Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD
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Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD


Gastroenterology | Male

Center For Digestive Care 1300 S Fort Harrison Ave Ste 100 Clearwater, FL 33756 Get Directions


Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 63 years old. Dr. Jacob is affiliated with Bayfront Medical Center, Saint Anthony's Hospital and Morton Plant Hospital.

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    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
    Patient Reviews (7)
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    I've been a patient of Dr. Jacob's for many years. I've always found him to be knowledgeable, compassionate, and personable.
    in clearwater, fl |
    Dr. Jacob is the finest Doctor our family has ever used. It was very easy to get an appointment. My wife had diarrhea for five months. Two other doctors did not help her, but Dr. Jacob found the problem, prescribed a solution and helped her overcome her problem! We will always be grateful. His clinic is amazingly organized and all the staff extremely helpful. And we had no wait times, walked right in when our appointment was scheduled, good job. Dr. Ronald Ford
    in Tarpon Springs |
    I have been a patient of Dr. Jacobs for about 28 years. He is an excellent doctor, always listening to what I have to say. He is very caring even asking how my children are on every visit. I am usually able to get an appt pretty quick and phone calls are returned promptly. Very compassionate, and wonderful bedside manner. He always explains in detail to be sure I understand. Very smart and personable.
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    I saw Dr. Jacobs for chronic diarrhea. The only test he would run was a colonoscopy. When it was over he said there was nothing wrong with me that I only need to eat more fiber and come back in five years. Another doctor had to redo my colonoscopy because Jacob's was flawed and incomplete (no biopsy) and he diagnosed with colitis. I actually really need to limit my fiber! I feel I'm due a refund for the colonoscopy. I believe Dr Jacobs running A colonoscopy mill.
    in St Pete Beach, FL |
    Very good doctor. Caring, compassionate, smart.
    in St Petersburg, FL |
    Dr. Jacob did my husband's colonoscopy, and later referrals for a rare problem that he is experiencing. We both thought Dr. Jacob was/is a very caring person. He takes TIME with you, to listen to what is going on...and to EXPLAIN things to the patient. He is EXTREMELY INTELLIGENT, and has a great bedside manner. You couldn't ask for a better physician! And the staff have been very considerate and helpful every time we've had to deal with them, every one, without fail.
    in Clearwater, FL |
    I didnt like his bedside manners. Didnt seem caring or very nice.
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    Dr. Jacob'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
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • Abdominal Disorders
    • Abdominal Pain
    • Abscess
    • Anemia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Benign Tumor
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn's Disease
    • Dehydration
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diarrhea
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Diseases
    • Esophageal Diverticulum
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastrointestinal Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hernia
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Liver Damage from Alcohol
    • Malnutrition
    • Nausea
    • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
    • Pancreatitis
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Reflux Esophagitis
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Stomach Diseases
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Ulcer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Viral Hepatitis
    • Viral Infection
    • Vomiting Disorders


    • Medical School
      Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu Dr Mgr Medical University
    • Residency Hospital
      Montefiore University Pittsburgh
    • Fellowship Hospital
      Northwestern University School Med

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Gastroenterology

    Procedures Performed

    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • Gastroenterology Procedures
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Manometry