Dr. Michael Kestell, MD

Dr. Michael Kestell, MD

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Dr. Michael Kestell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in gastroenterology.

105 W 8th Ave Ste 6010W

Spokane, WA 99204

Contact Information

(509) 838-5950

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
  • MultiPlan

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(509) 838-5950

Dr. Kestell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Dr. Kestell's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kestell treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Kestell treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kestell treats Irritable Bowel Syndrome more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Kestell treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kestell treats Inflammatory Bowel Disease more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kestell treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Kestell's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Michael Kestell, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1988
University Of Washington
Residency Hospital
1985
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988
1985

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Dr. Kestell's Reviews

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Dr. Kestell saved my life....after seeing multiple idiots, I was finally referred to Spokane Digestive Disease, and Dr. Kestell. Dr. Kestell pursues the answers, is very attentive to the needs of the patient. His knowledge and skillset in Gastroenterology is fantastic. He prescribed the right medication, biologics. He has performed countless Colonoscopy on me and checked the effectiveness of the biologic...he is a wonderful doctor. I have lived with Chrohn's Disease since 1997.
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I would like to leave a review of your billing department. Especially that of Melanie King. My insurance has more than once pre-approved a Remicade infusion then denied the $17,500 claim following the infusion. As you can imagine this was a very unnerving and stressful experience for me. However I had a champion on my side. Melanie King who fought them tooth and nail along with Dr. Kestell with an unrelentless drive and passion. She kept me informed of each step & defeated the insurance monster.
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I’ve worked in surgery my entire life & you get a sense of who is competent & who isn’t. I felt comfortable w Dr Kestell from the beginning. He explained everything thoroughly & he was quite knowledgeable! Great Dr!
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Dr. Kestel is excellent. I have had 3 procedures done by him and he is always on top of my patient history and is very affable, positive and reassuring. I am always a little nervous going in, but by the time it is time for the procedure, I feel very confident that I am in good hands. Highly recommend.
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Awesome, never seems pressured for time. Addresses all my concerns at each visit and battles with my insurer to make sure I get appropriate therapy.
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Mr. Kestell has seen me twice. Simply put he is my kind of doctor and did me a great service. I would recommend him to everyone. The staff were all wonderful, fun and professional. Didn't feel a thing!
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Dr. Kestell is an excellent listener with an incredible amount of knowledge that he is able to translate to patient easily. He is compassionate and a 1st rate GI Doctor. I wouldn't ever consider going to anyone else.
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