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About Dr. Ann M Kools

Dr. Ann M Kools, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Minneapolis, MN. She has 36 years of experience. Her specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kools has received 1 award. She speaks English.

Rating Overview

7 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ann M Kools is Great. Dr. Ann M Kools has been rated by 7 patients. From those 7 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ann M Kools is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital

6500 Excelsior Blvd
Minneapolis, MN 55426
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Dr. Ann M Kools has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ann M Kools has the following 10 expertise

  • Constipation
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Celiac Disease
  • Hepatitis C
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Hemorrhoids

Dr. Ann M Kools has 0 board certified specialties

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Had my first ever colonoscopy last week...Dr. Kools had the honor of being the first person to perform this delicate procedure on me. Dr. Kools explained everything beforehand and talked throughout the procedure about what she was doing. I would highly recommend Dr. Kools and the staff at Park Nicolette.

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What was most memorable about Dr. Kools was her expressionless face and few words spoken. She seemed lifeless, to me, at the time but, still, I figured she was a doctor and trusted her implicitly. She had a report from Mayo which recommended I be put on a trial of URSO. If she had followed Mayo's recommendation, I wouldn't be as advanced in my liver disease as I am today. After ten years I began to feel congestion in my liver and asked to go back to Mayo and she refused to give me a referral. She told me "It costs too much and, besides, there's nothing that can be done to help anyway". She had already written me off. I decided to back to Mayo without her referral, found a doctor who immediately put me on URSO and my liver profile returned to normal. That proved I had PBC, a diagnosis she never bothered to pursue. It's been 4-5 years, now, and my profile is still normal. The previous scarring that had occurred over the years (I have cirrhosis) is still there but she never explained it to me what was taking place in my liver and so I was clueless about what was happening all along) The URSO would have slowed down the process of scarring, considerably, if she had only followed the Mayo recommendations she had in my medical file. I have wanted to write to her (don't trust myself to see her face to face) but have been too angry at her for being so uncaring.

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Five Stars

Dr. Kools continues to prove that she is an asset to Park Nicollet. Her professionalism, care and thoroughness are consistently supporting our family through a long chronic illness. I can't rave about her enough.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2015)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Education

    36 Years Experience

  • Medical College Of Wisconsin

    Graduated in 1982

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ann M Kools accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Minnesota
    • BCBS MN Blue Cross Accord
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • HealthPartners - MN
    • HealthPartners MN CareChoices
    • HealthPartners MN CentraChoice
    • HealthPartners MN Distinctions II
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Medica Choice
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, 6500 Excelsior Blvd, Minneapolis, MN
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