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About Dr. Michael R Valantas

Dr. Michael R Valantas, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Valantas is affiliated with Providence Alaska Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

13 Ratings with 6 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Michael R Valantas is Great. Dr. Michael R Valantas has been rated by 13 patients. From those 13 patients 6 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Michael R Valantas is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Internal Medicine Associates

2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Specialties

Dr. Michael R Valantas 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

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

Reviews

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Great Physician

I've gone to Dr Valantas for several years and always have received great care. He makes sure all my questions are answered before I leave. The staff I've encountered there have been courteous and professional .

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Five Stars

Very compassionate and a good listener.

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Despite the fact that my wife was in severe abdominal pain and had been referred by the emergency room, it took a week and a half to get an appointment. Okay, fine. Then, after doing tests, it took another week to get a diagnosis. Okay, lab work is slow, I get it. During this time, my wife was in pain, varying from tolerable to severe. Once the diagnosis was in, she again was struck by severe pain, so she called the office, asking if there was anything they could prescribe to help...and...no. Dr. Valantas does not *EVER* prescribe pain meds for his patients. "Go to the ER," was the best his office would suggest. That's completely a completely unacceptable level of, ahem, "care." He may be fine as a diagnostician, but given his "screw you" policy if you're in pain...I'd highly recommend someone else. Anyone else.

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Awesome

Dr. Valantas is knowledgable, easy to talk with, and compassionate. I hadn't seen him in over two years and he remembered everything. He put all my fears to rest and he is absolutely five stars.

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Liver damage

Our experience with Dr. Valantas was quite different than the prior review. We waited about two weeks for appointment but during that time we were informed of tests etc by a nurse. The nurse was quite helpful and very sympathetic to our concerns. Dr. Valantas entered the room a few minutes early and was with us for over an hour. After talking with us for a bit, he shared from his past related to our issues without divulging anyone's medical history. He appeared knowledgable and was quite helpful in understanding the condition, the circumstances, the treatment and what the follow-up steps would be. He shared pertinent information and, after apologizing for being blunt, informed us on what to expect and what to do. I especially liked the fact that he mentioned God has a hand in what is happening and what the outcome will be. We both thought he was just great!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Valantas is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Temple University Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Michael R Valantas accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
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Locations & Directions

Internal Medicine Associates, 2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50, Anchorage, AK

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