Dr. George McWhorter, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 73

Dr. McWhorter
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George R Mcwhorter MD PC

401 Tuscaloosa Ave SW Birmingham, AL 35211

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(205) 788-2242

Dr. George McWhorter, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Birmingham, AL and has over 45 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. McWhorter has more experience with Anal & Rectal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University Of Florida medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Princeton Baptist Medical Center and Shelby Baptist Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. McWhorter to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. McWhorter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. McWhorter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. McWhorter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (205) 788-2242.

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. McWhorter typically treats 92% more often than similar doctors

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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. McWhorter typically treats 72% more often than similar doctors

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Stomach Diseases
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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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. McWhorter typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

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Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Ulcer
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Dr. McWhorter's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • 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
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. McWhorter accepts the following insurance:

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Assurant Health
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
TriCare for Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
VIVA Health

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My Patient Philosophy is to treat each and every patient with the care, compassion and the respect they deserve.


I am a Gastroenterologist practicing in Birmingham, Al.  I have been in private practice 32 years.  The hospitals I have clinical privileges...Read more


  • Gastroenterology


Brooke Army Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
Saint Louis University Hospital
Residency Hospital
St Louis University Hospital
Internship Hospital
University Of Florida
Medical School
Tuskegee Institute
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. George McWhorter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. McWhorter frequently treats Anal & Rectal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. McWhorter specializes.

Where is Dr. George McWhorter, MD's office located?

Dr. McWhorter's office is located at 401 Tuscaloosa Ave SW, Birmingham, AL 35211. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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George R Mcwhorter MD PC

George R Mcwhorter MD PC401 Tuscaloosa Ave SW Birmingham, AL 35211

Affiliated Hospitals

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Princeton Baptist Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Shelby Baptist Medical Center

Alabaster, AL

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

St. Vincent's Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average