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Dr. Mahmoud A Issa Is this you?

About Dr. Mahmoud A Issa

Dr. Mahmoud A Issa, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Jacksonville, NC. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Issa has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

12 Ratings with 2 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mahmoud A Issa is Great. Dr. Mahmoud A Issa has been rated by 12 patients. From those 12 patients 2 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mahmoud A Issa is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Jacksonville Digestive Diseases

224 Memorial Dr Ste A
Jacksonville, NC 28546
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Dr. Mahmoud A Issa has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    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.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

  • Hepatitis C
  • Colonoscopy
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation


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Full Review Rating Breakdown
Nice Dr but not good

I went to Dr.Issa for bowel problems. It took 3 months to get in to see him. I then waited over 2 hours due to his receptionist giving me the wrong time. Dr.Issa spent 3 minutes talking to me and rushed with all of his patients. I had a colonoscopy and Dr.Issa said I have IBS-C and a fissure but said there's no need for follow up because the fissure will heal on it's own.He prescribed me amitzia and I told him I was having loose stools with it and he said to not take it daily then. Anyhow. this was back in July. I ended up in the E.R 3 weeks ago due to severe anal pain and the E.R dr said my fissure is so bad that I need emergency surgery. I was referred to Dr. Westbrook that's snot only a general surgeon but his specialty is the colon,butt, etc. He ended up having to do a partial lateral spinsterectomy surgery due to Dr.Issa not following up and ensuring my fissure healed.Also, I never had IBS -C. Turns out I've got a problem with my thyroid and that can cause IBS symptoms and Dr.Westbrook told me, loose stools and constipation cause fissures and cause them not to heal. However Dr.Issa never once told me that the loose stools would effect my fissure. Very horrible place!

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009)

    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.

  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • University Of Damascus

    Graduated in 1971

  • U S Department Of Veterans Affairs


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mahmoud A Issa accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS North Carolina
    • BCBS NC Blue Value
    • BCBS NC BlueOptions
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Carelink - Carolinas HealthCare System Tier 2
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Jacksonville Digestive Diseases, 224 Memorial Dr Ste A, Jacksonville, NC
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