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Valerie K Kounkel, DO

  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology

  • Hospital Affiliations:
    • Iowa Lutheran Hospital
    • Iowa Methodist Medical Center
  • Gender: Female
  • Languages Spoken:
    • English

Office Hours

  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 6:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Tue - Wed: 6:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Thu: 6:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Fri: 6:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Sat: Closed

About Valerie K Kounkel, DO

Med School College
  • Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO
  • Residency
    • Ohio University - Doctors Hospital. Columbus, Ohio (Ophthalmology)
    • Internship
      • Henry Ford Health System - Riverside Osteopathic Hospital, Trenton, MI
Focus Areas
  • Comprehensive Ophthalmology


Dr. Valerie Kounkel received her medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her internship at the Henry Ford Health System-Riverside Osteopathic Hospital in Trenton, MI and her residency in Ophthalmology at Ohio University-Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH.
Dr. Kounkel is a member of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology,  American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, the Polk County Medical Society and is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology. She is President of the Des Moines Ophthalmic Society and is also a clinical instructor for Des Moines University and the University of Iowa.
Dr. Kounkel has been performing laser vision correction and cataract surgery since 2000. She is board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kounkel performs Cataract Surgery using new technology intraocular lenses, Laser Vision Correction and Glaucoma Laser Surgery.