Dr. Douglas Trate, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Douglas Trate, MD
Dr. Douglas Trate, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Boone, NC. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Trate is affiliated with Watauga Medical Center.

Boone Office

870 State Farm Rd Ste 102

Boone, NC 28607

Contact Information

(828) 264-0029

Dr. Douglas Trate, MD

Dr. Douglas Trate, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Trate's Experience

Dr. Trate's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Umdnj-New Jersey Med Sch
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Temple University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Trate has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Trate's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Trate to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Trate's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Fleetwood, NC |
Excellent experience all the way around. From the beginning of making an appointment, the initial visit with very qualified and friendly staff, to the day of my procedure and after. I couldn't ask for a better experience. I went to him because of all the recommendations I've received from my friends, who thinks this guy is great. I must agree.
Greer, SC |
Great staff, great appointment!
Wilkesboro, NC |
I had an excellent experience. Although it is a very busy practice, they still have smiles on their faces and treat the patients with compassion. The wait time was not an issue as their was a critically ill patient who needed a little extra time before I could see Dr. Trate. If I am ever in a situation where I need extra time with him, I know that he will take very good care of me. Dr. Trate is a very caring, compassionate doctor and his facility is nice and clean.
Boone, NC |
It took 2 months to get an endoscopy with cancer suspected.
Blowing Rock, NC |
Unfortunately, after a 45 minute wait, I walked out of the session after this office would not adhere to patient wishes regarding charting. As most of you know, insurance companies make treatment authorizations based on information provided. They also share this information across the insurance portal. Unless you are a savvy patient advocate for yourself, your confidential information is not kept just with the medical staff and can later lead to denials in claims. Office was unhelpful & a waste.
Boone, NC |
Not only is Dr. Trate unhelpful and unwelcoming, every PA I've dealt with here is practically the same way. Getting appointments is impossible, and they are too fast to prescribe you some drug, take your money, and tell you to come back later and hope the treatment helps. They aren't personable and don't care about healing your underlying condition, they just write another scrip and call it a day. I've had countless bad experiences with this GI and I really wish there were other options in town.
Boone, NC |
Dr. Trate is one of the worst doctors I have encountered. During my first visit, I was scheduled with a nurse practitioner, who proceeded to give me inappropriate advice. The first time I met with Dr. Trate was moments before the endoscopy. He not only did not make me feel welcome to ask questions, but was unfamiliar with my medical condition and unaware that I had previously had an endoscopy. He also did not conduct the tests he had agreed to. The office overbooks and wait times are long.
in Boone, NC |
Horrible I had to wait 4 months to see Dr and I saw his PA , not him When I came for appt. I paid for co-pay but they wanted financial records. They would not treat me (unless I wanted to pay 325.00 cash for appt) unless I gave them my social security number.. not the last four digits... my entire number. I regret that I was intimidated enough to do that. I won't be back.
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Dr. Trate accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • POMCO Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Hospitals where Dr. Trate has admitting privileges

Watauga Medical Center
336 Deerfield Rd
Boone, NC 28607
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