Dr. Chad Stocker is an internist practicing in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Stocker specializes in the medical treatment of adults. Internists can act as a primary physician or a consultant to a primary physician. They manage both common and rare diseases. Dr. Stocker provides comprehensive care and manages treatment with surgeons as well. Internists establish long-term relationships with their patients and incorporate disease prevention and mental health care into their practice.
Education and Training
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences DO
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences 2004
- Iowa Methodist Med Center
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