Dr. Camille Azar, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Azar
Accepting new patients

St. Mary-Corwin Physician Partners - Gastroenterology

1020 Lakeview Ave Pueblo, CO 81004

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(719) 557-3660

Dr. Camille Azar, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Pueblo, CO and has over 38 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Azar has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universite Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), Ufr De Medecine medical school in 1983. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Parkview Medical Center and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Azar to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Azar

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Azar treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Azar treats other conditions, please contact the office at (719) 557-3660.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Azar is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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High
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Very High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Azar is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Hepatitis C
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High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Azar is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Dysphagia
Esophageal Varices
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High
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Very High
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Azar is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Gastritis
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Azar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Azar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
CareOregon
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Kaiser Permanente
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
WellCare
WellCare PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

Dr. Azar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Azar

3.5

Based on 25 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
4%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
36%
(9)
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What went well
  • Office environment (20)
  • Appointment scheduling (19)
  • Staff friendliness (19)
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (8)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (7)
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My mother was a patient of his and he helped her as much as he possibly could. He was very blunt and to the point but friendly. Gave every bit of the best care he was capable of. I appriciate dr azar to the fullest
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Jessie culpepper in care of jolene culpepper – Dec 14, 2019
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Doctor is great and takes Medicare. But centura Heath will double change and will bill you and harass you .
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Dean Luttrell – Oct 16, 2019
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Dr. Azar in preforming my colonoscopy was very professional. Explaining that he had found cancer in the colon and also reassuring me that it was all contained within the colon wall. On the follow up visit he once again reassured me that the cancer could be dealt with fairly simply with surgery. He even went so far as to call the surgeon personally and get me set up with an appointment to see him. I appreciated his direct approach and humorous manner. Very satisfied with him and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Scott Briggs in Haswell, CO – Dec 08, 2018
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Today I was supposed to recieve an upper GI under sedation! There were many things wrong with this plan. It began with being over an hour late in starting! The doctor kept disappearing ( he also does this during office appointments) But today topped it all! Instead of waiting for the miniscule amount of medication to take effect....they started ( and ended) the procedure with me completely awake....and in quite a lot of pain! Both from my gut, and from tubes Down my throat scraping, gagging
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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
3 people found this helpful
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Connie Qualey in Cotopaxi, Colorado – Apr 06, 2018
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I have seen dr Azar for 4 yrs and wont see another dr. He helped my son when no other dr could find what was wrong with him. Dr. Azar is very unconventional and takes getting used to but he trully cares about his paitients.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Anne m in Pueblo – Apr 06, 2018
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Dr. Azar performed my colonoscopy at St. Mary Corwin’s GI Lab today. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would! I had put off having it done for 13 years because of an unpleasant experience during my first one back in North Carolina. Dr. Azar, and the staff at the GI Lab were wonderful! I recommend to anyone putting it off, go to Dr. Azar. You will find a warm, caring, and very experienced physician. The staff was friendly and professional. I received the very best care and I am grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • 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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Barbara Hevey in Pueblo, CO – Dec 30, 2017
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Preliminary appt. was VERY brief and the doctor talked more than he listened. After procedure , didn't here a word from him. Another doctor visited with my wife about results while I was still sedated. He never scheduled a follow up appointment either. Just said if there was a problem he would let me know. Not good enough. I actually did have irritation in my stomach tissue, just not cancer. I would still have liked to talk about it. Nurse wasn't helpful either when I later called office
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Pueblo, CO – Oct 18, 2017
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My Wife was a patient of Dr. Azar. When she was admitted into the Hospital. He would not come to see her. I called him 8 times in four days to talk t o him bout her treatment and medication -- he would not call me back - - When we went to his office he gave me a phone number to call. While she was in the hospital I called that number but he still refused to return my calls. A few weeks later My wife passed away waiting for him to come and see her or talking to me about her situation
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • 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
11 people found this helpful
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WIk in Pueblo, CO – Nov 26, 2016
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While an Inpatient at St Mary Corwin for Gi issues I was seen by Dr Azar several times. I had several procedures done Inpatient. I was supposed to see the Dr a few weeks after release to go over the procedures, results, and begin treatment. When the time came to see the Dr after release the front office staff was very rude and refused to see me. Due to having a balance at the hospital (but not this doctor) they would not see me for my followup un
What went well
  • Office environment
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
11 people found this helpful
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Justin in Pueblo co – Feb 26, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a Centura Health Physician Group provider at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center, I believe in treating the whole person rather than a single illness or...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University of Toronto / Faculty of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Long Island College Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Sacred Heart Hosp
Internship Hospital
1983
Universite Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), Ufr De Medecine
Medical School
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Awards

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Is Dr. Camille Azar, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Camille Azar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Azar frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Liver Disease, and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Azar specializes.

Where is Dr. Camille Azar, MD's office located?

Dr. Azar's office is located at 1020 Lakeview Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

St. Mary-Corwin Physician Partners - Gastroenterology

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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Parkview Medical Center

Pueblo, CO

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

1 Award Received

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

Colorado Springs, CO

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

13 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center

Pueblo, CO

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

St. Thomas More Hospital

Canon City, CO

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)