Dr. Gary Roark, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 73

Gastroenterology

Dr. Gary Roark, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Abilene, TX and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Roark has extensive experience in Esophageal Disorders. He graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with Hendrick Medical Center, winner of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Gary Roark, MD

Gastroenterology Associates

1249 Ambler Ave Ste 200 Abilene, TX 79601 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(325) 677-2626

Telehealth available

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Dr. Roark is affiliated with Hendrick Medical Center Abilene, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for gastroenterology.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ See hospitals

Experience and Background Checks

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No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Roark

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Roark treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Roark treats other conditions, please contact the office at (325) 677-2626.

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.

Dr. Roark is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Roark
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Dysphagia
Nausea
Barrett's Esophagus
Reflux Esophagitis
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High
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Check Dr. Roark's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Roark's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Roark accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Ambetter
Superior Health Plan
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Roark's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Roark

3.4

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr Roark is a great doctor. He has treated me, my mom and my husband's whole family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Abilene Momma – Jul 23, 2019
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I will not recommend Dr. Roark because of his staff, they were rude and they were not helpful.. I had been referred by an ENT doctor and they never called saying they got my files and when we offered to track down the files , they kept giving me excuses as to getting or not. they were not able to schedule any appointments and seemed they could care less.. I hope this is not the kind of doctor Roark is ,but his office staff need to talked to as how to treat people. I am going to another doctor
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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rodney cosper in abilene texas – Dec 21, 2017
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I have history of colon cancer so I have seen Roark for several colonoscopys. He is just a great down to earth guy!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Kandy in Abilene, TX – Oct 27, 2016
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Found the problem and treated it very quickly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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David in Abilene Texas – Oct 27, 2016
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Dr. Roark had a really great bedside manner and his nurses were very sweet. :)
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Dallas, TX – Aug 10, 2016
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Started seeing Dr. Roark about 23 years ago. Colon cancer runs in my family and although I've been lucky so far now that I'm 64, I know how important it is to undergo the colonoscopy procedure. Additionally, about 10 years ago I started having problems swallowing and had to have a procedure done in my throat to removing some scaring tissue from acid reflux. It helped me very much and I'm glad we have this facility and Dr. Roark here where I live.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Roy in Dallas, TX – Jun 22, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Gary Roark, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Abilene, TX and has over 47 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Roark has extensive experience...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Of Ut Med Center
Residency Hospital
University Tx Med Branch Hosps
Residency Hospital
1975
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Gary Roark, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Roark has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Gary Roark, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Gary Roark, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Roark frequently treats Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Roark specializes.

Where is Dr. Gary Roark, MD's office located?

Dr. Roark's office is located at 1249 Ambler Ave Ste 200, Abilene, TX 79601. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Gastroenterology Associates

Abilene Office1249 Ambler Ave Ste 200 Abilene, TX 79601
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Roark is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Hendrick Medical Center

Abilene, TX

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Gastrointestinal Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020)