Dr. Melvin D. Kuwahara, MD

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Dr. Melvin D. Kuwahara, MD

Gastroenterology | Male

Avenues Specialty Clinic 324 E 10th Ave Ste 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Get Directions

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Dr. Kuwahara specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Kuwahara's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      Over stretched and tore my esophagus. Did not mention how badly it was torn during endoscopy procedure and did not prescribe correct medication to allow the tear to heal properly. Had several emergency room visits until they determined the problem. Went to another Dr. to get medication that would help Dr. Kuwahara's tear heal.
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      Specialties

      • Gastroenterology

      Board Certifications

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      • Gastroenterology

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Anal or Rectal Pain
      • Anal Prolapse
      • Anemia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Barrett's Esophagus
      • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
      • Benign Tumor
      • Blood Disorders
      • Cancer
      • Celiac Disease
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Cirrhosis
      • 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 Diseases
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophageal Ulcer
      • Esophageal Varices
      • Esophagitis
      • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
      • Gastric Ulcer
      • Gastritis
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
      • Gastroparesis
      • Heartburn
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hepatitis C
      • Hepatorenal Syndrome
      • Hernia
      • Ileus
      • Indigestion
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
      • Lactose Intolerance
      • Liver Damage from Alcohol
      • Malnutrition
      • Nausea
      • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
      • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
      • Pancreatitis
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Reflux Esophagitis
      • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Unexplained Weight Loss
      • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
      • Viral Hepatitis
      • Vomiting Disorders

      Procedures Performed

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

      Background Check

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Minnesota Medical School

        Graduated in 1986

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

        Completed in 1987

      • Residency Hospital
        University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus

        Completed in 1989

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Utah

        Completed in 1993

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Gastroenterology
      • Board certified in Gastroenterology
      • Malpractice claims in Utah not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Kuwahara's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      Under 10 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Kuwahara

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients