Dr. Howard Congress, MD

Dr. Howard Congress, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Howard Congress, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Palm Springs, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 36 years.

555 E Tachevah Dr Ste 1E204

Palm Springs, CA 92262

Contact Information

(760) 778-6153

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • 22 More

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Hemorrhoids
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
63

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Duodenoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Polypectomy
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Therapeutic Colonoscopy
  • Varices Banding

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

1 Board Action
  • Substandard Care, Incompetence or Negligence (10/3/2013)
    Action Taken: Education
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California

Education

  • University Of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1974
  • Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Congress has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Congress has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Congress' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Congress to family and friends
3.4
based on 14 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Congress' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
I called Dr. Congress' office to schedule a colonoscopy and provided my Medicare and my part B insurance numbers to the secretary. I was told my part B insurance with Pathway Insurance which they do not accept. I told her that my part B is with Blue Shield of CA. She tells me that I am wrong. An agent from Blue Shield of CA called her and confirmed that my part B insurance is with them. I called back and she insisted that my part B is with Pathway. Conclusion: no medicare patients wanted!
in Palm Springs, CA |
Excellent doctor, very patient oriented.
Palm Springs, CA |
This message is not about Dr. Congress as it is about the front office staff. Yet a reflection of the Doctor. Specifically Lilliana. It is a shared office and at my first visit she was very unprofessional. So disturbing was the fact that a patient called left a message about an appt, Lilliana thought it was funny and played it on speaker to several staff, twice. She closed the window but myself and another person heard the message. Beware of your privacy!!????
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Dr. Congress accepts 31 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
    Medicaid
  • Anthem Blue Cross
    Anthem Blue Cross PPO
    Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • CareSource
    Medicaid
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
    Medicaid
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Health Net
    Blue & Gold HMO
    Community Care Network HMO
    Covered California - Bronze PPO
    Employer Group HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Individual and Family PPO
    Medicaid
    WholeCare Network HMO
  • HealthPlus
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Humana PPO
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Peach State Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Premera Blue Cross
    Heritage Signature
  • Principal Life
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
    Medicaid
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
    Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Medicaid
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
    Medicaid

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