecomastia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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18 doctors
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18 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw indigestion patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.
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93 doctors
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93 doctors
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46 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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358 doctors
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358 doctors
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179 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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14 doctors
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15 doctors
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7 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw anal polyp patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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329 doctors
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328 doctors
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164 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw skin tag patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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93 doctors
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92 doctors
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46 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more biliary tract disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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10 doctors
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9 doctors
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4 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw breast cyst patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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148 doctors
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148 doctors
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73 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw more hemorrhage patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Columbus area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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13 doctors
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12 doctors
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6 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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129 doctors
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128 doctors
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64 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw gastroenteritis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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36 doctors
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36 doctors
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18 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

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20 doctors
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20 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs saw venous insufficiency patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the Columbus area. Learn more.

Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
30%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

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

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery 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.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is similar to the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
91%
outpatient gallbladder removal rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

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

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal 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.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs 97%
Predicted for her patients 84%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

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

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery 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. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s same-day biopsy rate is higher than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs 61%
Predicted for her patients 45%

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. Mcdowell-Jacobs’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. Mcdowell-Jacobs’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. Mcdowell-Jacobs’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs’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. Mcdowell-Jacobs sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
1451 Yauger Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
274 miles away
Knox Community Hospital
1330 Coshocton Ave
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
274 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1995

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Mcdowell-Jacobs is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Riverside Methodist Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Knox Community Hospital
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Aultcare
  • AvMed
  • 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
  • Dean Health Plan
  • EmblemHealth
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield