Dr. Erik VanOs, MD

Dr. Erik VanOs, MD

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58 y/o
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Dr. Erik VanOs, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Colorado Springs, CO. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.

Associates In Gastroenterology P.C.

2940 N Circle Dr

Colorado Springs, CO 80909
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 98% of peers
Ulcer
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. VanOs "We strive to be a physician practice dedicated to state-of-the-art care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We perform most endoscopic procedures including colonoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), and are skilled in the therapeutic maneuvers associated with each. Dr. Van Os graduated from Rice University and then attended Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, graduating in 1985. His Internal Medicine residency was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1988. He followed this with a faculty position at UT-San Antonio as an Assistant Professor of General Internal Medicine. Between 1992 and 1996, Dr. Van Os completed fellowships in Gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in 1995. Since 1996, Dr. Van Os has been in practice with Associates in Gastroenterology in Colorado Springs. In addition to general gastroenterology and hepatology, Dr. Van Os has special interests in therapeutic endoscopy, pancreatic and biliary diseases as well as the management of inflammatory bowel disease. He is a member of numerous professional societies. Dr. Van Os currently serves on the Medical Peer Review Committee at Penrose Main Hospital. "

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • 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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

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.

Education

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Tex Health Science Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Mayo Clinic College Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. VanOs has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. VanOs does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. VanOs and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. VanOs is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. VanOs' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. VanOs to family and friends
4.3
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. VanOs' Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Colorado Springs |
I found Dr Van Os to be very agitated and un-compassionate at my latest appt. He didn't listen to what I had to say.
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I can't think of practice or a doctor that I would rather consult and visit when needed than Dr. Erik Van Os. He is competent, clear, helpful, knowledgeable, above reproach and caring. My wife and I have been his patients in regards to our gastroenterological related needs for the past 10-15...more
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Outstanding. Very professional and yet personable. This is my second Colonoscopy by him and he has been great both times. Answered my questions completely and took the necessary time to explain everything. Highly recommend.
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Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. VanOs is a terrific professional. Beyond his outstanding medical expertise, he is an attentive and caring physician. I appreciate his willingness to listen and collaborate relative to treatment plans and preventative medicine. In one instance there was a minor issue that needed to be addressed....more
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I have, over the past 15 years, undergone two screening colonoscopies by Dr. Van Os. He and the clinic personnel are completely professional, totally accessible, etc. The facility is first-rate, as is Dr. Van Os.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. VanOs accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. VanOs has admitting privileges

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services
2222 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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