Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD - Folsom, CA - General Surgery
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Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

General Surgery

(916) 351-4800

Mercy Medical Group

1730 Prairie City Rd # 120 Folsom , CA 95630

Get to Know Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD

Accepting Patients



24 Years

Care Philosophy

I want to make a difference in people's life, make them feel whole again, and get them back in their normal routine, pain free, with a speedy recovery.  Our team understands there is no convenient time for a hernia repair, gallbladder or appendix removal, or a breast or colon cancer diagnosis. These conditions can upset your world, but we are here as a team to help you through the process, to take care of you, and to provide minimal disruption in your life. 


Insurances Carriers Accepted

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Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD's Experience

General Surgery

Critical Care Surgery

Trauma Surgery

Colorectal Surgery

Breast Surgery

Board Certifications

Procedures Performed

Conditions Treated

Awards and Recognitions

In My Own Words

I am originally from Maryland, but came to California for medical school and never left. I completed my Medical School and Residency at Loma Linda University in Southern California and, while there, was selected to serve as Chief Resident, by my fellow residents. From there, I went onto a Fellowship in Surgical Critical Care, at Orlando Regional Medical Center, Central Florida's only Level One Trauma Center. I enjoy being a surgeon because I like to make people feel better and get them back to their normal routine quickly. Thus, when possible, most of my surgeries are done with minimally invasive techniques that decrease hospital length of stay, result in less pain and provide a quicker recovery. I have been with Mercy Medical Group for 13 years and currently serve as the Chief of Surgery at Mercy San Juan, a position I am most proud of because it requires an election by your peers.  In addition, I serve as the Cancer Liaison for the hospital, and attend quarterly Regional Oncology meetings to discuss quality measures and cancer care for our oncology patients. In addition, I recently received a certification in the Hidden Scar™ technique, used to hide surgical scars that occur from breast cancer tumor removal. I work closely with our highly skilled oncologists, radiation oncologists, and amazing Nurse Navigators to provide a team approach to cancer care. We strive to offer a positive patient experience and to ensure the patient that they are not alone. On a personal note, I met my husband while studying abroad in England and have been married for 26 wonderful years and counting. I am passionate about raising breast cancer awareness and am a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. One of my favorite activities is hosting our Annual Breast Cancer Survivor Tea, we are preparing to host our 14th Annual Tea. It is wonderful to see so many fantastic women sharing their stories of strength. In addition to planning for the next Tea, I also enjoy dancing, skiing, golfing, and traveling with husband.

Dr. Joelle Jakobsen, MD's Locations

Accepting New Patients


Mercy Medical Group

1730 Prairie City Rd # 120, Folsom, CA 95630

(916) 351-4800 Fax: (916) 357-6194
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