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About Dr. David M Kam
Dr. David M Kam, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Traverse City, MI. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Surgical Critical Care, Surgery and Bariatric Medicine. Dr. Kam is affiliated with St Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital and Munson Medical Center. Dr. Kam has received 1 award. He speaks English.
Dr. David M Kam has the following 3 specialties
- Surgical Critical Care
- Bariatric Medicine
Bariatric medicine focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of obesity. Bariatric specialists are trained in medically supervised weight loss and the management of obesity as a chronic condition. These specialists are skilled in various disciplines that help patients lose weight and obtain optimal health.
The field encompasses dieting, exercise and behavioral therapy, anti-obesity medication, pharmacotherapy and surgery. Bariatric specialists might be from surgical backgrounds and perform obesity-related operations or they might be nutrition and hormone focused, prescribing diet and exercise plans as well as weight loss medications.
Patients defined as obese or having unhealthy Body Mass Indices (BMI) have much greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma, sleep apnea, hypertension, many types of cancer and chronic musculoskeletal problems.
One subspecialty of bariatrics is the focus on the correlation between obesity and mortality.
Dr. David M Kam has the following 5 expertise
- Endoscopy (Endoscopic Surgery)
- Gastric Bypass (Gastrojejunostomy)
- Gastrointestinal Surgery
- Breast Cancer
- Metastatic Breast Cancer
Dr. David M Kam has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. David M Kam is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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When I went to see Dr. Kam I was scared and 319lbs. He answered all of my questions, was gentle with me, and even joked around with me. I think he is truly an angel on earth. I am now down to 192lbs. and though it has taken me a long time to get here I would not be here at all if it was not for him.
Dr. Kam operated on my husband for a hiatal hernia. He was attentive, well organized and listened well on our very first meeting. He gave us detailed information prior to and after surgery. He took his time in surgery, using a laproscopic approach even though it was difficult and took longer. He has a great sense of humor. I highly recommend him!
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.
Dr. Kam is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
28 Years Experience
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1990
University Health Center Of Pittsburgh
Dr. David M Kam accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- PriorityHealth HMO
- PriorityHealth Priority PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsGrand Traverse Surgery Pc, 701 W Front St Ste 200, Traverse City, MI
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