Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD

Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 64
(18)
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Dr. Pothen Jacob, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Clearwater, FL. He is 64 years old.

1300 S Fort Harrison Ave Ste 100

Clearwater, FL 33756

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
Heartburn
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
75

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • 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
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • 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
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Jacob has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Jacob's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Jacob to family and friends
3.3
based on 18 total reviews (8 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (18)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Jacob's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

in St Petersburg, FL |
They all lie, one doctor will tell you that they found things wrong and in the next breath another doctor from the same practice will tell you that your scope was clean and you have a full clean bill of health. Puts you on medications to treat diseases you don't have...stay away if you really are...more
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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.
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Jacob accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
    Select HMO
    Tampa Bay CoreNet
    Tampa Bay HUMx HMOx
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Jacob has admitting privileges

Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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Bayfront Medical Center
701 6th St S
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701
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Morton Plant Hospital
300 Pinellas St
Clearwater, FL 33756
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