Dr. Bernard J. Powers, MD

Dr. Bernard J. Powers, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 65 years old

Dr. Powers graduated, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and attended New York Medical College on a Naval Health Professions Scholarship. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His Internship and Residency were at Boston City Hospital. Thereafter, he spent eight years in the Navy: four in Hawaii, two in a gastroenterology fellowship at Bethesda Naval Hospital and two at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where he served as Division Head of Gastroenterology. Dr. Powers first began practice in Colorado in 1987 and has joined South Denver in 2004, after spending two years in the Philadelphia area at Villanova. Areas of interest include medical informatics, irritable bowel syndrome and advanced endoscopy. He has served the Arapahoe Medical Society as chairman of the Patient Advocacy Committee, a member of the Professional Review Committee and as a delegate to the Colorado Medical Society.Read more

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Effective communication is prerequisite for good medical care. Not all problems are easy to solve and not all clinical questions have answers. I will do my best to apply the science in my field to serve the interest of those patients for whom it can provide benefit. I can neither endorse or discourage "alternative" health concepts since, generally, there is insufficient science behind the claims that are being made, one way or the other.Read more

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Dr. Powers graduated, cum laude, from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and attended New York Medical College on a Naval Health Professions Scholarship. He was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His Internship and Residency were at Boston City Hospital. Thereafter, he spent eight years in the Navy: four in Hawaii, two in a gastroenterology fellowship at Bethesda Naval Hospital and two at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, where he served as Division Head of Gastroenterology. Dr. Powers first began practice in Colorado in 1987 and has joined South Denver in 2004, after spending two years in the Philadelphia area at Villanova. Areas of interest include medical informatics, irritable bowel syndrome and advanced endoscopy. He has served the Arapahoe Medical Society as chairman of the Patient Advocacy Committee, a member of the Professional Review Committee and as a delegate to the Colorado Medical Society.

Dr. Powers' Care Philosophy

Effective communication is prerequisite for good medical care. Not all problems are easy to solve and not all clinical questions have answers. I will do my best to apply the science in my field to serve the interest of those patients for whom it can provide benefit. I can neither endorse or discourage "alternative" health concepts since, generally, there is insufficient science behind the claims that are being made, one way or the other.

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Boston City Hosp

    Completed in 1976

  • Residency Hospital
    Boston City Hospital

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda
  • Undergraduate School
    State University of New York / Health Science Center At Stony Brook

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Therapeutic ERCP