Dr. Navin Kumar, MD

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Dr. Navin Kumar, MD

Dr. Navin Kumar, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Highland, IN. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Pinnacle Hospital, Methodist Hospital Southlake, Methodist Hospitals - Northlake Campus, Franciscan Healthcare Munster, Franciscan Health Dyer , Franciscan Health Hammond and Community Hospital.

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Dr. Kumar's 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 educate the patient and allow them to gain insight into their individual problems. The latter can help patients take an active role in treatment plans by understanding their respective illness all the while fostering the physician-patient relationship. The group has compassionately been serving Northwest Indiana for over 25 years.

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Dr. Kumar's Reviews

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4.6
based on 52 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Kumar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
Dr. Kumar's diagnosis and the medicine prescribed truly changed my life. I feel 100% better, and am very confident in this doctor. The staff is so nice and caring. I had an issue with my insurance, and they were all very helpful in resolving my problem, including Dr. Kumar. I have never experienced that much interest, and resolve at any doctors office. Excellent experience.
Highland, IN |
Dr. Kumar is an excellent doctor. He listens to my issues and finds way to help me. His staff is friendly and are on top of getting what I need when I need it. My appointments always run smoothly and I never have a long wait. I highly recommend him for any GI issues.
in Highland, IN |
All these reviews are right on point. Dr. Kumar is terrific. He connects to you in a very respectful way and is clearly a highly skilled professional. I was referred to him by a co-worker with similar reviews. I can't speak highly enough of him.
Crown Point, IN |
Dr. Kumar was absolutely wonderful! Very compassionate and patient. I am recovering from four spinal surgeries and he was great preparing me for a colonoscopy. Wonderful bedside manner, great explanation of findings both immediately after the procedure and follow up appointment. Thank you.
Crown Point, IN |
A wonderful doctor! Was so happy to find a personable and knowledgable gastroenterologist. Sensitive to any issues or problems. Meanwhile, he is up to date with the newest therapies.
Naperville, IL |
We are extremely likely to recommend Dr Kumar. Several family members already go to him.
in Crown Point, IN |
I was referred to Dr. Kumar for an issue concerning my throat. As with any issue not being solved by my family practice doctor, I was a bit alarmed. Dr. Kumar's excellent bedside manner put me at ease from the start. He was very good at explaining what his testing would be and after he performed the scope procedure gave me an in depth review of the results along with what I would need to do to address my condition. I would without an hesitation recommend him his fine staff of Vanessa & others.
in Griffith, IN |
Dr. Kumar is a very knowledgeable person. He takes the time to explain what is going on, and will answer any questions that you may have.
in Calumet City, IL |
Dr. Kumar is very polite and professional. He performed two procedures on me and I am fine. His staff is also outstanding and very nice. I would recommend Dr. Kumar To my family and friends. I had my procedures at St. Margaret s hospital where all the staff hold him in high regard. staff hold him in high regard Thank youd.
in Hammond, IN |
Doctor and staff are pleasant which makes office environment comfortable. Dr. Kumar is easy to talk with and answers any of your questions you may have.
in Whiting, IN |
Really listens to patient's concerns & questions & takes the time to explain in a way you can understand. Very thorough and excellent rapport with his patients. Highly recommend!
in Lansing, IL |
Excellent physician. He always takes time to explain, in detail, what is the problem(s) and goes over all actions so you don't feel pressured to do anything. That is important.
in Schererville, IN |
I was referred to Dr Kumar by my regular doctor and he preformed my first colonoscopy on June of 2016. His reputation with the nurses and staff at the hospital is nothing short of remarkable. In the short time that I have gotten to know Dr Kumar, I have found him to be straight forward and caring. I would recommend him to anyone that needs his services.
Madison, WI |
Dr. Kumar was dismissive off my symptoms and unhelpful about how to recover from my serious GI problems simply because he couldn't see anything obvious during the colonoscopy. His clinic seems to be run to maximize profit. Overbooking patients a on rare office visit days and focusing on doing scopes for new patients which pays more.
Crown Point, IN |
I had issues for over 8 years that no one had answers for. I saw numerous doctors that could never give me a decent answer to my symptoms. Dr. Kumar was able to successfully diagnose me with an uncommon disorder within a few visits that none of my previous physicians or specialists had even mentioned. He's very friendly, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I cannot be more thankful for Dr. Kumar.
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Dr. Kumar's 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 educate the patient and allow them to gain insight into their individual problems. The latter can help patients take an active role in treatment plans by understanding their respective illness all the while fostering the physician-patient relationship. The group has compassionately been serving Northwest Indiana for over 25 years.

Dr. Kumar's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  •  Malpractice claims in Indiana not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • 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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Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bacterial Infections of the Digestive Tract
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Disorders
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • 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
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Education

  • Medical School
    University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    McGaw Medical Center-Northwestern University

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Arizona Medical Center
  • Undergraduate School
    Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1997

  • Other Education
    Georgetown University

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Hemorrhoids