Dr. Charles Loewe, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 67
  
Dr. Loewe
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

center for digestive diseases

2068 Hawthorne St Ste 202 Sarasota, FL 34239

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(941) 952-9223

Dr. Charles Loewe, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Loewe has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Pancreatic Disease, and Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Lakewood Ranch Medical Center and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Loewe to book an appointment.


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Dr. Loewe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
BlueDental Choice
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Practice Areas

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.

Typically treats 96% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Esophagitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Reflux Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Reflux Esophagitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Pancreatic Disease

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

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Pancreatitis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Pancreatitis more than 69% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 69% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 84% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cholelithiasis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Cholelithiasis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Gallstones more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Cholecystitis and Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

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.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 32 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Loewe treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Loewe treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Loewe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • 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
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Loewe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Loewe

4.3

Based on 95 ratings

5 Stars
78.94736842105263%
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4 Stars
2.1052631578947367%
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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He might have a good reputation, and he might even be a great doctor, but he and his staff are terrible at follow-up. I went in for some tests 10 days ago and was told the results would be ready in two days. I have called three times and can only get a machine. Have left three messages. No call back. Terrible.
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Jun 17, 2020
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I am an RN for many years and, in my opinion, Dr. Loewe is the worst physician I have ever encountered. He behaved arrogantly, bragged about himself, and was of ZERO help to me as a new patient. I would caution anyone who is looking for a gastroenterologist to steer clear of Dr. Loewe! When I tried to get a different gastroenterologist, I was unable to see any MDs in Florida Digestive Health Specialists' system without going through a bureaucratic approval process because of FDHS' apparent monopoly of approximately 24 "care centers" statewide in Florida with approximately 70 "providers."
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May 28, 2020
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I did not have to wait long an appointment. Dr. Loewe listened to my complaints and was fine with my getting another opinion from a gastroenterologist at Tampa General/USF with whom I'd met before & had already scheduled an appointment before starting with Dr. Loewe. His staff, especially Brooke, has been very responsive, kind & easy to work with. I feel well taken care of which I have not found to be the case with other gastroenterologists in Sarasota.
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May 06, 2020
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Dr Lowe saved my life. I consulted him for treatment of hepatitis C. To be thorough, he did an ultrasound of my liver and abdomen. He observed a mass on my left kidney and immediately referred me to a urologist. A CT scan showed a very large tumor encompassing my entire kidney. After a radical nephrectomy, it was confirmed that it was a stage 3-4 cancerous tumor. I had no symptoms and had Dr Lowe not been as thorough, the cancer would have eventually spread and taken my life. Thank you Dr Lowe.
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Feb 06, 2020
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Had a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The Doc was excellent at communication before and after the procedure. Next office visit was also a pleasure as he is generous with his time in order to answer all my questions. Five stars from me
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Mark – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr. Charles Loewe has been my Gastro Physician for the past 15 years since I have been living in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Loewe has done procedures on me at the Center for Endoscopy on Tamiami Trail and also at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. At his Center, his staff, facility and services are by far much better than at the SMH hospital.  The center is immaculate. I have never had any side effects of anesthesia or mouth guard irritations at his Center. Dr. Loewe has always carefully explained what he will be doing prior to and after the procedure. Follow-up visits in this office have always been excellent with him taking his time to explain the results, answering all questions and even giving some suggestions.  His website is full of information and is user friendly. Dr. Loewe is a leader and innovator in his field.
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William H. Sayers – Sep 17, 2019
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I have complete faith in Dr. Loewe. I trust his knowledge and experience. In 2016 he discovered a major problem after reviewing my endoscopy/colonoscopy. If it were not for him, I would not be here today to write this review. Thank you Dr. Loewe, you saved my life.
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Andrew Roman, Sarasota, FL 9/10/19 – Sep 10, 2019
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Dr. Loewe has been my gastroenterologist for many years. He and his staff are A+ and I always feel comfortable. In my opinion, Dr. Loewe is the best bar none and his staff is equally the best.
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Catherine – Jul 24, 2019
