Dr. Navin Kumar, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 45

Dr. Kumar
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Centers for Digestive Health Highland, IN

9731 Prairie Ave Highland, IN 46322

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(219) 922-4900

Dr. Navin Kumar, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Highland, IN and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. 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's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System more than 100% of his peers

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

Gastritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Gastritis more than 100% of his peers

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kumar treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Kumar's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acne
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anosmia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Infections of the Digestive Tract
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bravo pH Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Folic Acid Deficiency
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genital Herpes
  • Giardiasis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Helicobacter Pylori Gastrointestinal Tract Infection
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepato-Pancreatic-Biliary Cancer Care
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intertrigo
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Kidney Infection
  • Kidney Infection, Acute
  • Kidney Stone Pain (Renal Colic)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • PillCam Capsule Endoscopy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Proteinuria
  • Purpura
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Secondary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Swine Flu
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing
  • Yeast Infections

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Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
HealthLink
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Locals (any local)
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pipefitters
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
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Options PPO
United Healthcare

Dr. Kumar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kumar

4.5

Based on 85 ratings

5 Stars
84.70588235294117%
(72)
4 Stars
1.1764705882352942%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
11.764705882352942%
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (73)
  • Explained conditions well (73)
  • Listened & answered questions (72)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (10)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (10)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (8)
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Have had numerous visits. Each one less than 2 minutes. Very sick now due to time wasted and lack of care by this doctor. Orders one test or med then schedules your next visit six weeks to two months later. After nine months disease has progressed to the point that is now very serious. Going to go somewhere else now. Hoping it isn't too late for me. Posting dishonest reviews can cost people their lives.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Mar 10, 2021
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After years of seeing other doctors and not finding a solution for what I now know is IBS I saw Dr. Kumar. He listened to my issues which had become embarrassing after so many attempts with other physicians. He made me very comfortable and explained what we needed to do to find what was wrong. He was able to pinpoint the problem and get me on the correct medication very quickly. After years of struggling with this, I am able to live my life without incident. I could not be more thankful. His staff is efficient and if you talk with them they are kind and friendly. I felt Dr. Kumar was committed to finding the right treatment for me after he heard my family history and he did.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Judith Panozzo – Jan 18, 2021
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I just love Dr. Kumar. I had been seen at other gastrologists for up to 40 years and not one of them helped me with my diarrhea that I had every day. But Dr. Kumar hit the nail on the head when I started going to see him. He said I had pancreatic insufficiency. He gave me prescriptions to completely stop the diarrhea. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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JoAnn Aguilar – Dec 02, 2020
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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!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
17 people found this helpful
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Gil G. – Feb 27, 2020
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Great Doctor very thorough, Kind and concerned
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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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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What could be improved
No results
27 people found this helpful
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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!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
26 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
22 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
32 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
28 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
21 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
17 people found this helpful
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Nov 12, 2018
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Great service very helpful
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this 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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
10 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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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.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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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. :)
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
11 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Blair in Hammond, IN – Sep 06, 2018
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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...Read more

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
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Navin Kumar, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Kumar has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Navin Kumar, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Navin Kumar, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Kumar's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Navin Kumar, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Navin Kumar, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kumar frequently treats Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System , Gastritis, and Hemorrhoids. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kumar treats.

Where is Dr. Navin Kumar, MD's office located?

Dr. Kumar's office is located at 9731 Prairie Ave, Highland, IN 46322. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Navin Kumar, MD speak?

Dr. Kumar speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Centers for Digestive Health Highland, IN

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

Winfield Woods Professional Complex9150 E 109th Ave Crown Point, IN 46307
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kumar is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Community Hospital

Munster, IN

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

Franciscan Health Crown Point

Crown Point, IN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Franciscan Health Dyer

Dyer, IN

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Franciscan Health Hammond

Hammond, IN

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2019)

Franciscan Health Munster

Munster, IN

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

Methodist Hospital Southlake

Merrillville, IN

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus

Gary, IN

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Pinnacle Hospital

Crown Point, IN

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Mary Medical Center

Hobart, IN

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average