Accepting new patients

Dr. Karl Houglum, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Houglum

Spokane Digestive Disease Center

105 W 8th Ave Ste 6010W Spokane, WA 99204

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. Karl Houglum, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.


Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Houglum accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(509) 838-5950

Dr. Houglum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Background Check

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice claims information for Washington
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Houglum's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Houglum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houglum treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Houglum treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houglum treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Houglum treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Houglum treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Houglum treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Houglum'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
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • 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 Diseases
  • 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
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Karl Houglum, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1990
University Of California San Diego
Fellowship Hospital
1987
University Of Colorado
Residency Hospital
1984
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1990
1987
1984

Awards

Dr. Houglum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Houglum

4.0

Based on 17 reviews

5 Stars
70.58823529411765%
(12)
4 Stars
5.882352941176471%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
23.529411764705884%
(4)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Houglum?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Houglum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Karl Houglum, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Terrible terrible terrible. If you are a patient that wants to fully understand their disease don't go to him. You are expected to sit there shut up and do exactly what he says, you are not allowed input into your own health. And while he is prescribing you medicine you don't need, he is probably getting kick backs from the pharmaceutical companies. Go somewhere else to protect your health.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option2
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Karl Houglum, MD?
Reply
I had a completely closed esophagus as a result of cancer treatment. My ENT could not open it, so did research and found Dr. Houglum, who's experienced in treating tricky cases like mine. Now that ENT refers all his difficult cases to him. I find him professional, personal , and even funny. Now that I can eat, I feel I owe my nearly-normal post-cancer life to him. He's a jewel. I wish he were a bit younger, so I wouldn't have to worry about him retiring! I get my throat dilated regularly.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Karl Houglum, MD?
Reply
Helpful and genuine, initially I was cautious due to seeing negative reviews but he proved those false.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option6
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Karl Houglum, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Houglum?

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more