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Dr. Ike D Tanabe 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.
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
- Abdominal Pain
- Celiac Disease
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
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The doctor was ok in diagnosing my condiiton however they give you Reglan (also known as metoclopmide) without going over how dangerous it is (it has a black box warning.) Their nursing staff talk down to their patients if they're younger than they are, and are quite frankly rude. When following up they couldn't even remember what my original symptoms were when being first admitted! And according to their "company policy" they won't allow you to switch doctors or even have a consult with anyone else in their practice once you've been accepted by a doctor! I refuse to go their again even with my condition I'm going somewhere else to be at least treated with respect.
I remembered Dr Tanabe who I had seen 10 years ago for a routine colonoscopy. I called the office and they scheduled me for a colonoscopy/endoscopy. He had my chart from 10 years earlier and he had read it. Within minutes he had diagnosed my problem. He was able to take care of it with a few visits. I felt he saved my life as the previous doctors had not been able to figure it out. I like his easy, relaxed manner and total professionalism.
Unfortunately at only 34 years of age I've seen and continually see many doctors and I have to say that Dr. Tanabe is definitely one of the best. Most doctors don't take the time they should to talk to you and have lost the bedside manner they once had, this is not so with Dr. Tanabe. He can even make a colonoscopy a pleasant experience, ok; maybe not pleasant, but definitely not as bad as it could have been. He is truly one of the best!
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Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2014, 2012)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014)
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2012, 2010)
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Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
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29 Years Experience
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
University Of South Florida College Of Medicine
Dr. Ike D Tanabe accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- HMSA Preferred Provider Comp Med
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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Locations & DirectionsStraub Clinic & Hospital, 888 S King St, Honolulu, HI
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