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About Dr. Roger M Orth
Dr. Roger M Orth, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Atmore, AL. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Orth is affiliated with South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. Dr. Orth has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Roger M Orth 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.
- Celiac Disease
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Hepatitis C
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Ulcerative Colitis
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When going to see a doctor I don't expect to be looked up and down like a piece of meat nor do I expect to be talked to in a condescending manner. I have been suffering with GI issues for many years only to be told to eat a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Really?!?!? First of all I work in the nutrition field and besides that, don't you think after all these years I would have tried everything I know BEFORE going to see a specialist. How about some further testing to get to the root of the problem? A bowl of oatmeal WOW unreal! Do yourself a favor and steer clear of this doctor!
My father had been seeing Dr. Orth since he moved to Pensacola over a year ago. My father was diagnosed at Duke with Gastroparesis, paralyses of the stomach. My father's conditioned worsened so instead of seeing Dr. Orth for at least 3 months (after Dr. Orth's office said to call them if there was namny problems and they would get him in right away) he had to go to the ER and then was referred to see his PA. After this visit, they suggested he see a specialist in Orlando. After going to this specialist in Orlando (who is fabulous by the way), the specialist said there was no reason for Dr. Orth to refer him to Orlando where the surgery would be. This is a 6 hour drive that my parents have to spilt up as not able to drive that distance in one sitting. The simple fact that Dr. Orth could have done this very invasive procedure and keep my father close to his family in case of emergencies or difficulties with the surgery, he washed his hands and sent him away. This is very unprofessional and seems Dr. Orth does not genuinely care about his patients, lives up to promise, and is only truly in it for paycheck. Heaven help someone has a true emergency. He will send you away so not to be inconvenienced.
Overall rating would be a zero but that was not a choice. If you need a test done he is ok cause you are anesthetised. I called w an issue and was referred to a nurses voicemail . Left a message. Heard back two and a half weeks later. Meanwhile went to regular dr. The regular dr read dr Orths report and found the tone and verbage unprofessional. Orth is not good with people. His observations were good, but that is likely my only compliment. You will see his NP, not him if you make an appointment. She is much more likeable which is probably why he has you see her. Waiting time to be seen is usually 2-3 months. I do not recomend this Dr or his group. Sacred Heart is my choice of hospital, however I will go elswhere for GI care.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012)
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 Award (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.
Dr. Orth is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
41 Years Experience
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1977
Ucsd Medical Center
Dr. Roger M Orth accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & DirectionsAtmore Community Hospital, 401 Medical Park Dr, Atmore, AL
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