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Dr. Chris A Liacouras has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric gastroenterologists can treat a variety of diseases and conditions in infants and children related to their liver, pancreas or intestines. If your child has severe or recurrent abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, a pediatric gastroenterologist can help you get to the bottom of it. They can also help identify the many possible causes of failure to thrive in infants.
Other common conditions they treat include Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, short gut syndrome and hepatitis C, as well as nutritional disorders like celiac disease and lactose intolerance. In order to diagnose and treat your child’s condition, gastroenterologists can perform colonoscopies and other diagnostic testing before deciding on the best treatment plan.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Chris A Liacouras has the following 9 expertise
- Food Allergy (Hypersensitivity)
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis)
- Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD)
- Digestive System Endoscopy (EGD)
- Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Abdominal Pain
- Crohn's Disease
Dr. Chris A Liacouras has 1 board certified specialty
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Dr. Chris A Liacouras is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Dr. Liacouras is not an overwhelmingly warm person by nature. At our appointment, he was very matter of fact, but thorough and gave us as much time as we needed to discuss our concerns. When my baby was scoped under anesthesia, I was very anxious. He allowed me to be in the room while they put her out and then was very comforting and reassuring. His diagnosis and treatment were very on target. I highly recommend Dr. Liacouras!!
Due to my son's difficulty with gaining weight and food intolerances, I needed to get a gi appointment asap. Since gi doctors are booked out quite a bit, this was the first doctor we could get. I chose to google him after our appointment and was surprised to see all the negative reviews. Obviously people with positive experience rarely write reviews. In any case, despite my son's low weight, he did not force us to quit breastfeeding and switch to formula. He gave us a can of amino formula (full size, not just a sample) for when we figure out his intolerances and get a good baseline to try to increase his calorie intake in addition to breastfeeding once we get the go-ahead. He did examine my son, feel his stomach, etc., was not rude or condescending towards us at all, and at the end of our appointment, he asked us to grab his card and if I ever have any questions to give him a call. I felt that he spent an appropriate amount of time in the office, did not have any confusion about anything, and none of what I said was brushed off. He does talk fast and it's a lot of information to take in, but luckily he printed out the summary for us so I could process all the information afterwards. I'm not trying to say what anyone else experienced was innacurate, just that, for us, it was not the case.
Worst experience I've ever had with a doctor. DO NOT take your child to this man. I was told he was the top of his field, but that he is a little difficult. That is the understatement of the year! He is arrogant, rude and condescending. He is NOT interested in answering your questions or listening to what you have to say. He barely examined my son, gave us just a few minutes of him telling us about how experienced and wonderful he is. And when I questioned with his suggested treatment he became outraged and essentially ended our consult. Follow up and communication was extremely poor. We gave him nearly one year, holding onto the hope that his experience would help our son with his rare and difficult case. Eventually, I just couldn't take being treated this way! I don't even want to give him 1 star! His assistant, Sue is equally as rude and is a poor communicator. The rest of the staff at the Exton office was polite and helpful. Run, don't walk to a different doctor!!
Dr. Liacouras is the most pompous and rude doctor we have ever been to. His office nurse who handles phone calls (Sue) is just as condescending. They spend no time with your child, do not even touch them or talk to them and it's obvious they are trying to spend as little time on your case as possible. Then they have the audacity to bill the insurance over $600 for the initial visit, of which we had to pay over $300. When you question follow ups and prescribed medications due to exorbitant costs you are treated like you are a bad parent. Stay away from Dr. Liacouras. He should not work with children and is giving CHOP a bad name!!!!!
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33 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1985
Dr. Chris A Liacouras accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Oxford Freedom
- Oxford Liberty
UPMC Health Plan
- UPMC PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsSpecialty Care Center Exton, 481 John Young Way, Exton, PA
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