About Dr. Ralph J Katsman

Dr. Ralph J Katsman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Tacoma, WA, with other offices in Federal Way, WA and Tacoma, WA . He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Katsman is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center and MultiCare Auburn Medical Center. Dr. Katsman has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

16 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Ralph J Katsman is Great. Dr. Ralph J Katsman has been rated by 16 patients. From those 16 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Ralph J Katsman is 4.2 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

DIGESTIVE HEALTH SPECIALISTS

3209 S 23rd St Ste 340
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 272-5127

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Washington Gastroenterology-Federal Way

33915 1st Way S Ste 200
Federal Way, WA 98003
(253) 838-9839

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DIGESTIVE HEALTH SPECIALISTS

2202 S Cedar St Ste 330
Tacoma, WA 98405
(253) 272-5127

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Specialties

Dr. Ralph J Katsman 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.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Ralph J Katsman has the following 11 expertise

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

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Five Stars

He took very serious the symptoms I shared with him, unlike others I have seen. Believe I may finally get taken care of.

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Five Stars

The whole staff at Digestive Health Specialists were so accommodating and friendly!

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    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.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Hospital Affiliations

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

  • Education

    32 Years Experience

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • University Of Minnesota Health Care System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Ralph J Katsman accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Group Health Coop
    • Group Health Coop Alliant Plus Connect
    • Group Health Coop Core
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera Heritage and Heritage Plus 1
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
    • Premera MultiCare Connected Care
    • Premera NW PHYS Network: Personal Care
  • Regence Health Plans
    • Regence WA Preferred Provider Network
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Ralph J Katsman

Dr. Ralph Katsman received his undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and received his Medical Doctorate from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He went on to complete his Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine, a Fellowship in Gastroenterology, and a 3rd-Tier Gastroenterology Fellowship in Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Dr. Katsman is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has served on the Medical Staff Executive Committee of the Franciscan Health Systems and served two terms as the Chief of the Department of Medicine at St. Francis Hospital. Dr. Katsman enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, as well as running and playing tennis and basketball.

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