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Dr. Joseph Kretschmar, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 63

Dr. Kretschmar

Dr. Joseph Kretschmar, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Greeneville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Kretschmar accepts the following insurance:

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
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Dr. Kretschmar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Dr. Kretschmar treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

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Dr. Kretschmar performs Gastroenterology Procedures more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kretschmar performs this procedure more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kretschmar's conditions and procedures:

  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Viral Enteritis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Kretschmar, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Greeneville, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Loma Linda University School Of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University Mo
Fellowship Hospital
Kettering Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1984
Kettering Med Center
Residency Hospital
1981
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
1981

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Dr. Kretschmar's Reviews

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3.6

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I travel over an hour just to be seen here. I live 15 mins away from a large university medical hospital, but found them impersonal, and one hand not knowing what the other was doing. After much frustration, I found Dr.Kretschmars office and couldn't be more pleased. Everyone from the office staff is pleasant, most important even when the NP wanted to reassure me on a call for my lab work, she knew I was uncertain, so she went to Dr.Kretschmar to ask if it needed attention. They are professional
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Dr Kretschmar is the most caring, kind, and knowledgeable GI Dr I have ever been to see. He takes his time explaining every step of the procedure he is doing and answers all of your questions. He also prays with you before the procedure. I have, and will continue to recommend him to anyone who asks me for a GI Dr recommendation.
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Dr. Kretschmar, his nurse practitioner, and his staff are all very wonderful and caring. I transferred here from another GI last year and have been very pleased with my care so far.
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His front desk office staff are wonderful and friendly! Dr. Kretschmar is good at the procedures but unfortunately I needed more care and he just would not or could not do that for me. As far as the female Doctor in the office she is very confusing and I found her telling me the wrong information a couple of times. Most of his staff made me feel like I was bothering them. It was and still is very upsetting to me. I had to go elsewhere.
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Dr. Kretschmar was very thorough and patient in explaining a diagnosis that my daughter had. When symptoms recurred, he continued testing to find a reason. We were very pleased with his manner and especially that he invited us to pray at every visit. When he did my screening colonoscopy, I did not want the expense of anesthesia because my insurance won't pay. He offered a sedation instead. If you can call a colonoscopy perfect, this one was.
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He is caring, skilled and offers to pray with you before the procedure.
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You only get to talk to his nurse and she can be very confusing and not terribly concerned if you do not understand his recommendations.
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