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Dr. David L Gottesman has the following 2 specialties
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.
- Colon Cancer
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Abdominal Pain
- Celiac Disease
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Hepatitis C
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I saw Dr. Gottesman several times for severe “IBS” symptoms that was affecting every area of my life, including the strong possibility of losing my job. Each visit we met in his office to discuss my symptoms. That’s it. Not once did he examine me or order any scoping tests. He prescribed different meds to treat my symptoms, (which haven’t resolved), but never attempted to look at what was causing them. Our last communication consisted of him telling me to find another Gastroenterologist because my problem was too “complicated”.
The staff and nurses all were excellent. BUT, Dr. Gottesman's bedside manner has a lot to be desired. At the intial consultation, he seemed very impatient and cut me off in the middle of asking a question. My procedure results were given by his secretary w/no explanation, answer to questions, or follow-up treatment. Very unprofessional. I felt like I had inconvenienced him.
It was just over 2 weeks from having a colonoscopy and upper GI completed with Dr. Gottesmand, when I was rushed into emergency surgery for a large intestinal blockage. That day I had 18 inches of my large and small intestines removed. The surgeon stated that my stomach portion that is not used (I am bariatric patient) was pushed forward and my intestines were flipped and twisted. After, Dr. Gottesman performed the procedures he spent about 20 seconds with me saying that everything was fine and I didnât even have one polyp. He also stated I donât know why you are anemic. Either the doctor was not thorough in his examination or he created the problem that had to be fixed with emergency surgery. I have complained to the Cleveland Clinic Obudsman office and also to Dr. Gottesman and his staff. I would have a great lawsuit if I had died from his negligence, but since I livedâ¦ I will have to settle for letting others know what happened to me.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
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43 Years Experience
New York University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975
Dr. David L Gottesman accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsConsultants IN Gastroenterology, 5900 Landerbrook Dr Ste 190, Cleveland, OH
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