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 graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Spokane Digestive Disease Center

105 W 8th Ave Ste 6010W

Spokane, WA 99204
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Accepted insurance

  • 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

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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

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

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

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2018 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Houglum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houglum to family and friends
4.0
based on 17 total reviews (3 with 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)

in Renton, WA
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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in Rice, WA
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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in Spokane, WA
Helpful and genuine, initially I was cautious due to seeing negative reviews but he proved those false.
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