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"I have never found a doctor that was so smart and keeps up with everything like he was. He searched until he found me the number 4 doctor in the United States." He wanted to send me to the number one doctor but they were too far. Now after the surgery, I go to him for follow up appointments. He is very caring. He is wonderful. If I have questions and I have to call and leave a message, they will always call right back.

-Wanda W.

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"He's good. It's hard to get an appointment sometimes. They have a main number that you call for all these different offices, and that staff is miserable." I hate trying to do anything through that staff. The last time I was there, I complained about it and their receptionist gave me her phone number so I could bypass them. His staff at his office are good, really nice, patient and helpful.

-SONJA D.

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Gastroenterologist reviews in Portland

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treated my husband twice - once for an upper endoscopy for upper GI issues, and once two years later for colonoscopy to check for issues related to IBS symptoms. Prior to the procedures, he ordered blood work and fecal samples to
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out other causes. Both of the procedures went smoothly, and Dr.
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provided excellent bedside manner and post-procedure follow up. He is very easy to talk to, and answers questions to make sure you understand fully. He is very thorough, and personally called to check on my husband after each procedure. He also provides a thorough report of the findings from the procedures, including multiple photos. Highly recommend.
- Amy H.
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Dr.
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precisely diagnosed my problem. I was relieved and reassured and am following his recommended treatment plan. I believe that Dr.
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is an exemplary physician. He has a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience. He explained everything clearly and answered all my questions with care and compassion. In addition, the office and nursing staff contribute to a well-run, efficient practice.
- Susan S.
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He is passionate, dedication they were high quality, I had enough problem but they are highly patient provided all the services you would need and they did everything in the office and I was in the emergency room on Sunday and they saw me the same next day and they saw me three times a week and that to was the best health care experience I have ever had.
- Emily G.
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I was there about a year ago for a checkup and everything went very well. He is just very good. I can get in to see him and I don't have to wait real long. He is very knowledgeable and he was handpicked by my wife, who is very knowledgeable in this field, as the doctor we should see. The facility and staff are both nice.
- Louis G.
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I was very pleased. It was a new doctor I was going to and I was very happy. I was able to get an appointment quickly after I had initially called them. The office environment was fine and they took me pretty close to my appointment time. I like the doctor very much which is why I'm going to continue with them. I've scheduled the procedure that the doctor is going to do for me. We communicated very well. They explained everything to me and then their staff walked me through the process of what I need to prepare for when I do have the procedure. I have spoken with the billing department a couple of times and they've been very helpful and cooperative. I will be using them again.
- Albert M.
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We showed up on time for our scheduled appt., filled out paperwork in a timely manner (in addition to providing medical history online the day before as requested). We waited over two hours in the lobby to see a provider and many of the patients who checked in after us were seen first. There was no explanation or apologies for the long wait...when I hinted at it, I was told "That's how it is sometimes". Everyone we interacted with was friendly and no one was rude, but I still felt we were overlooked somehow and I was disappointed that it wasn't acknowledged. The provider we saw,
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, ARNP was great and we were pleased with the proposed treatment plan. We definitely would return to the clinic but next time we'll make sure to be more assertive about how long we've been waiting.
- Richard P.
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I have been using her for five years. She is very compassionate. She is nice and sincere and professional. The staff is friendly and professional. I would highly recommend her. I intend to have her as my oncologist for as long as possible.
- CAROL H.
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I was able to see Dr.
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quickly due to a cancellation. He again recommended surgery and explained it was an out-patient procedure with 3-4 day recovery. He had said as much the first time I saw him. After so many years of struggling with this condition, I discussed it with my husband and we decided surgery was the best option....More /> Due to another cancellation, I was able to schedule the surgery within two days. I am admittedly terrified of "procedures" and my husband and I thought a speedy time frame would be best, not giving me too much time to reconsider/cancel/chicken out.
I went in to have a thrombosed hemorrhoid removed. During the prep, I repeatedly informed the staff and Dr.
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that I was allergic to codeine-based pain killers. It is also on my chart. I asked that they prescribe something other than Vicodin or Percoset as it would be a waste of money/medication. They did not.
