Dr. Houssam Al Kharrat, MD

Dr. Houssam Al Kharrat, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Houssam Al Kharrat, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Lubbock, TX. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Al Kharrat is affiliated with Lubbock Heart Hospital and Covenant Medical Center - 19th Street.

West Texas Digestive Disease Center

5115 80th St

Lubbock, TX 79424
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart

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Care Philosophy

Knowledge, Commitment, Compassion, Respect. is the summary of our practice approach to your care. Please review my CV on the following link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1c2zsvgrhm12dmu/AL KHARRAT CV.doc
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Dr. Al Kharrat's Experience

Dr. Al Kharrat's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • 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
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Texas.

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.


  • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • Researcher At Thomas Jefferson University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Bon Secour Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Bridgeport Hosp, Yale New Haven Hlth
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Al Kharrat has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Covenant Medical Center - 19th Street

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery

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Dr. Al Kharrat's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Al Kharrat to family and friends
based on 51 total reviews (27 with comments)
Dr. Al Kharrat's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (27)
Lubbock, TX |
He unnecessarily took out my gallbladder and caused more issues for me. There is a lot better GI in Lbk than this.
in Carlsbad, N.M. |
Dr. Kharrat is very kind, patient, always pleasant and works very hard to find the right medicine for you . Gabe his NP is also very kind and knowledgeable and his staff is awesome. Dr Kharrat has been my Dr. for several years. I also take my mother-in-law 81 to him. I have referred him to anyone asking if I know a good Dr. He has saved my life and my mother-in-laws. There is usually a little wait but we plan for it. For a Dr. you can trust with your life what is a little wait.
Mansfield, TX |
He takes excellent care of his patients and I wouldn't be alive without his care.
in Cheyenne, WY |
There was a little wait time, but the best doctors are going to be popular and Dr. Kharrat is no exception. He's knowledgeable and thorough and has left no stone unturned in finding the correct diagnosis for me. I'm grateful that he's approved through the VA Healthcare system. I drove from Midland,TX to see him and I wouldn't hesitate to drive farther or wait longer to see him.
in Lubbock, TX |
Dr. Kharrat is an amazing physician. He truly cares about the patient and makes sure you understand everything before leaving his office. He answers your questions and takes the necessary time to spend with you.
in Dallas, TX |
Good physician, very thorough. I had seen 7 other gastroenterologist before I saw him and they all Said I had IBS and wanted to do a biopsy. Dr kharat was the only one who actually ran a c diff test and could do an FMT to treat it. All other gastroenterologists in Lubbock are too old to offer you up to date treatments for your disease
in Wolfforth, TX |
Dr. Kharrat was so patient and understanding of my needs. When I was upset and crying he reassured me and made me fill comfortable and at ease. He is very understanding of his patience's feelings and very knowledgeable. His nurse prac. keeps you informed and is also very knowledgeable. They both made me feel better about what I was going through.
in Lubbock, TX |
Admittedly, I had to wait an hour to see Dr. Al Kharrat, but having worked in a doctor's office before, I understood this could actually be a good sign, in that people were willing to wait to see him because he was a good doc, which ended up being the case. Dr. Al Kharrat listened to me and took time to explain my condition. He worked me in for a procedure since I had already met my deductible for the year. He is a great doc, and I highly recommend him.
in Morton, TX |
Great doctor. Very knowledgeable and understanding. Very thorough in check up and knows exactly what to do. I highly recommend.
in Lubbock, TX |
Having had a very bad experience with another gastroenterologist in Lubbock, Dr. Kharrat was a Godsend to me and my family. With multiple gastrointestinal issues, he helped me pinpoint the issue that bothered me most and found a solution. The first thing you will notice is he listens intently, doesn't rush you, and makes you feel he has all the time in the world for you, even though you know his waiting room is packed. Always a 5 with me!
in Portales, NM |
Dr. Kharrat treated my father like a person and not a science project. He was truly concerned about his care.
