Dr. Melvin Kuwahara, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(4)
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Dr. Melvin Kuwahara, MD
Dr. Melvin Kuwahara, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Kuwahara is affiliated with Lds Hospital.

324 E 10th Ave Ste 100

Salt Lake City, UT 84103

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Dr. Melvin Kuwahara, MD

Dr. Melvin Kuwahara, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Diarrhea
very high
more than 95% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
70

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • 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 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
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • 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

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Procedures

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

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 Minnesota Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kuwahara has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kuwahara's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kuwahara to family and friends
4.0
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Kuwahara's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Salt Lake City, UT |
Dr. Kuwahara is fantastic. I believe he has saved my life. He is informative and cares about his patients.
in Salt Lake City, UT |
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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Dr. Kuwahara accepts 2 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Kuwahara has admitting privileges

Lds Hospital
8th Avenue C Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84143
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