Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 60

Dr. Brasco
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Disease Center

420 Lowell Dr Se Ste 204 Huntsville, AL 35801

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(256) 536-9031

Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brasco has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities Helen Keller Hospital and Huntsville Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brasco to book an appointment.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Brasco

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Brasco treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Brasco treats other conditions, please contact the office at (256) 536-9031.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

Dr. Brasco is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Frequency
High
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Very High
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Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Brasco is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Esophagitis
Nausea
Dysphagia
Reflux Esophagitis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Brasco is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Viral Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
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Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Brasco is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Hemorrhoids
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Gastritis
Constipation
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High
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Very High
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Check Dr. Brasco's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Brasco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Transendoscopic Stent Placement
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Brasco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Dental Blue 100/200/300
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Cigna PPO
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Choice Care PPO

Dr. Brasco's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brasco

3.0

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
48.148148148148145%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
2 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
(1)
1 Star
44.44444444444444%
(12)
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What went well
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  • Wait times (5)
What could be improved
  • Long wait times (10)
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Dr Brasco is very thorough! Loved how he explained everything! Also very diligent about keeping patients at a age distance during the pandemic. Great doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Cheryl Hubbert – Oct 17, 2020
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Bit of a god complex, kind of arrogant, but very thorough and knowledgeable. Wait time is **HORRIFIC** however. Both appointments I’ve had so far, he’s kept me waiting a minimum of one hour. If he’s your only option, not bad, but if you CAN see a different gastro, please do.
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Mar 19, 2019
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Rude and arrogant office staff. Frequent appointment errors.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Iuka, MS – Aug 29, 2018
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God used this man to save 9 years ago. If you are looking for a great physician. Here is one!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Apr 17, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Brasco for years.I you’re looking for entertainment, he is not your man. Yes he is very serious and gets down to business., I kind of like that in a doctor. I give him five stars.
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What could be improved
No results
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Patricia Larsen in Huntsville, Al. – Feb 19, 2018
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I have met Doctors with the God syndrome and men with the Napoleon complex, with Dr Brasco you get a huge dose of both. He cuts you off when describing your symptoms both verbally and with hand motion. He refutes any prior treatment you have received from other doctors. I have never been treated so disrespectable. He acts as if your condition is your fault. Our vet treats our dog with more compassion.
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Jan 03, 2018
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He saved my life. That deserves 5 stars.
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Toney, AL – Jan 03, 2017
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I went to the ER with side pain and was referred to Dr. Brasco as a follow up. It was the worst experience I have ever had in my life (and I've been to a good many physician's through the years). He was cold, brass, non-caring and basically said 'if you hurt, don't do what you are doing' and said the appointment was over. It was awful. Poor quality patient care!!!!
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No results
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PB in Madison, AL – Jul 09, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Huntsville, AL and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Brasco has more...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

University Il College Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Il Hospital and Cli
Residency Hospital
1986
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Brasco has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Brasco frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Liver Disease. See all practice areas where Dr. Brasco specializes.

Where is Dr. Joseph Brasco, MD's office located?

Dr. Brasco's office is located at 420 Lowell Dr Se Ste 204, Huntsville, AL 35801. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Digestive Disease Center

Digestive Disease Center420 Lowell Dr Se Ste 204 Huntsville, AL 35801
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Practice

S Das Kanuru MD1100 S Jackson Hwy Ste 100 Sheffield, AL 35660
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Brasco is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Helen Keller Hospital

Sheffield, AL

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville, AL

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received