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Dr. Joseph Pianka, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 50

  12 Reviews
Dr. Pianka

University Gastroenterology

33 Staniford St Providence, RI 02905
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(401) 421-8800

Dr. Joseph Pianka, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Upstate Med University in 1995 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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  • Explains conditions well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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(401) 421-8800

Dr. Pianka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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Dr. Pianka's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pianka treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pianka treats Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pianka treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Pianka's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • 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, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Pianka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Pianka

3.8

Based on 12 reviews

5 Stars
58.333333333333336%
(7)
4 Stars
16.666666666666668%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
25%
(3)

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I have found him to be one of the most caring physicians I've ever been to. I know he often stays late to personally call to discuss test results & check in with his patients. He truly cares about them; i.e. treats the person-not just the body part - which is a rarity in this day & age.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Joseph Pianka, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 24 years. He graduated from Upstate Med University in 1995 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Emory University School Of Med
Residency Hospital
Winthrop University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1995
Upstate Med University
Medical School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Pianka treats patients.

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Miriam Hospital

Providence, RI

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)

Newport Hospital

Newport, RI

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

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

Rhode Island Hospital

Providence, RI

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)