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About Dr. Stephen G Abshire
Dr. Stephen G Abshire, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lafayette, LA. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Abshire is affiliated with Abbeville General Hospital. Dr. Abshire has received 1 award. He speaks English.
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Dr. Stephen G Abshire 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. Stephen G Abshire has the following 10 expertise
- Abdominal Pain
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Celiac Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
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I first visited this office due to possible Celiac/Gluten induced issues including chronic IBS which caused the worst hemorrhoids that I have ever experienced. After my Colonoscopy there was never a mention of internal hemorrhoids until I brought it up on a follow-up appointment specifically scheduled for banding of said internal hemorrhoids. I trust that Doctor Abshire is a fairly knowledgeable doctor, but the fact that he relies so heavily on his office staff makes this place a challenge to get adequate care. I am now in extreme pain following my first banding and have had to contact them multiple times to see about scheduling my second banding and to identify the reason for the pain. I suggest that this office spending more time on patient relationships and stop acting like a medical factory.
I first saw Dr. Abshire in the summer of 2010. For my appointment I never actually saw the Dr. I met with his PA. I told her my problems and we ended up scheduling a colonoscopy. The day of the colonoscopy I went in and laid eyes on the Dr. for the first time right before the procedure. He said a few words before and talked afterward, but I don't remember any of it because of the meds they had me on. There was never really a follow up appointment and the information given directly after the procedure was vague at best. Basically, it seemed like he did not know what was wrong with me. I have continued to have problems up until present, May 2013. I called to schedule an appointment and the nurse called me back and told me they would not see me because me records had been transferred to another gastro in town. I vaguely remember having these records transferred in 2012. I told her I just wanted to make an appointment and she told me they would not see me because I had my records transferred. She was very rude and said it matter of factly, like I had done something wrong. She told me I was not under there care any longer. I told her I was never under their care, I'm under the care of my family physician. I have never heard of anything like this. If you are looking for a Dr. that you have 1 on 1 interaction with and are really looking for some answers and help, I would not suggest going to see this guy. It has been the worst Dr. experience I have ever had.
I switched to Dr. abshire in 2002. Told he was the best. And he was. Then in the last 2 years it has become a circus act. He is no longer "my doctor". Instead this medical office is being ran by Nurse Practitioners. I have seen my doctor One time in 2 years ! Very unpropressional and rude. I was there just 3 months ago. Now I need an authorization for a refill. But I have to go back in for the office visit to be seen first. For a medicine Dr. Abshire prescribed 8 years ago. I have been out for a week already. They did not reply to the Pharmacy. I had to call for two days. Then the receptionist told me the N.P. said I can go in at 8:15 tomorrow morning. I will drag myself there before I go to Physical Therapy. If you actually see the doctor it is okay. That will be your First visit and when you have basic procedures done. Other than that get ready for the circus.
I left 3 voicemails since I wasn't allowed to speak to a live person because I was considered a "new patient." They forwarded me to the "New Patient Department" which was basically a voicemail service asking for information & to speak S L O W L Y...I did that!! Three times!! Still have not heard from this office regarding an appointment. I am in constant pain and was told that Dr. Abshire is the "best of the best" when it comes to figuring out what is wrong and correctly treating it...quickly. Well, that must be the only "quick" thing that happens because speaking to someone or getting an appointment surely isn't QUICK!!!!
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Dr. Abshire is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
46 Years Experience
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1972
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation
Dr. Stephen G Abshire accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS LA BlueConnect HMO POS
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsGASTROENTEROLOGY CLINIC OF ACADIANA LLC, 1211 Coolidge Blvd Ste 303, Lafayette, LA
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