Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD

Gastroenterology | Male | 63 years old

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Dr. Jacob specializes in Gastroenterology and practices in Clearwater, FL. He practices at 3 locations.

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based on 13 total surveys (5 with reviews)
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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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  •  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

Education

  • 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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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

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

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