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About Dr. Theodore G Gourdin MD
Dr. Theodore G Gourdin, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Charleston, SC, with other offices in Summerville, SC and Charleston, SC (and 1 other location). He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Gourdin is affiliated with Roper Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Theodore G Gourdin has 4 locations
1962 Charlie Hall Blvd
Charleston, SC 29414
328 Midland Pkwy
Summerville, SC 29485
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Dr. Theodore G Gourdin 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. Theodore G Gourdin has the following 10 expertise
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Abdominal Pain
- Celiac Disease
- Hepatitis C
- Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
- Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Theodore G Gourdin - Posted on July 19th, 2017
It's corporate greed vs human body
Self-verified patient of Dr. Theodore G Gourdin - Posted on January 19th, 2016
Dr gourdins office from beginning to end is strictly about income. I have federal employees health insurance which paid for the procedure, but they insisted on some sort of payment up front. After insurance paid them, I was owed a refund. It was difficult to get the refund. It took over a month. The staff is rude, reciting the doldrums of procedures, while pushing papers to sign. Dr Gourdin does not allow questioning. The office "visit" was never completed in my view. He seems very impatient. He left the room in what i thought was about less than 2 minutes. I thought he was going to return and allow me the time to "consult" with him, concerning my stomach. He didnt come back in. During actual procedure, he didn't return to answer questions again! My husband asked why my ear was bleeding . The nurse didnt know and went to ask dr. He didnt check me and told nurse to put ice on it, as it was swollen to the size of a "grape"!!! When sedative wore off, both throat and ear were painful. Next day found he had crushed my ear and my uvula during procedure. Ear swelling went down, but throat was on fire. Again Dr. Gourdin didn't check me. I could not tolerate the pain so the rude nurse sent me to Dr Ironess. Dr Ironess tried to pass it off as an "infection", but his expression said otherwise..he had the look of "uh-oh". He called my ENT and gave his version. The ENT said to prescribe antibiotics. It left me unsettled, so after leaving the office i immediately drove over to see my ENT. After examination he confirmed wrongdoing. He said it was trauma to my throat from the procedure.. He gave me a cortisone shot. The uvula fell off in about a week after the trauma.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Theodore G Gourdin - Posted on January 14th, 2016
I have never had a doctor be so disrespectful and blow me off the way this doctor did. I came to him because he was highly recommended but will never, ever go to him again or any other doctor in his practice for that matter. My chief compliant was severe abdominal pain on my right side. Dr. G spent about 2 minutes in the exam room with me where he chit-chatted about everything other than my pain and then ordered two very costly tests, a CT scan and colonoscopy, without even discussing other options with me. We never discussed my pain or possible causes for my pain. I had the CT scan which found no significant results but before having the colonoscopy scheduled a follow up appointment with him to discuss my symptoms further before following through with this costly test. I explained to him that financially, it would be better for me to explore other options before jumping right to the colonoscopy but he immediately began to attack me stating that if I wasn't going to agree to the colonoscopy that he basically couldn't help me. I was perfectly willing to move forward with this test but I just wanted to have a discussion about it before doing so. He immediately told me that we obviously didn't have a good "relationship" and that I should probably find another provider. I took my mother with me to this appointment thankfully and she said she was glad she went because she never would have believed how rude he was had she not seen it herself. He told me that my experience was not his fault and that I was to blame for my dissatisfaction. He never apologized for any miscommunications we may have had or said "what can we do to make this right." He basically pushed me out the door and said to go somewhere else. I will never, ever, ever recommend this physician to anyone and my entire family will go elsewhere. Charleston GI is a colonoscopy mill and the doctors are so rich and busy that they don't care about providing good care to their patients or losing them.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Theodore G Gourdin - Posted on February 22nd, 2012
I spent a total of 10 minutes tops with this doctor. Didn't even address my issues just basically pushed me off to another doctor somewhere else. Did not even give me a physical exam even though pain was a major issue then wrote a report and billed my insurance company for a complete exam and said my abdomen was soft and non tender and he never even touched me! He is supposed to be a specialist and I have never seen a doctor as rushed and felt so brushed off as he made me feel. "Acted" very friendly but never did anything!
Dr. Gourdin is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
33 Years Experience
Medical University Of South Carolina College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital
Dr. Theodore G Gourdin Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS South Carolina
- BCBS South Carolina
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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