Dr. Navin Kumar, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Kumar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Digestive Disease Centers

9150 E 109th Ave Crown Point, IN 46307

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(219) 922-4900

Dr. Navin Kumar, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Crown Point, IN and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Kumar has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Community Hospital and Franciscan Health Crown Point. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kumar to book an appointment.


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Dr. Kumar accepts the following insurance:

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Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-IN PPO
Blue Access-IN
Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
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Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
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HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
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Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
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Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
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Practice Areas

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 82% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Esophageal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Esophagitis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Dysphagia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases

Gallbladder/bile duct disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as gallstones, biliary atresia, and biliary cholangitis through procedures including medications, lithotripsy, and surgery.Compare with other Gallbladder/Bile Duct Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cholecystitis and Gallstones
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Cholecystitis and Gallstones more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Cholelithiasis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Cholelithiasis more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Gallstones
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Gallstones more than 85% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 85% of their peers

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Abdominal Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Stomach Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Kumar treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

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Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections of the Digestive Tract
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Cancer Care
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • PillCam Capsule Endoscopy
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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4.5

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Dr Kumar did an HET Hemorrhoid Energy Therapy procedure and mine are gone. No pain whatsoever. I had hemorrhoids forever after have two children. They we very bad. Very pain, itched and burned. It feels so awesome not to have them anymore. Thank you Dr Kumar. You are the best!!!!!!!!
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Sharon Bonnetts – May 27, 2020
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Dr. Kumar is an exceptional dr., he will patiently explain issues, questions and remedies. he doesn't "dr speak you" or have the condescending dr./god complex. my wife also started seeing Dr. Kumar and is very impressed by him. he will make you feel at ease. he has improved my life
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Gil G. – Feb 27, 2020
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Great Doctor very thorough, Kind and concerned
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William Mahns – Aug 30, 2019
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I have a few procedures in my life.Dr. Kumar is the absolute best.Smart and completely explains everything in language you understand..He is completely professional in hospital and office..I highly recommend him to all my friends and you..
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Apr 09, 2019
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I have had two procedures done with Dr. Kumar and he is a very kind, caring doctor. He strives to make sure you understand what is going on and listens to all your concerns or questions. His staff is excellent and wait times in his office (Dyer, IN) are not very long. Dr. Kumar has also treated my 92 yr. old mother, who was very ill and he gave her the utmost care and she is now doing well. I would highly recommend Dr. Kumar!!
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Mar 10, 2019
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Many people have Dr. phobias or just don't like going to the doctor. Dr. Kumar has a very good bed side manner, asks questions about your health, and listens to what you have to say. You can tell that he enjoys his work and cares about his patients. I found out after my visit that a good friend and sister have also been a patient of his and both gave positive feedback. I would definitely recommend him.
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EAS in Highland, IN – Feb 20, 2019
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After 5+ years of having digestive issues and having no answers from doctors, I finally came to Dr. Kumar. After my first appointment, we had a procedural plan, and within the following month I was finally diagnosed, prescribed medication, and feeling NORMAL again. I haven't felt normal in years, it is an amazing feeling. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kumar to anyone struggling with GI issues
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Jan 08, 2019
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Went to Munster surgery center for colonoscopy. Dr & all staff very professional & friendly. Made me feel at ease with this test!
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Nov 17, 2018
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Dr Kumar and his staff are amazing! I was struggling with a few issues that are difficult to discuss but dr. Kumar and his staff made me feel instantly comfortable. I was scared of having the colonoscopy but it ended up being no big deal. Dr. Kumar and his staff have helped me get my life back on track.
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Tammy Cole in Crown Point, IN – Nov 16, 2018
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Dr. Kumar is a highly specialized Gastrointerologist who treats his patients with respect & genuine concern! He treated my mother who has Alzheimer’s for an ulcer that was discovered during a hospital stay for the flu. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services!! Vivian Baker
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Nov 12, 2018
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Great service very helpful
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Nov 02, 2018
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After having two painful colonoscopies, I put it off for over 11 years. I also needed to have my first endoscopy. My husband highly recommended Dr. Kumar. The Doctor reassured me that I would not experience any discomfort during the procedures. He kept his word. The anesthesiologist gave me a drug that completely put me under. I felt nothing! Don't procrastinate like I did. These are important screenings. See Dr. Kumar. You'll be happy you did. He's really nice, and has a great bedside manner!
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Julie Walsko in Saint John, IN – Oct 28, 2018
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Dr. Kumar has treated a 90+ year old family member, treated my spouse and myself and we all responded well to our care. The office is always friendly and helpful. The doctor is a caring, friendly, respectful person who treats each person as an individual. I trust him with my ongoing care and refer others to him gladly.
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Suzanne in Munster, IN – Oct 17, 2018
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Dr Kumar is great. However, I can not say the same for his office staff. On more than one occasion the staff has not responded or followed through with multiple messages that were left regarding urgent medical concerns. The only way I found to actually get to speak with a person was to say you need to make an appointment. It is very frustrating. Don’t try to get ahold of this Dr before, during or after hours cause it is not going to happen. Answering service does not even work.
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Oct 02, 2018
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Didn't show any interest or rush in helping me. I was just a number to him. Gave up on me when he couldn't figure out what was wrong. Just offered me pills and misdiagnosis. GREAT secretary, BAD Dr.
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Oct 02, 2018
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I was so sick for over three months, went from one test to another. Finally saw Dr. Kumar and by the second visit I has my energy and life back. I felt ten years younger. I am so grateful to Dr. Kumar and his staff. :)
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Leslie Murovic in Highland, IN – Sep 19, 2018
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Dr. Kumar is awesome, as are the entire office staff. I first saw him with IBS symptoms and a lengthy history of GI problems at only 21. He listened to all of my concerns and took all of my history into consideration. He did the right tests and then diagnosed me with IBS and put me on a medication called bentyl, to be taken with every meal. He told me that the drug was extremely safe and that I should see results within a few doses. I had been so sick I didn't believe him! It worked amazingly.
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Blair in Hammond, IN – Sep 06, 2018
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I really didn't want to go for a colonoscopy, but I made a promise to get it done this year. I wish I had the chance how to tell you how Dr. Kumar made this the best experience possible. If you're of age, please get this test done. He genuinely has a concern for cancer and your health. Take a day to maybe save your life.
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Glenn Van Deursen in Lansing , IL – Aug 13, 2018
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Dr. Kumar is excellent. My colonoscopy's have been very comfortable procedures. I would highly recommend the SUPREP cleansing vs. the gallon prep (Medicare only pays for the gallon prep. I paid out of my pocket $93 for the SUPREP and was worth it). Dr. Kumar's instructions are easy. I prepared with ginger ale instead of water. There are other options to mix with. I like the break you get in between the timeframe. Thank you Dr. Kumar and office staff.
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LB in St. John, IN – Jun 05, 2018
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Dr. Navin Kumar is an excellent G.I. Doctor. I got into see him immediately not having to wait for 3 months like my old Doctor. He scheduled my endoscope for the first opening that week. Not only did he do the scope but he also did some biopsies when he was in there to make sure of some issues he had found. I would never go to any other Doctor after having the great trusted patient Doctor relationship I have with him. His personality is the best and his care for his patients is excellent!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I am committed to providing the highest quality of care for all our patients. I will aim to provide an efficient and comprehensive evaluation of your digestive disorders through detailed history/physical/testing as needed.  Moreover, we hope to ...