Meridian, ID |
My mother was under his care for a very complicated problem. Tests even showed that blood flow was constricted to her stomach. She's dying. But, he couldn't figure out the problem, which is OK as no doctor should be expected to know everything, but instead of acknowledging his limitations and referring her, he told her to contact a psychologist. Last refuge of a doctor who pretends to know everything is when they blame the patient. Very disappointed. He was her last hope.
Lubbock, TX |
Smart guy, good thorough physician who does his job well. I'd have died if not for dr Kharat
Dr. Kharrat, his nurse practitioner, and entire staff are among the best healthcare providers we've encountered, in any field. He is highly knowledgeable, and his sincere compassion for patients is obvious. His diagnoses are accurate, and treatments are effective. He has literally saved the lives of two of my family members. No one could be in better hands than Dr. Kharrat's.
Andrews Texas |
We would recommend Dr. Kharrat to family or friends! He took care of my dad and we appreciate all he did for him! Johnson Family
in Lubbock, TX |
Extremely knowledgable, experienced and compassionate. Dr. Kharrat takes the time to assess and analysis your condition. And he is creative and tenacious in finding ways to treat you - never giving up.
in Clovis, NM |
I were very impressed with his attention to my 82 year old mother. I feel like he saved her life and would recommend his care to anyone!
in Lubbock, TX |
Dr Al Kharrat is one of the most compassionate doctors we have ever had. Him and his staff have been kind and understanding during a very difficult diagnosis. He is always willing to listen and we never feel rushed. He has gone above and beyond to help my husband and our family during my husband's treatment.
in Lubbock, TX |
Dr. Kharrat has been amazing with my husband.. Very thorough,very patient, and honest. He is a great resource. He has been a true asset in this long journey of liver problems and processes. Always a 5 star to us!!!
in Lubbock, TX |
I initially consulted Dr. Kharrat for bloody vomitting. His concern and sense of urgency to perform endoscopy led to a discovery of cancerous tumor in my stomach which I would've ignored. He gives you his complete attention and probes with questions to make sure he recommends the best course of action. Dr. Kharrat is a compassionate and is always available for questions over the phone. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a good doctor.
in Brownfield, TX |
Dr. Kharrat is very understanding. He listens to you and is very compassionate about the care you need. His staff is very nice and always pleasant.
in Tahoka, TX |
Amazing doctor with great environment! The only down side is there is a huge time difference in appointment and when you see the doctor due to how busy he is. He will sit there and talk to you to figure out what is going on and explain everything. My mom is a fellow patient and he always ask how she is doing.
in Midland, TX |
Dr. Al Kharrat is an excellent gastroenterologist. He gave me his total attention while I described my symptoms and recommended an upper GI endoscopy for my hiatal hernia. His procedure was able to locate a stricture in my esophagus (that I was unaware of) and treat the hiatal hernia as well. Dr. Al Kharrat and his staff, especially Gabe and Hilda, form a great team!
in Lubbock, TX |
Dr Kharrat is the best Dr I have ever been too. He listens, cares, and does not give up. You will be very happy seeing Dr Kharrat. Not only is he a fantastic Dr but his team Gabe, Hilda the entire staff is wonderful. Thanks for everything you have done for me.
in Ropesville, TX |
This was my 1st time using Dr. Kharrat. I wad an issue with blood in my stool. My 1st meeting with him I felt warm and confident in him. Pretty good feeling for me since I don't see doctors as often as I wish I could, especially at my age of 54. He was genuinely concerned about me. I had to under go a colonoscopy. I very uncomfortable procedure for me but he was able to put me at ease.
in Lubbock, TX |
Wait times are short. Works well with cash paying patients.
in Lubbock, TX |
I would not recommend Dr. kharrat based on the fact he did not listen to me when I had questions about my diagnosis of Ulcerative Colitis, he never responded to phone calls about my biopsy, and he was in and out of the exam room in 2 minutes.
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Dr. Al Kharrat accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
    Blue Advantage HMO
    Blue Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Principal Life
  • Pyramid Life
  • State Farm
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Al Kharrat has admitting privileges

Covenant Medical Center - 19th Street
3615 19th St
Lubbock, TX 79410
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Lubbock Heart Hospital
4810 N Loop 289
Lubbock, TX 79416
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