Dr. Mark S. Dawson, MD

Dr. Mark S. Dawson, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 56 years old

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As a gastroenterologist for 20 years I have experienced a dramatic transformation in our field. Screening and prevention have become increasingly important parts of my everyday practice. For me this is a great fit. Any of my patients will tell you that my office visits typically includes reassurance that we "give out a lot more good news than bad news." I am absolutely grateful to be fortunate enough to practice in a field I truly love. I believe this results in the best care I can provide.Read more

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Bradenton, FL |
billiing department never sent me a bill. Sent me to collections.
Sun City Center, FL |
Very knowlegable and easy to talk to. office was run efficiently and wait time was minimal. He performed a colonoscopy and endoscopy and I couldn't have asked for anything to be handled in a more professional manner. Even my husband liked him and he rarely likes any doctor.
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Dr. Dawson's Care Philosophy

As a gastroenterologist for 20 years I have experienced a dramatic transformation in our field. Screening and prevention have become increasingly important parts of my everyday practice. For me this is a great fit. Any of my patients will tell you that my office visits typically includes reassurance that we "give out a lot more good news than bad news." I am absolutely grateful to be fortunate enough to practice in a field I truly love. I believe this results in the best care I can provide.

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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago

    Graduated in 1987

  • Internship Hospital
    Cook Co Hospital

    Completed in 1988

  • Residency Hospital
    Cook Co Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cook Co Hospital

    Completed in 1993

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Illinois Urbana Champaign

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

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