Dr. Patrick Gerstenberger, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Gerstenberger
Accepting new patients

Digestive Health Associates PC

2 Burnett Ct # 100 Durango, CO 81301

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(970) 385-4022

Dr. Patrick Gerstenberger, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Durango, CO and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gerstenberger has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Surgery, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Wash U, School of Medicine medical school in 1980. He is affiliated with Mercy Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gerstenberger to book an appointment.


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Dr. Gerstenberger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Bronze Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Gold Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
Mountain Enhanced Network-CO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Mountain Enhanced (Mountain Enhanced / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Mountain Enhanced X-CO HMO
Silver Mountain Enhanced-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Presbyterian Health Plan
Commercial

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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 74% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Esophageal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenberger treats Esophageal Diseases more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenberger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Barrett's Esophagus
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenberger treats Barrett's Esophagus more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenberger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Esophagitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenberger treats Esophagitis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenberger treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Anal & Rectal Surgery

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Typically treats 78% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenberger performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Gerstenberger performs this procedure more than 78% 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 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 23 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Hemorrhoids
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gerstenberger treats Hemorrhoids more than 100% of their peers

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

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Dr. Gerstenberger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • 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
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Vomiting Disorders

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His staff puts up one roadblock after another in order to prevent me from getting an appointment, and I am in dire need of a colonoscopy. The rules keep changing for getting an appointment. It simply is extremely unprofessional! It makes you wonder if the staff wants an extra half day off per week and think the way to get there is to run potential patients off. Very disappointing!
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Neely in Durango, TX – Jun 05, 2018
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Excellent. Compassionate, knowledgeable. I am complicated and he has no fear which makes all treatments successful. Better than any GI at Mayo.
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Chris Dunham in Pagosa Springs CO – Mar 14, 2018
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I have had many colonscopys with Dr. Gerestenberger., since the 90's . As I have a strong family history of colon cancer. He has always been very through. I always felt well looked after. By the staff as well. I never had any problems with the procedure. My last colonoscopy I had some health issues I was concerned about. He had been very through with my concerns about my condition. Checking with my Doctors , discussing my condition.. In the end my fears were elevated. All went wel.
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Carol in Durango – Feb 22, 2018
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Dr. Gerstenberger has been my doctor for the last 5 years. I have a very complicated case of GERD and normal solutions do not work for me. Dr. Gerstenberger has been essential in getting me on the right track. He has been very thorough with my exams and making sure I understand the results of my tests. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I would highly recommend him to anyone having gastro issues.
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Kathy Herrera in Durango, CO – Dec 03, 2016
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Dr. Gerstenberger spent much time in researching and testing for a reaccuring problem I was having. My weight dropped from 225 lbs. to 164 lbs. After much testing etc., he found that the drug Benicar was the apparent cause. I had a condition known as collagenous colitis on biopsies that caused major diarrhea. Dr. Gerstenberger and his staff are great advocates for me, spent much time finding the cause. They are exact, proffessional and very serious about their patients. I recommend them!
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Tom Duke in Durango, CO – Jul 27, 2016
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I'm 62 years old . I have suffered with U.C. most of my life. My local DR. was treating me with steroids for the last year I was with him. My U.C. was getting worse. I went to DR. Gerstenberger , he saw that my system was not responding to the steroids. He started a new treatment plan. Since I have been with DR. Gerstenberger my U.C. has subsided and my life has been much better.
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Raymond Roberts in Flora VistaNew Mexico – Jul 14, 2016
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I have been under the care of Dr. Gerstenberger and his staff for 10 years. He has helped me navigate the challenges of my Crohn's disease through office visits, phone calls and procedures. I have always been able to get in to see Dr. Gerstenberger or get him on the phone in urgent situations. The nurses at Digestive Health respond to phone messages the same day and have helped me with everything from symptom management to communicating with the insurance company.
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Bill in Durango, CO – Jul 14, 2016
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I have been a patient of Dr. Gerstenberger since 2007, he has always been very thorough through the various tests, labs, and diagnoses. I have a-typical symptoms for my specific disease, Dr. G has worked closely with Mayo Clinic specialists to evaluate my care plan. Dr. G's staff is very nice and I have all possible procedures done in his Southwest Endoscopy clinic. I travel 1 hour each way to see Dr. G, and consider myself fortunate to have him provide my medical/healthcare.
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Virginia in New Mexico – Jul 11, 2016
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Dr. Gerstenberger has been taking care of me for more than 13 years. He's saved my life twice, as I have a serious case of UC and hated following medical regimens. Now I follow his advice completely and I'm in full remission. He's kind and interesting to visit with, and the best gastroenterologist I've ever known. I recommend him with confidence and gratitude.
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Tim O in Durango CO – Jul 10, 2016
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I felt like I was in the care of a highly professional doctor and staff that offered a nice personal touch. Dr. Gerstenberger spent a lot of time with me during my appointments and his staff made me feel comfortable on the morning of the procedure.
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Biography

Dr. Patrick Gerstenberger, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Durango, CO and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gerstenberger has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Anal & Rectal Surgery, and Gastrointestinal Diso...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1985
U Calif
Fellowship Hospital
1983
U NM Affil Hosps
Residency Hospital
1981
U NM Affil Hosps
Internship Hospital
1980
Wash U, School of Medicine
Medical School
1976
University Of California
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Digestive Health Associates PC

Digestive Health Associates PC2 Burnett Ct # 100 Durango, CO 81301
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Mercy Regional Medical Center

Durango, CO

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2018)