Dr. Fernando Carreira, MD

Dr. Fernando Carreira, MD

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43 y/o
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Dr. Fernando Carreira, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Lone Tree, CO. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 11 years.Read his story

South Denver Gastroenterology

10103 Ridgegate Pkwy Ste 312

Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Carreira's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Carreira "Dr. Fernando Carreira attended the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Carreira then attended medical school at the University of Illinois, where he was awarded the Craig Research Fellowship. Upon completing medical school, Dr. Carreira moved to Colorado for his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Carreira was appointed as the Chief Medical Resident at Denver Health Medical Center. Following this year long appointment, Dr. Carreira continued at the University of Colorado as a Gastroenterology fellow. Dr. Carreira's clinical experience during fellowship encompassed a broad spectrum of both gastroenterology and hepatology with special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, Dr. Carreira performed research, primarily focused on pharmacologic means of colon cancer prevention as well as colonoscopy quality assurance. Dr. Carreira was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Denver Health and Hospital. Additionally, he serves as Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at Sky Ridge Medical Center and serves as an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine."

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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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
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • 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
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Anoscopy
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

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

  • Notre Dame
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University of Colorado Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • University Of Colorado
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Carreira has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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

Sky Ridge Medical Center

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

Hospital Quality Award

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

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Dr. Carreira's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Carreira to family and friends
4.6
based on 10 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Carreira's 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
Under 10 minutes
Dr. Carreira Says:

I believe feedback from patients is essential to understand how myself, and my practice, are meeting the needs of patients. We strive to continually improve, and maximize patient experience for patients treated at South Denver Gastroenterology. 


Patient Comments (1)

in Thornton, CO |
I have been seeing Dr. Carreira for 7 or 8 years for IBS and possible inflammatory bowel disease. He is, by far, one of the three best doctors I've ever had in my life (and I've had quite a few). He is patient and kind, listens without interrupting, is never EVER dismissive of my symptoms, and most...more
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Dr. Carreira accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • 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
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Carreira has admitting privileges

Sky Ridge Medical Center
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy
Lone Tree, CO 80124
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Littleton Adventist Hospital
7700 S Broadway
Littleton, CO 80122
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Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO 80138
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Swedish Medical Center
501 E Hampden Ave
Englewood, CO 80113
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