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Dr. Michael V Persaud 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. Michael V Persaud has the following 10 expertise
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hepatitis C
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Celiac Disease
- Abdominal Pain
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When I was telling him about the symptoms I'd been having he kind of smirked at me and said "your labs are so insignificantly elevated, I'm not even sure why Dr. xxxxxx referred you to me" He did order an ultrasound of my abdomen however it's been a week now and he still hasn't followed up with me on the results of the ultrasound.
I am in a lot of abdominal pain on a regular basis. I had to see a doctor fast and I'm new to the area. I was referred to Dr. Persaud by another Gastroenterologist who couldn't see me for 8 weeks. Now I know why Dr. Persaud had an opening. He was condescending, dismissive and rude. He made me get completely naked under the hospital gown for a simple abdominal exam. If my husband wouldn't have been there with me I never would have consented. During a scope procedure he bruised my top lip, made it bleed in several places and caused my bottom lip to swell up massively. I still can't feel a part of my bottom lip due to nerve damage. When I spoke to my anesthesiologist about my mouth he said that Dr. Persaud must have been careless with the mouth guard inserted before the scope is used. Because of this he damaged my mouth permanently. After several painful tests he put me on a medication I had already been on for years and had negative reactions to. He refused to consider a different medication even after I tried to express my concerns. I then called his nurse begging for a different medication. She was short, rude and dismissive and just told me I didn't have to take it but that was his only recommendation. After two weeks on the medicine I finally stopped it due to worsening symptoms. Dr. Persaud never called me to follow up on any of my labs, test results or diagnosis. I waited for three painful weeks before finally calling his office. Only after calling several times did I finally get a call back. When I came in for a follow up he hadn't read my file or gone over my test results. Additionally, while explaining MY "unclear" diagnosis, he would only speak to my husband even though I was sitting not three feet from the man. He laughed at me. And then proceeded to tell me that there was nothing he could do and to go see my regular doctor. It was a complete waste of time and money. He is a horrible doctor, diagnostician and as uncompassionate as they come. I will never go see him again. Neither should you.
I have grown increasingly disappointed with my time at Dr. Persaud's office. I regularly spend an hour and a half or more at his office, only 5-10 minutes of which are actually with the Dr. or his nurse, and most of the time is waiting. The event that recently tipped the scales for me was their poor follow up and communication which caused me to miss 5 straight doses of my prescription because they would not verify for the pharmacy they could refill it. Very bad since this is the first time in 4 and a half years I have had a flare up, so totally should not be missing my meds. On that note, also called to tell them I was having symptoms, including blood in my stool. I was scheduled to see Dr. for my regular 6 month check up in 7 weeks at the time I called and they could only move me up a week, so I still had to wait 6 weeks of having blood in my stool and other symptoms before he would see me!
40 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 1978
Dr. Michael V Persaud accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry NE PPO
- First Health PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Medica Choice
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
Locations & DirectionsSiouxland Gastroenterology, 101 Tower Rd Ste 105, North Sioux City, SD
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