Dr. Howard Congress, MD
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Gastroenterology | Male

Desert Oasis Healthcare 555 E Tachevah Dr Ste 1E204 Palm Springs CA 92262 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Howard Congress, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Palm Springs, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Congress is affiliated with Desert Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Congress' Reviews

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based on 14 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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 Reviews (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' 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
  •  Board actions found

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

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 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
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City

    Completed in 1984

  • Fellowship Hospital
    St Lukes Hospital Of Kansas City

    Completed in 1986

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1974

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

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