Dr. Donald Garrow, MD

Dr. Donald Garrow, MD

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Age 45
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Dr. Donald Garrow, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Punta Gorda, FL and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine in 2001 and specializes in gastroenterology and hepatology.

6210 Scott St Unit 216

Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

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

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Duodenal Ulcer
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrow treats Duodenal Ulcer more than 100% of his peers

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

Diverticulitis, Intestinal
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Dr. Garrow treats Diverticulitis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

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

Liver Damage from Alcohol
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Garrow treats Liver Damage from Alcohol more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Garrow'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
  • Anorectal Manometry
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • 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
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • High Resolution Esophageal Manometry
  • Ileus
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • 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
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Endotherapy
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Tube Feeding
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Garrow takes pride in providing world class local care,sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.  He is committed to delivering quality, compassionate and dedicated care to all patients and our community.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

Board Certifications

Education

2010
Med University SC
Fellowship Hospital
2007
MUSC Med Ctr
2004
University Nc Chapel Hill/New Hanover Med Center
Residency Hospital
2004
University NC/New Hanover Reg Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
2001
Ross University / School of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Medical School
1997
Suny Buffalo Millard Filmore Gates Hosp
Undergraduate School
2010
2007
2004
2004
2001
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • English

Awards

Dr. Garrow's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Garrow

4.0

Based on 68 reviews

5 Stars
75%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
1.4705882352941178%
(1)
1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(16)

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At first he seemed very knowledgeable and eager to be my physician. After my problems have persisted he just lacked any love for being a dr anymore and it showed. My pancreas issues are still not solved they have worsened. Now I have blood clots in my arms and a slew of other issues. Wish it went back to the first time I met him. I am a patient who needed attention to fix my issue. When I was released I ended right back up in a different hospital having emergency surgery from the stent placement
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in my opinion , this man is a genius ! he has saved my life! very professional and very personable . has always kept me on top of my health and how to take care of myself when living day to day. his staff is also the same, very personable ,every time I call my calls are answered ! he gets a 10 from me.
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My husband went to Dr. Garrow for a Endoscope. He spent alot of time with us explaining the treatment plan and goals. He is fantastic and also his office staff too.
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He has lost his compassion for his patients.....he acted like he just did not care. Bayfront that he is associated with is a terrible place to be....and it is dirty!!!! I would never trust my health care to him again....he let me down and another doctor had to come to my rescue...shame on you Dr. Garrow.
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Wait for a month for an apt. after you see them they dont return calls, I have had two visits since endoscopy and never solved the problems Ive been having. Its been 4 months and I am no better off. After endoscopy he told me what he found then when I went to his office it was an entirely different diagnosis. ???????? Not worth the wait
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Dr. Garrow would be a better auto mechanic then Dr. He preformed a colonoscopy on me and ran away, didn’t even stay around to explain the results. After bleeding and running a fever I called his office several times, never got a return call. Beware, find a real Dr.
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I have been a Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse (CGRN) since 1988. I have assisted GI physicians, surgeons, and pulmonologists in over 25,000 procedures. I have had the privilege to work with Dr. Garrow. I have chosen Dr. Garrow as my personal GI specialist for 2 reasons: 1. Dr. Garrow is a 21st-century educated and trained specialist, with state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment capability. 2. Dr. Garrow is a genuinely good man who gives his complete devotion to his patients.
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Makes promises he cannot keep. Grandiosity seems to be a problem for him. Professes to get everything right the first time, but doesn't.
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Dr Garrow is a kind and compassionate Dr reminiscing of doctors a long time ago he listens he talks openly. He is a very caring and concerned Dr. He listens carefully and does his homework. Dr Garrow has treated two people in my family already and anyone needing his assistance I would be happy to send to his office. The staff is as kind and caring as the Dr is I truly believe he demands this and nothing less! Thank you, to Dr Garrow and his staff!
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He has an outstanding attitude with a great smile. He and his staff really know what they are doing. I highly recommend Dr Garrow.
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Very happy with Dr Garrow and his staff. Efficient office staff, everything organized and take time to explain things. Dr. Garrow is very personable, great "bedside manner."
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Dr Garrow saved me after 6 months of horrific pain losing weight. He’s the best in the area. No messing around. Just get the job done. Don’t accept less. ?? He even smiles. For a GI that’s rare. He is 6 Stars.
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Moved to Fl and sought a Gastro Dr for very long term gastro issues. Dr. Garrow really listened to me and then suggested my previous diagnosis may not be 100% correct. (I had been seeing Ivy League Gastros at Johns Hopkins, then the past 3 years with a Yale Gastro. Anyway, thanks to Dr. Garrow, his instinct of my pancreas and liver problems were correct, and my only treatment is cessation of alcohol which has helped my condition greatly. He is known as being meticulous. Yeah!
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Love this Dr. From the receptionist to the staff and Dr Garrow, I have never felt more comfortable and welcomed as a patient. I have Crohns Disease and have it since I was 18, finally a Doctor that keeps up with the latest medications and procedures , listens to you, compassionate and most importantly is working on getting me on the road to a normal life without suffering. Can't recommend him highly enough. I have been to 2 other Gastro's in Englewood and Port Charlotte, he is the BEST!
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We are so grateful for Dr. Garrow's expertise and knowledge in helping my husband with his never ending stomach problems.
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I received a colonoscopy from Dr. Garrow and have no complaints about the procedure. You should realize the following: My wife and I went together for the mandatory consultation. We didn't expect to be charged for just one office visit, of course, but paid $150 each for less than 3 minutes with the doctor. Most egregious is that we were told after my procedure that we have to see the doctor annually (charged for an office visit, of course) just to remain "established."
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dr. garrow sits down and talks to you and does not treat you like a assembly line, like next patient.
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Dr. Garrow is truly a blessing. Suffered for years with my issues, seen plenty of gastroenterologists with no luck. He was the only doctor capable of diagnosing and treating me correctly. The staff is sweet, compassionate and professional. Would recommend him to anyone who is having GI trouble!
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I am a new patient of Dr. Garrow’s and I am so thankful to have established with such a caring and knowledgeable Gastroenterologist. From the time his sweet Medical Assistant brought me into my room to the time I left, I felt so at home. He and his staff are so compassionate and attentive to my care. Very thankful to have him as my physician.
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I have been having trouble for years with my stomach,didn’t really get relief from other drs. Dr Garrow did a scope found I have Chronic Pancreatitis. I finally had an answer, they put me on Creon been taking a few days and I. Feel an improvement. Iam so happy to finally be able to eat better, even though iam on a low residue diet! Thank you dr. Garrow and his staff who are excellent!
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Locations

Innovative Gastro Inc

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  • Hours
    • Mon: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 9:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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