Dr. Leroy Odom, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 72

Accepting new patients

Dr. Leroy Odom, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Houston, TX and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Odom has more experience with Esophageal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine medical school in 1976. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center and Houston Methodist West Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Odom to book an appointment.


Leroy N. Odom, MD

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(713) 658-8660
Leroy N. Odom, MD2000 Crawford St Ste 1300 Houston, TX 77002

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Dr. Odom is a very nice man, but I wouldn't recommend him for an urgent medical problem. You have to make an appointment to receive test results; you can't get them over the phone or electronically. I had to wait 30 minutes in my last appointment and he didn't even acknowledge or apologize for making me wait. When you have intestinal problems you want to feel a sense of urgency and convenience from your doctor. Dr. Odom is old school in the way he treats his patients.
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He has a good bedside manner, and explains well.
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Dr. Odom accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Emblem Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
MVP Health Care
Principal Life
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wells Fargo Insurance

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Texas
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Odom treats Esophageal Diseases more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Odom treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Odom treats Esophagitis more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Odom treats this condition more than 90% of their peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Odom treats Dysphagia more than 52% of their peers

Dr. Odom treats this condition more than 52% of their peers

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Dr. Odom's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • 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
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Care Philosophy

Keeping the patient informed and listening to patient issues


  • Gastroenterology


Baylor College Of Med
Fellowship Hospital
Emory University Hospital Affil
Residency Hospital
Emory U Hosp/Emory U
Internship Hospital
Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Medical School
New York University
Undergraduate School


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Best Doctor Gastroenterology, 2012

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Media & Publications

  • Niacin and Hepatotoxicity, 2000
  • Incidence of Temporal Arteritis in African Americans, 1975

Affiliated Hospitals

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HCA Houston Healthcare Medical Center

Houston, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Houston Methodist West Hospital

Houston, TX

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center

Houston, TX

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Saint Joseph Medical Center

Houston, TX

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average