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Dr. James Schnell, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 53

Dr. Schnell
125 Doughty St Charleston, SC 29403

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Dr. James Schnell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in gastroenterology.


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  • Explains conditions well . Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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  • Good communication . Patients said there was good doctor communication at the hospital. See hospitals

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Dr. Schnell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Schnell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schnell treats Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schnell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schnell treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schnell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gas-Bloat Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schnell treats Gas-Bloat Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schnell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schnell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Schnell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schnell

3.7

Based on 22 reviews

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I have been a patient of Dr Schnell since 2009 after another GI doctor perforated my esophagus. He always has taken excellent care care of me and listens when I am explaining an issue. I have had several EGDs now and all have gone well with no side effects. Excellent physician! Just wish he was still practicing out of the Summerville office!
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Dr. Schnell is a kind and concerned doctor. He took his time to listen to me and worked with me to find the best solution to my problem. He made sure I understood my options and what he suspected was wrong.
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Dr. Schnell is an excellent physician in the field of gastroenterology. He has performed two endoscopies with great results. The procedure was painless, and I had no side effects. I highly recommend his professionalism. I also value the skilled nurses and other medical staff at Palmetto Digestive.
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I had been having chest/acid reflux issues that were awful. 6 months of tests and different doctors and my issues were still a mystery. I began to think I was going crazy and maybe it was all in my head. I was referred to Dr. Schnell threw my PCP. I went in he took one look at me had a idea of what it was, scheduled some tests and with in a few days I was diagnosed with a hiatial hernia. HE was an amazing dr in every way possible! I highly recommend him to anyone!
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About Me

Biography

Dr. James Schnell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Charleston, SC and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Vanderbilt Med Center
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Bowman Gray School Med
Residency Hospital
1993
Bowman Gray School Med
Internship Hospital
1992
University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
1993
1992

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Roper Hospital

Charleston, SC

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Care Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

Mount Pleasant Hospital

Mount Pleasant, SC

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)