Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Kokenes
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology

15830 Ballantyne Medical Pl Ste 175 Charlotte, NC 28277

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(704) 377-0246

Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kokenes has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kokenes to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kokenes is affiliated with Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Matthews, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kokenes

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kokenes treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kokenes treats other conditions, please contact the office at (704) 377-0246.

Pancreatic Disease

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

Dr. Kokenes 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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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. Kokenes 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
Reflux Esophagitis
Dysphagia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gas-Bloat Syndrome
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Esophagitis
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Kokenes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • 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
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Kokenes accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Centene
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Healthcare of the Carolinas
Coventry Health Care of the Carolinas, Inc. HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Kokenes' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kokenes

4.6

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
88.23529411764706%
(15)
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (15)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (1)
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He is the greatest. He is friendly and sympathectic and listens carefully.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Bernadette Wertley – Jan 13, 2021
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Upbeat, kind, professional. A+ for making this an easy procedure to go through.
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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Nov 27, 2019
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He cared my overall well-being, not just GI health. After listening to me, he, very tactfully, told things I needed to be told, such as to lose weight. He explains everything well so that facts are easily understood, including the "why." Also, he has an excellent bedside manner and keeps me at ease.
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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Ann W. – Oct 29, 2019
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As a doctor I’m very critical of other doctors. Dr Kokenes is what I would call a “doctor’s doctor.” First rate!
What went well
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What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Apr 26, 2019
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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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David in York, SC – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Kokenes listens to me and has a great sense of humor. I’m so glad I switched over to this practice a year ago and they gave me an appointment with him.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Marcia D'Aprile in Weddington, NC – Dec 11, 2018
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My experience was very positive and I would recommend highly of Dr. Kokenes to family and friends.This has been my most satisfying medical interaction in my 74 years.
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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Hoyt Bob Zimmerman in Charlotte, NC – Mar 14, 2018
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Dr Kokenes is great. His scheduler, however, is inept. The incompetence in itself would be tolerable if it were not accompanied by a complete lack of contrition or empathy. I will not return to this practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
2 people found this helpful
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Andrena Wilkins in Charlotte, NC – Oct 23, 2017
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I have been a dietitian for 20 years and worked with literally hundreds of doctors and I met Dr. K today as a patient and I think he is my favorite doctor ever! Wonderful sense of humor, explains things clearly, extremely knowledgeable, etc. If you need a GI doc...choose him!
What went well
  • 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
15 people found this helpful
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Janet B in Charlotte, NC – Sep 09, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Kokenes has taken an active role in Charlotte's medical community. He previously served as board member of the Hospice and Palliative Care...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Emory University
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Boston City Hospital-Boston University
Residency Hospital
1988
Boston City Hospital-Boston University
Internship Hospital
1987
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1983
Duke University
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Greek

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD's office located?

Dr. Kokenes' office is located at 15830 Ballantyne Medical Pl Ste 175, Charlotte, NC 28277. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD speak?

Dr. Kokenes speaks Greek and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Charlotte Gastro- Ballantyne15830 Ballantyne Medical Pl Ste 175 Charlotte, NC 28277
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Huntersville, NC

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Matthews, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)