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About Dr. John Stephens
Dr. John Stephens, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Newport News, VA. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Stephens is affiliated with Riverside SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp and Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. John Stephens 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.
Dr. John Stephens has the following 10 expertise
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Digestive System Cancer
- Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage
- Heart Failure
- Hepatitis C
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Pancreas inflammation (Pancreatitis)
- Ulcerative Colitis
Dr. John Stephens has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. John Stephens is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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A number of years ago, Dr. Stephens performed a colonoscopy with heavy sedation that went all right. When I needed a second one five years later, he chose medium sedation without consulting me first! I have a redundant, spastic colon where the normal prep does not clean out my colon enough which I always tell the staff and doctor but they won't listen to me! During this colonoscopy, I became aware of hideous pain and kept trying to get away from him saying, "Why are you doing this to me? Why are you hurting me so badly? Why does this hurt so bad?!?" over and over!!! I was clinging to the bed rail, the top of the mattress and in agonizing pain!!! It seemed to go on FOREVER and it was PURE TORTURE!!! When my friend and I were leaving I started telling her about the terrible pain and she said that Dr. Stephens had come into the room, while I was still under the influence of the anesthesia and told me my blood pressure had plummeted so he stopped all sedation BUT KEPT ON WITH THE COLONOSCOPY ANYWAY!!! I have PTSD, but even if I didn't, I was totally TRAUMATIZED and could not understand why this DOCTOR would do such a terrible thing to me! I called him and asked him why. At first he was very flip and tried to laugh it off. Then he got churlish and said, "Well what did you want me to do?!" I asked him WHY he hurt me so much and WHY he didn't stop! He said he guess he should have in hindsight. I asked him why he didn't use heavy sedation like he did the first time and he said he guessed he should have. He didn't apologize. When I saw the medical report, he had written "poor preparation" which infuriated me because I had tried to tell both him and his staff that the regular prep would not work on me! The outcome wasn't due to poor prep! It was due to his blatant disregard for my welfare (not enough sedation) and not stopping the procedure when he saw how much pain he was causing me, his patient!!! I didn't but I SHOULD have reported him!!! In my opinion this man shouldn't even be practicing medicine based on the horrible pain he caused me and for which he showed no remorse!
I have known Dr. Stephens for many years as the most capable, proffessional and considerate physician of any. He was alway kind, and willing to serve me and my family needs throught the years. Even thought I now live outside the area I still see Dr. Stephens as needed upon my return. He,s a consumate professional
Dr. Stephens is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Riverside SHORE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Sentara Norfolk Genl Hosp
Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
Riverside Walter Reed Hospital
Riverside Regional Medical Center
Sentara Careplex Hospital
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
Riverside Tappahannock Hosp Inc
Sentara Bayside Hospital
Sentara Leigh Hospital
Sentara Obici Hospital
Riverside Medical Group
Richmond Eye and Ear Hospital
Sentara Hampton General Hospital
Peninsula Gastroenterology (>>Web Site
46 Years Experience
University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1967
Kings County Hospital Center
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Locations & Directions101 Philip Roth St, Newport News, VA
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