Dr. Karl Houglum, MD

Dr. Karl Houglum, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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59 y/o
(17)

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Dr. Karl Houglum, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 28 years. He specializes in gastroenterology.

Spokane Digestive Disease Center

105 W 8th Ave Ste 6010W

Spokane, WA 99204
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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Houglum performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Houglum's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

2  Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

55  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Houglum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Providence Holy Family Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Houglum is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Houglum's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houglum to family and friends
17 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

  • 5
    (12)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (4)

Dr. Houglum's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...more
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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...more
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Helpful and genuine, initially I was cautious due to seeing negative reviews but he proved those false.
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