Dr. John Shekleton, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Frankfort, KY and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.


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Dr. Shekleton's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Unexplained Weight Loss
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Dr. Shekleton treats Unexplained Weight Loss more than 100% of his peers

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

Nausea
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Dr. Shekleton treats Nausea more than 100% of his peers

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

Vomiting Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shekleton treats Vomiting Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Shekleton'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
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • 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
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

I'm committed to delivering the highest quality patient care by providing compassionate care in all areas of prevention, wellness and treatment of illness and disease.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1991
Tulane University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1988
St Johns Mercy Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1988
St Johns Mercy Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1985
Southern Illinois School of Medicine
Medical School
1981
St Louis University
Undergraduate School
1991
1988
1988
1985
1981

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Dr. Shekleton's Reviews

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3.5

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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Needed a check up because of abnormal bowel movements. Examination was thorough and diagnosis explained in easy to understand terms. Treatment also clearly explained.
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I was appreciative of the well documented report of my colonoscopy. The doctor communicates well, friendly, and professional.
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Dr. Shekleton is very friendly and professional. He’s always willing to listen and offer solutions concerning your health.
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Dr. Shekleton was well prepared and cleared had conducted a thorough review of my records. He took his time, explained all the options, and answered my questions.
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I'm sorry to say, this man should not be a doctor. He is hard to talk to. So intimidating and seems so unconcerned with his patient. When people come to you, they are sick, they need your help. I'm disappointed to say that I never received anby help from this man after several visits. It's very sad and discouraging. It should not be allowed. I wish "this type" of doctor would change/improve or cease. Why should patients have to pay for this type of service? Such a waste of time and money.
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Dr. Shekleton is very good with patients. He makes sure that everything is covered and all questions answered in easy to understand terms. I don't feel rushed through to get to the next patient.
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I was referred to Dr. Shekleton for some stomach issues. The staff and Dr . Shekleton were friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend their office.
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Not the best bedside manner.... I have seen him multiple times and he never seems caring or concerned with your condition. I feel like he just gives me Medicine (without fully understanding my problem) and pushes me out the door. Three procedures with him, I'm still having the same issues years later. Not s fan.
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I first saw Dr. Shekleton after 3 visits to Frankfort Regional ER for chest pain. The pain was in my sternum area but very sharp. The ER ruled out a heart attack each time and they said I should see a GI doctor and gave me Dr. Shekleton's name. I had an appointment with him and we scheduled a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The endoscopy revealed a peptic ulcer. He prescribed two medications which eliminated the ulcer determined by another endoscopy 4 months later. I highly recommend Dr. Shekleton!
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Dr. Shekleton is very thorough in his treatment to patients. He reviewed my medications and stop me taking a medication that was responsible for erosion of my stomach. Even Cleveland Clinic doctor missed in advising me to stop this medication.
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Great doctor and staff. Very responsive to needs and my health.
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I did not see him until about one minute before I was sedated for the procedures. This in spite of going to his office about 3 weeks earlier. After the procedures, he met briefly with my wife and me. Though we were able to ask questions, he did not seem very open to them. I don't think he mentioned the colonoscopy results. I felt like I was railroaded through.
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