Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 47

  

Dr. Bharat Pothuri, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Cypress, TX. He specializes in gastroenterology.


Dr. Pothuri's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pothuri

3.9

Based on 78 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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The whole staff was sick with the flu and still working. Even though certain medications lower your immune system from fighting flu, infections and more. Did not like that at all. The doctor basically did not want help my son with medication refill or start new treatment until he did colonoscopy and endoscopy. My son was already suffering with symptoms and needed relief. And he basically sent us away. I felt he did not care for my son's well being. And found a different doctor. He was able to help him get back to normal and only requested for endoscopy. And provided the medication on first visit. Find a doctor that cares for your well being.
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He was professional, wise and kind. His office staff just ok, I did colonoscopy with him. I would see him again
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Acceptable. Does not explain diet needed for IBS. At first tried to blame my IBS on anxiety. Didn't like that.
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Dr. Pothuri was very thorough with his exam and explanations of treatments and procedures. He was also empathetic. Was able to take care of my problem very quickly.
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I have been once. The appointment went well. Dr. Pothuri seems caring & competent. Scheduled Eso scope procedure. I have needed to talk to office a couple of times about it. THEY NEVER ANSWER THEIR PHONES. You are sent to automated voice answering system to leave a message. It is very irritating and I would consider not going forward with him because of that.
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Dr. Pothuri is the BEST GI doctor around! First, he got me in the same day I called. Second, he expedited my appointment with my insurance company. He is very professional, patient, and really listens to your concerns. We believe we have diagnosed my issue :) Should have require to see another GI doctor, i will most defiantly see Dr. Pothuri! Thank you SO much for everything!! ****The ONLY issue is the office does not answer phone calls, which makes it difficult to schedule appointments
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Wonderful experience with Dr Pothuri and his staff, Very professional, top notch. My procedure was painless and very detailed. Dr Pothuri is very caring. Always taking time to answer all my questions.
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I was a new patient of Dr. Pothuri for a colon screening and had no issues after procedure. Dr. Pothuri is a good doctor from my experience and I have had 2 prior Gastro Doctors due to insurance changes. I would Recommend Dr. Pothuri .
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Wonderful experience with Dr Pothuri and his staff, Very professional, top notch. My procedure was painless and very detailed. Dr Pothuri is very caring with a wonderful bedside manner? Always taking time to answer all my questions.
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After a lovely Christmas Day colon prep - me and my hubby had dueling colonoscopies the next day! Dr. Pothuri is a great doctor! Highly recommended
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(832) 913-5000

Dr. Pothuri accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Enterprise Group
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
HealthSmart
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Principal Life
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
WellCare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Pothuri's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pothuri treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pothuri treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Ulcer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pothuri treats Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pothuri treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diarrhea
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pothuri treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pothuri treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Pothuri's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Defenders Of The Digestive System...

We aim to "ACT" Accurately diagnose Comfort Treat

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
Medical School
1991
University Of Massachusetts
Residency Hospital
1991
University Of Massachusetts
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Telugu
  • English

Awards

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73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)