Also during prep, they asked me to sign a consent form. I reviewed and there was a part that mentioned where my doctor had informed me of all the risks. He had not, so I did not sign the form, wanting to know from him what those risks were.We had done some online research and knew of a few risks, but our error was searching for info on the surgery, NOT the recovery. That was probably my biggest mistake. Dr.
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was CLEARLY irritated that he had to manage a patient in this way. He informed my husband and I that risks were minimal, the greatest being infection. Four weeks post-op I know this to be nothing other than a flat-out lie.
Post surgery, Dr.
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informed my husband that my surgery was more involved than initially planned as there were internal issues to deal with. Again, my husband informed Dr.
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that I was allergic to the codeine based pain script he had given my husband. He told him to "make me take it."
I did try to take it because the pain was incredible- nothing I've ever experienced before. And I threw it right back up - because I am allergic to codeine. We called the on-call doctor and he told me to take Tylenol,so I did. After four days, I could not stand, walk or sit for longer than 10 minutes. I was out of work for six days (I had planned for 2-3, with a weekend recovery included for 4-5), working from home and taking half days the following week and a half up to my follow-up appointment. In this time period, I called the office no fewer than four times, trying to get assistance with my pain management. The PA kept telling me to take Tylenol every 4 hours, which I did - even waking up in the middle of the night to do so as the pain would wake me up. Never did I speak directly to Dr.
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At my follow up appointment, I waited 40 minutes for Dr.
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. I had told the PA that I had questions first and would like to remain dressed to discuss my concerns. Dr.
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was clearly irritated that I should question my procedure. When I asked how the surgery differed in what was planned versus what took place, he became irritated and said that there was no change in plan. When I questioned him - this was NOT what he had told my husband post-op, he seemed to actually recall my surgery and explained what he did. In this 10 minute question/answer period he did not sit down, but loomed over me, increasing both my fear and frustration . It was very clear he did not like the questions. When he left the room for me to prep for examination, he did not return for 20 minutes, leaving me lying half naked on a table.
When he and his PA returned - he informed me that I was healing well. When I AGAIN questioned the pain management, he informed me that he could offer another codeine-based pain
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, a topical pain-relief cream and anti-nausea meds to combat my allergy.
While I am trying to keep this review impersonal/objective, I will admit that I had a vision of my hands around his throat - an attempt to cause him as much pain as I had unnecessarily endured over the previous 3 weeks. WHY had this not been mentioned, discussed or suggested prior to surgery OR during my repeated calls? Dr.
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actually chastised me for taking too much Tylenol.
While I am healing and the surgery seems to have been a "success", it has been four weeks (not days, Dr.
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) and I am still taking the pain meds and anti-nausea meds to deal with the pain, which is mostly surrounding bowel movements, which is to be expected I learned this from the internet, not my doctor). Our post-op research has shown that there are many risks to hemorrhoidectomies: rectal stenosis, rectal prolapse, hemtoma, fecal impactation, rectal skin tags, trouble with urination. These risks were never mentioned by Dr.
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or his PA. There were also several things we could have done to better prepare for this surgery had we better understood these risks and recovery. As a patient, I take some responsibility in my care. While I did research, I did not do enough research, mostly out of fear. I think that is what is key here - I was terrified. My husband was terrified. I blacked out from the pain at one point, nearly knocking myself out on the side of the tub. We had questions that were answered incorrectly and without concern for my over-all well being.
Dr.
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's bedside manner is atrocious. He is cocky, impersonal and rude. While I respect the time, education and money it takes to become a doctor, it certainly does not mean that his time is more valuable than mine. It does not mean that he is more or better educated than I am. It does not mean that he can treat his patients in the manner in which I was treated. The only reason this review does not have an F-rating is due to the fact that the surgery itself seems to be healing well. All other aspects of this procedure were a nightmare. I do not recommend this doctor in any fashion. I hope this review saves someone the pain and fear I endured.
- Margaret T.

Gastroenterologists in Portland

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Adventist Medical Center

10123 SE Market St
Portland

Ahmad, Dr. Rehan

4805 NE Glisan St Ste 6N60
Portland

Alan Kaynard, MD, PhD

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

Amy Caine, PA-C, MPAS

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Banny Wong, MD

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Bennetts, Dr. Roland

1130 NW 22nd Ave
Portland

Breen, Dr. Roy

4805 NE Glisan St
Portland

Breen, Dr. Roy E

1111 NE 99th Ave
Portland

Browning, Dr. Scott M

9115 SW Barnes RD Suite 231
Portland

Chris Carter, MD

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Daniel Herzig MD

3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland

Daniel Tseng MD

9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 830
Portland

David Cook MD,FACS

9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

Degregorio, Dr. Barry

501 N Graham St
Portland

Dolan, Dr. Philip J

800 SW 13th Ave
Portland

Erica Burg, GNP-BC

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Frankhouse, Dr. Joseph H.

