Dr. April Ulmer, MD

Pediatric GastroenterologyFemaleAge 50

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. April Ulmer, MD is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Gulfport, MS and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University of Mississippi in 1998. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Merit Health Biloxi and Ochsner Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. April Ulmer, MD

Kids and Tummies

401 Cowan Rd # B Gulfport, MS 39507
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

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Care Philosophy

"As mothers and healthcare providers, we understand that your children are your most precious possessions.  That's why at Kids And Tummies, we believe in partnering with our families to ensure that their young on..."

- Dr. April Ulmer, MD

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Ulmer's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Pain
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Dr. Ulmer treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Ulmer treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Constipation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ulmer treats Constipation more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Ulmer treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Nausea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ulmer treats Nausea more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ulmer treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Ulmer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Pinworm
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Ulmer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ulmer

4.0

Based on 23 ratings

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My daughter has been thru the ringer and I must say, from day one, Dr. ULMER has been amazing! I dont know what half these reviews are speaking of but that isnt the same ulmer we see! My daughter also isnt the only one is our family to see her. We found a food allergen, went to the allergist and figured out our issues! Thank u doc! Your truly a blessing!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Kimp – Jul 17, 2019
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She knows my son has a food allergy and not getting to the root cause of chronic constipation. She is just shoving miralax down his throat to put a bandaid on the problem. When he takes it he has watery diarrhea 15 times a day and she wants me to just continuing doing that.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 26, 2018
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I saw Dr. Ulmar at GI Associates as a Pediatric patient where I underwent several procedures and she diagnosed me with Crohn's Disease. I was on 4 pills, three times a day for almost 10 years. When I got to an adult doctor I was informed there was never any sign of Crohn's disease in any of the procedures I had done. The endless amount of money and suffering I went through as a child to later learn I was misdiagnosed. I was not the only patient she misdiagnosed according to GI Associates.
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Mar 14, 2018
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Her staff is awful. Communication with the patient is spotty at best. Follow up is non existent.
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 06, 2018
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Dr. Ulmer is absolutely wonderful. She is knowledgeable, professional, and has a great "bedside manner." She explains clearly what is happening and what needs to be done with humility and kindness. My child suffered with stomach problems for 17 yrs, and Dr. Ulmer has helped her when no one else could. If I could give a hundred more stars, I would! Her staff is very friendly, helpful, and courteous as well.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 02, 2018
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Extra long waits, or communication for follow ups, staff seems not to know what they are talking about. Dr doesn’t seem to truly care about helping kids.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Biloxi, MS – Oct 13, 2017
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Dr. Ulmer is EXCEPTIONAL! My children love how comfortable she made them feel from the second she walked into the room. She is a mother and her bedside manner shows she has compassion for her patients. She thoroughly evaluated my children and took measures to get answers. My 5 year old was very nervous about his procedure and she calmed his anxiety with her tender hands and soft voice. She is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Terria Held in Ocean Springs, MS – Mar 30, 2017
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Best doctor ever! Not afraid to think outside the box for difficult to treat patients. Takes the time to really listen to your concerns and wants to help. She found the answers to my son's problems when every other doctor just brushed us off. She is a true gem and we need more caring physicians like Dr. Ulmer. She is not afraid to spend the time with her patients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Sarah in Hattiesburg, MS – Feb 22, 2017
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From the first visit, Dr. Ulmer has been wonderful. Very thorough and knowledgeable. Her bedside manner is great. I would recommend her to any parent.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mar 26, 2016
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She is awesome! Knowledgeable with a great bedside manner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
4 people found this helpful
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Feb 12, 2016
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Care Philosophy

As mothers and healthcare providers, we understand that your children are your most precious possessions.  That's why at Kids And Tummies, we believe...Read more

Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Education

2007
State University Of New York
Fellowship Hospital
2004
Geisinger Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2000
Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Internship Hospital
1998
University of Mississippi
Medical School
1998
University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Xavier University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. April Ulmer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ulmer frequently treats Abdominal Pain, Constipation, and Nausea. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ulmer treats.

Where is Dr. April Ulmer, MD's office located?

Dr. Ulmer's office is located at 401 Cowan Rd # B, Gulfport, MS 39507. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Kids and Tummies

Kids and Tummies401 Cowan Rd # B Gulfport, MS 39507
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The Tummy Dr., Jackson, MS

Main1225 N State St Jackson, MS 39202
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ulmer is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Merit Health Biloxi

Biloxi, MS

55% Patients that would definitely recommend, 15% lower than the national average

Ochsner Medical Center

New Orleans, LA

76% Patients that would definitely recommend, 6% higher than the national average

19 Awards Received

Singing River Gulfport

Gulfport, MS

65% Patients that would definitely recommend, 5% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)