Dr. Howard Congress, MD

Dr. Howard Congress, MD

Gastroenterology  ·  
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Age 65
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Dr. Howard Congress, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Palm Springs, CA and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Congress performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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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1  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

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16  Procedures

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

3.1
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Congress to family and friends
17 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (8)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Congress' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

He performed an endoscopy and finally diagnosed a problem I'd been dealing with for years, but did not speak to me before or after the procedure. I was given a handout with instructions, including medication to take, but no prescription for that medication. I never had an opportunity to discuss the...more
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My partner had a colonoscopy done by Dr. Congress at El Mirador Surgery Center. They kept telling us we'd be able to meet the doctor and anesthesiologist before the procedure. This still not occurred when they took him back to pre-op, telling me there wasn't enough room for me to go back there with...more
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Had a bad experience with Dr. Congress’s staff member. Her name was Lillyana.. She was the most rudest and unsympathetic and non caring person. The way she carries herself and treats a person is so unprofessional. In the few office visits that I sat there to fill out paperwork I could hear her...more
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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...more
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Excellent doctor, very patient oriented.
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