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

University of Arizona Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern University
Residency Hospital
2003
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
2002
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School
1997
Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate School
Georgetown University

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • St Luke's Award at St Margaret's Franciscan Health-"doctor of the year" in recognition by nurses and staff for patient care, 3/2012

More Information

  • Does Dr. Kumar communicate via email?

    Yes, 1 patient said they communicate via email

  • Does Dr. Kumar offer telehealth services or virtual visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer telehealth services or virtual visits

  • Does Dr. Kumar offer an online patient portal?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer an online patient portal

  • Does Dr. Kumar have free onsite parking?

    Yes, 1 patient said they have free onsite parking

  • Does Dr. Kumar offer weekend visits?

    No users have indicated that Dr. Kumar offers weekend visits

  • Does Dr. Kumar offer evening visits?

    Yes, 1 patient said they offer evening visits

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Locations

Digestive Disease Centers

Winfield Woods Professional Complex9150 E 109th Ave Crown Point, IN 46307
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Centers for Digestive Health Highland, IN

Leetsma Healthcare519 N Halleck St Demotte, IN 46310
2
Digestive Disease Center9731 Prairie Ave Highland, IN 46322
3

Affiliated Hospitals

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Community Hospital

Munster, IN

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Franciscan Health Dyer

Dyer, IN

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Franciscan Health Hammond

Hammond, IN

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)

Franciscan Healthcare Munster

Munster, IN

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Methodist Hospital Southlake

Merrillville, IN
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

Gary, IN

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Pinnacle Hospital

Crown Point, IN

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

St. Mary Medical Center

Hobart, IN

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average