Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 59
  
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) 377-4009

Dr. Dennis Kokenes, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Charlotte, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kokenes has more experience with 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 - Presbyterian Medical Center and Novant Health Huntersville 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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(704) 377-4009

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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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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 90% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokenes treats Esophageal Diseases more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Kokenes treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokenes treats Esophagitis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kokenes treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokenes treats Dysphagia more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kokenes treats this condition more than 92% 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 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 18 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokenes treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Kokenes treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokenes treats Esophagitis more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Kokenes treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kokenes treats Stomach Diseases more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Kokenes treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

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Dr. Kokenes' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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4.6

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Upbeat, kind, professional. A+ for making this an easy procedure to go through.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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 Charlotte Region and was the founding board member and former treasurer of the North Carolina Soc...

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

  • Greek
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Charlotte Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Charlotte Gastro- Ballantyne15830 Ballantyne Medical Pl Ste 175 Charlotte, NC 28277
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  • Hours
    • 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

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Novant Health - Presbyterian Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

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

  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

Huntersville, NC

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

Matthews, NC

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

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019)