Dr. Karl Houglum, MD

Dr. Karl Houglum, MD

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Gastroenterology  |  
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58 y/o
17 reviews

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Dr. Karl Houglum, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. Houglum is affiliated with Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Providence Holy Family Hospital....See Less

Spokane Digestive Disease Center

105 W 8th Ave Ste 6010W

Spokane, WA 99204
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Accepted insurance

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

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Dr. Houglum's Experience

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Dr. Houglum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Manometry

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 Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2015 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Houglum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Houglum to family and friends
4
based on 17 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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 Reviews (3)
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 probably getting kick backs from the pharmaceutical companies. Go somewhere else to protect your health.
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 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.
Spokane, WA |
Helpful and genuine, initially I was cautious due to seeing negative reviews but he proved those false.
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Dr. Houglum accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

Hospitals where Dr. Houglum has admitting privileges

Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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