1130 NW 22nd Ave
Portland

Gastroenterology Specialist

1508 Division St
Oregon City

Gilster, Dr. Jason C.

9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

GroundSpring Healing Center PC

8283 SW Barbur Blvd
Portland

Hong Shen MD

1111 NE 99th Ave
Portland

Hubbard, Dr. Ami

4039 N Mississippi Ave
Portland

Hubbard, Dr. Brett J

14000 SE Johnson Rd
Portland

Insights to Health Clinic

2929 SW Multnomah Blvd. Suite 302
Portland

Izabela Maciolek, PA-C, MPAS

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Jeffrey Weprin, MD

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Joseph Frankhouse MD

1040 NW 22nd Ave Ste 560
Portland

Kaiser Medical Group

9800 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas

Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center

10180 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas

Kathryn Black MD

625 9th Ave

Khine, Dr. Albert

800 SW 13th Ave
Portland

Kim Lu MD

3303 SW Bond Ave
Portland

Laurel Soot MD

9155 SW Barnes Rd Ste 740
Portland

Lee, Dr. Patrick Y

511 SW 10th Ave
Portland

Lutfiyya, Dr. Waleed L

10180 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas

Megan Cavanaugh MD

9155 SW Barns Rd
Portland

Mt Talbert Medical Office

10100 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas

Nature Cures Clinic

1020 SW Taylor
Portland

Northwest Gastroenterology

501 N Graham St
Portland

Northwest Gastroenterology

1130 NW 22nd Ave
Portland

NW Center for Colorectal Health LLC

9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

O'Brien, Dr. David

4805 NE Glisan St Ste 6N60
Portland

Oregon Health Science University

3181 SW Sam Jackson Pk Rd
Portland

Parsons, Dr. David P.

9900 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas

Patrick Birbeck, MPAS, PA-C

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Peter Smiley MD

501 N Graham St
Portland

Providence Medical Group - Sunnyside

9290 SE Sunnybrook Blvd
Clackamas

Providence Medical Group — Tanasbourne

18610 NW Cornell Rd
Hillsboro

Providence Portland Medical Center

4805 NE Glisan St
Portland

Richard Jamison, MD, FACS

Providence Portland Cancer Center
Portland

Roger Sleven, MD

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

Ronald Wolf MD, FACS

Providence Portland Cancer Center
Portland

Sausel, Dr. Craig

1111 NE 99th Ave
Portland

Shannon Lewis, MD

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Sunnybrook Medical Office

9900 SE Sunnyside Rd
Clackamas

Surgical Associates Pc

9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

Swartz, Dr. Kim R

19250 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin

The Oregon Clinic

847 NE 19th Ave
Portland

The Oregon Clinic

847 NE. 19th Ave.
Portland

The Oregon Clinic

847 NE 19th Ave Ste 300
Portland

The Oregon Clinic PC

1111 NE 99th Ave
Portland

The Oregon Clinic PC

4805 NE Glisan St Ste 6N60
Portland

The Oregon Clinic PC

1040 NW 22nd Ave
Portland

The Oregon Clinic PC

9155 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

The Portland Clinic - East

541 NE 20th Ave
Portland

The Portland Clinic - Hillsboro

256 SE 2nd Ave Hillsboro
Portland

The Portland Clinic - Tigard Office

9250 SW Hall Blvd
Tigard

The Surgical Center

501 N Graham St Ste 555
Portland

The Vancouver Clinic

700 NE 87th Ave

The Vancouver Clinic Inc

2525 NE 139th St

Triangolo Family Clinic

2601 NE Glisan Street
Portland

Vesna Ader, PA-C

Peterkort Medical Office 9701 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland

Weprin, Dr. Jeffery

9701 SW Barnes Rd
Portland

Whiteford, Dr. Mark H.

Providence Portland Cancer Center
Portland

Wilborn, Dr. Sandra L

1130 NW 22nd Ave
Portland

Willamette Surgical Specialists

19875 SW 65th Ave
Tualatin

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