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About Dr. John M West

Dr. John M West, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Athens, GA. He has 44 years of experience. His specialties include Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. West has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 5 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. John M West is Excellent. Dr. John M West has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 5 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. John M West is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Atlanta Gastroenterology

340 N Milledge Ave
Athens, GA 30601
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Specialties

Dr. John M West has the following 2 specialties

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Expertise

    10 Expertise

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

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Reviews

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Non-responsiveness from staff reflects poorly on this office.

Dr. West is highly competent. He is kind, takes time to explain, and I have high confidence in him.

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Dr. West is the best!

I have been impressed with Dr. West's knowledge (education and experience) for 30 years. I would choose him over any other specialist. And, he has a tremendous resource in his physician's assistant. Both outstanding.

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Dr. is wonderful
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Retired

Excellent doctor, PA is also excellent, highly recommended. Best throat job I've ever had.

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Outstanding

Dr. West diagnosed me with liver disease in 2002. He has always been very warm, very caring, and has taken all the time I've needed. One memory that really stands out: My husband always went with me to discuss problems and treatments. He died unexpectedly between visits. Dr. West came in the exam room, looked around, and said, "Hey, where's Chuck?" I'll never forget the look of utter horror on Dr. West's face when I told him Chuck had died. The man cares about his patients, and cares deeply. He's absolutely excellent all around.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award (2009, 2011, 2010, 2015, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2012)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2015, 2014)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Education

    44 Years Experience

  • University Of Miami Leonard M Miller School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1974

  • University Hospital South Texas Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. John M West accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Open Access POS Alternate Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice HMO
    • BCBS GA Blue Choice PPO
    • BCBS GA Blue Open Access POS
    • BCBS GA BlueChoice Option POS
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry CoventryOne - GA
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Atlanta Gastroenterology, 340 N Milledge Ave, Athens, GA

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