After completing his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Texas Health Science Center/MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Etzkorn completed an advanced fellowship in Hepato-Biliary medicine at the University of Illinois Hospital where he trained in advanced therapeutic procedures and the management of liver transplant patients. After completion of his training, he remained on the faculty at the University of Illinois in Chicago as acting director of the GI endoscopy lab, where he was involved in the training of fellows in advanced endoscopic procedures such as ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound and diagnostic laparoscopy. In addition he was active in biomedical research, having initiated and completed several clinical studies in the advancement of endoscopic surgery techniques. Dr. Etzkorn joined the Borland-Groover Clinic in 1996, having a special interest in the advancement of therapeutic endoscopy and the management of liver diseases. Dr. Etzkorn is the Chairman of the Department of Gastroenterology at Baptist Medical Center. He is trained in advanced therapeutic procedures and the management of liver transplant patients. Dr. Etzkorn serves as Director of the Borland-Groover Clinical Research Foundation at the Clinic.
We are a referral practice, with most patients referred to us from physicians in various specialties. We communicate with your referring physician about you, our diagnosis, treatment and recommendations to keep your primary care/referring physician apprised of your care. In addition to our specialized training and experience, we believe that we achieve high quality care in other ways too:
We practice in state-of-the art facilities, both office and endoscopy centers, as we make certain you are cared for in a pleasant environment by a well-trained staff that is knowledgeable and courteous.
We practice in the best hospital systems throughout the state of Florida, that staff with highly trained personnel. At these hospitals, our patients receive the premier care they deserve and that we expect them to receive.
Dr. Etzkorn'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
Malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Etzkorn's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Anal or Rectal Pain
Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
Unexplained Weight Loss
Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
Abdominal Mass Biopsy
Biopsy of Affected Tissue
Colon Cancer Screening
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Missouri
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
University Of Missouri--Kansas City School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1987
University Chicago Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Etzkorn has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
Dr. Etzkorn has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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