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Dr. Michael Gilbreath, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 57

  20 Reviews
Dr. Gilbreath

Hilton Head Gastroenterology

300 New River Pkwy Ste 11 Hardeeville, SC 29927
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(843) 208-3400

Dr. Michael Gilbreath, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Hardeeville, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1993 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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Dr. Gilbreath accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Open Access POS
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Gilbreath's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Diarrhea
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilbreath treats Diarrhea more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gilbreath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Diverticulosis, Intestinal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilbreath treats Diverticulosis, Intestinal more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gilbreath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilbreath treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gilbreath treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Gilbreath's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Anoscopy
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Common Bile Duct Stone
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Esophagogastroscopy
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Functional Dyspepsia
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatopulmonary Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Overload
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Obstructive Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Paracentesis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Whipple's Disease
  • Wilson's Disease

Dr. Gilbreath's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilbreath

3.7

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
60%
(12)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
5%
(1)
1 Star
25%
(5)

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What People Say About Dr. Michael Gilbreath, MD
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I'm new to H.H. and Dr. Gilbreath is the only GI around. I came for functional GI issues (4 or 5 times total) that he cannot grasp. He was obviously confused when he went through my medical history. He refuses to listen. I've been trying to gain weight for years. He told me 1 of my issues ONLY occurs in people who use "chronic" laxatives, which I have NEVER done. Then he told me I that I"think I'm fat" and "anorexic" and referred me to a psychiatrist. Entire staff is arrogant and condescending.
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Unbelievably long wait for followup visit - over 2 hours and front desk allowed 2 patients who came in 45+ minutes after me to go in ahead of me. When asked why, I was told order was determined by paperwork turned in. I completed mine while standing at the window at check-in so that wasn't true. No apology, just uncaring.
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Thank you for taking such good care of my mother!
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Our family was vacationing on Hilton Head Island when a piece of steak became lodged in my father-in-laws esophagus. This doctor came to the emergency room and was able to get the meat out and get us on our way back to our hotel. Thanks Doc!
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Took great care of my whole family. Super GI doc!
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Super Dr and great diagnostician. Very popular so may take a couple weeks to see.
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While I feel bad about writing this review I feel that I must. I went into the office for a consult for a colonoscopy and Dr. Gilbreath talked to me for about 10 minutes. While he was writing notes I noticed his hands shaking a little bit. He wrote out a prescription for me and that is when I noticed his hands really shaking. Called the office to cancel the colonoscopy and they told me that yes his hands shook while writing but didn't affect colonoscopy. Really? No thank you, Dr.
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Our GP consulted Dr. Gilbreath and they ordered an MRI with follow up by the gastroenterologist to address high liver enzymes and escalating symptoms. We called his office several times for an appointment and were told repeatedly that the nurse was doing triage and would fit him in. After 8 days, we were told the doctor would not see him because he had too many things wrong and too many medications and this was decided back on day 2. Another gastro. helped immediately and a tumor was removed.
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Horrible ! No communication whatsoever!!!
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The Doctor is very personable but can NEVER get a prescription filled on time. Staff is rude and not concerned about patients.
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Biography

Dr. Michael Gilbreath, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Hardeeville, SC and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago in 1993 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1996
Barnes Hospital
Residency Hospital
1994
Barnes Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
University Of Illinois College Of Medicine Chicago
Medical School

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65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)