Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD

GastroenterologyFemaleAge 59

Gastroenterology

Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Springfield, MA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kolek has extensive experience in Liver Disease and Esophageal Disorders. She graduated from University Of Massachusetts Medical School medical school in 1989. She is affiliated with Mercy Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD

Mercy Urgent Care

175 Carew St Springfield, MA 01104
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Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Kolek

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Kolek treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Kolek treats other conditions, please contact the office at (413) 732-4269.

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Kolek is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

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Treatments
Dr. Kolek
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Viral Hepatitis
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Function Test
Hepatitis A Screening
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Kolek is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about her experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Kolek
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Esophagitis
Dysphagia
Heartburn
Reflux Esophagitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Kolek's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Kolek's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Boerhaave's Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • 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
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Kolek accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
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Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Blue with Managed Care Behavioral Health HMO
Preferred Blue PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Fallon Community Health Plan
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medico
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Neighborhood Health Plan
Network Health
POMCO Group
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts Health Plans
Tufts PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Kolek's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kolek

4.4

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
79.16666666666667%
(19)
4 Stars
8.333333333333334%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
12.5%
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She has zero bedside manner and physically held my daughter down to start a procedure that was not supposed to start until she had been fully anesthetized. To the point where a nurse got in between this doctor and my daughter, while my daughter cried because she was traumatized by the whole experience. The only good part of this doctor was her nurse.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Sep 16, 2021
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She is a heavy prescriber of opiates when other medically feasible treatments are avaiable and preferable.
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May 23, 2019
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Best Gastro Dr.
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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Oksana in Agawam, MA – Dec 22, 2018
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I'll follow her anywhere! A dr who has true compassion and covers all different options in treating for the whole person.
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
10 people found this helpful
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Michele in Belchertown, MA – Feb 12, 2017
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wonderful...very compasionete
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
6 people found this helpful
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Boston, MA – Nov 07, 2016
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She is such a great doctor. Really cares how you are feeling and tries to make you feel better.
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
8 people found this helpful
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Danielle in Russell, MA – Jan 26, 2016
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Very profressional
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
8 people found this helpful
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Dave in Westfield – Jan 21, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I spend time with patients and make sure they understand what is going on and give them time for questions.

Biography

married with three teenage boys.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1996
Norwalk Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Norwalk Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
Norwalk Hosp
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Medical School
1984
University of Massachusetts
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kolek frequently treats Liver Disease and Esophageal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Kolek specializes.

Where is Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD's office located?

Dr. Kolek's office is located at 175 Carew St, Springfield, MA 01104. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD speak?

Dr. Kolek speaks Russian and English. View profile to see all.

Does Dr. Heidi Kolek, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kolek has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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Locations

Practice

Mercy Urgent Care175 Carew St Springfield, MA 01104
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy Medical Center

Springfield, MA

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average