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After suffering from undiagnosed microscopic lymphocytic colitis for 5-10 years and going to other gastroenterologists and having multiple colonoscopies, MRIs, x-rays, CT-scans, I was referred to Dr. Loewe. He diagnosed my problem and started me on a drug therapy. My quality of life is improving.
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May 30, 2019
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I tried to have a visit and started calling on 3-15-19 and LM that day and ask for a return call and not to call on a wed. Lm with both tel #'s Christina calls back on a wed on my home phone. I call back again on 3-21-19 and again still no return call. At this point after being with Dr. Loewe for 25 yrs I am seeking another gastrologist office that is more efficient. Sorry
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Mar 26, 2019
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Dr. Loewe is caring and smart. More importantly, he listens to his patients . (At least he listened to me.) He then makes medical decisions based not only on his own opinion but also on the patient's. How wonderful!
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Beverly Fertig in Sarasota, FL – Feb 21, 2019
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Dr. Loewe was an excellent listener, answered all questions and gave me a solution other gastroenterologists had not thought of. He helped my condition significantly. His staff was also excellent.
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Toby L. in SARASOTA, FL – Jan 24, 2019
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As an Ulcerative Colitis sufferer, I had run the gamut of doctors and medications. Dr. Loewe is my mother's trusted specialist, and he was the next place I turned. He spent time with me, discussed a new plan of care, and explained my diagnosis and prognosis well. I am happy to report I am a new person, on the right medications, and positive about my future with this disease. His medical staff was excellent at guiding me though any questions, and was always available. I am overjoyed!
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Jennifer, RN in Naples, FL – Nov 29, 2018
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After an emergency visit to the hospital I was fortunate enough to be referred by SMH to Dr. Loewe. As a new resident of Sarasota and a recovering colon cancer surgery patient, I did not have a GI doctor in Florida. Dr. Loewe did a thorough job of looking at my medical records from my previous doctor and helping me address the after-effects of my surgery.
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Bill in Venice – Sep 19, 2018
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Last year I was having problems swallowing and my GP recommended that I see Dr. Loewe. Dr. Loewe preformed an endoscopy on me and I am now free of any problems with my esophagus. I really like how thoroughly Dr. Loewe explained the procedure that he would be doing and made me feel at ease. I found that his entire staff was kind, friendly and efficient.
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Van Waters in Sarasota, FL – Jun 23, 2018
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Dr. Loewe is an excellent GI physician. I would highly recommend him. He has done several endoscopic procedures for me in the past, and I feel his skill has saved me from a serious surgical procedure! His advice has been right on the mark, and he spends time and answers any questions I have. Again, highly recommend.
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Diane in Sarasota, Fl – May 11, 2018
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I have been to Dr. Loewe twice and found him efficient, friendly and knowledgeable. I have had a digestive problems for years and he gave me advise, diet suggestions and medication and it cleared up and has not returned.
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Norma in Arcadia. Fl. – May 03, 2018
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EXTORTION!!!!!! BUYER BEWARE!!!!!! As soon as I received the bill I called billing to set up payment plan. Called 4 times in 1 month to pay bill but no return call. On 5th calI finally reached Maria in billing and tried to make a payment but she said she could not set up payment plan because I owed too much money and it would take too long to pay. Maria said I had to pay the total of my bill of $1500.00 in 2 months or they will turn me over to collections. EXTORTION!! BUYER BEWARE
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ANDREW in Sarasota – Apr 30, 2018
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Patients beware!!!!!!!! This facility uses EXTORSION!!!!!!!!!!!! We saw Dr. Loewe and had several tests at this facility. When seen, we informed Dr. Loewe that all would be paid out of pocket because of high deductible. As soon as I received bill I called Mildred in billing to set up payment plan. I told Maria in billing I wanted to pay bill but needed a payment plan. Maria said I COULD NOT SET UP PAYMENT PLAN AND I had 2 months to pay $1500.00 or they were turning us over to collections. !!
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Misti Long in Sarasota, Florida – Apr 29, 2018
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Just had my second experience with Dr. Loewe and his staff. Very professional, friendly, reassuring, peasant and more. Colonoscopies are not something we're thrilled about experiencing but if you have to, Dr.Loewe is THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN!!! I would NEVER trust anyone else with this important procedure. Thank you Dr. Loewe and Staff for all you do!!!
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About Me

our mission is to provide a center for excellence; provide practice guidelines for quality of life; safety; financial security and all aspects of digestive health

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Nutrition
  • Therapy Endoscopy

Education

1983
Med College Va
Fellowship Hospital
1983
instructor in medicine/staff physician
1980
Med Coll Va/Med Coll Va Hosp
Residency Hospital
1979
Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1974
Queens College
Undergraduate School

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  • Does Dr. Loewe offer an online patient portal?

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Practice

center for digestive diseases2068 Hawthorne St Ste 202 Sarasota, FL 34239
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Florida Digestive Health Specialists

Sarasota Center for Digestive Disease2068 Hawthorne St Ste 101 Sarasota, FL 34239
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    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Lakewood Ranch Medical Center

Lakewood Ranch, FL

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

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

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