Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 47
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Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from St. George's University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

1130 Talbotton Rd

Columbus, GA 31904

Contact Information

(706) 641-6900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wellcare of Georgia

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(706) 641-6900

Dr. Thiruppathi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia
Columbus HMO-Standard
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Georgia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Thiruppathi's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Abdominal Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thiruppathi treats Abdominal Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thiruppathi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thiruppathi treats Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thiruppathi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Stomach Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Thiruppathi treats Stomach Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thiruppathi treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Thiruppathi's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemodialysis and IV Access Surgery
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

About Me

Biography

Dr. Shankar Thiruppathi, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Columbus, GA and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from St. George's University School Of Medicine in 1998 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2006
Metrohealth Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Metrohealth Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Metrohealth Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1998
St. George's University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1994
Miami University
Undergraduate School
2006
2002
1999
1998
1994

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Dr. Thiruppathi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thiruppathi

3.9

Based on 11 reviews

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I am presently a patient of Dr. S Thiruppathi but actively seeking another GE physician. Two attempted preps for a colonoscopy failed. Several years ago, I went to an orthopedic hospital's ER because of an impacted colon. Two of Dr. T's peers called and literally begged him to admit me to a Med/Surg hospital in Columbus, GA, to no avail. I am also a pain management patient and pain meds put my colon to "sleep"; I believe a good doctor can deal with difficult cases. I cleaned myself with a stick.
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I have seen Dr. Thiruppathi several times and he is always in a hurry. He does not take time with his patients, and does not allow them time to ask questions or explain what is going on. I make an appointment to see him a few weeks ago and to my surprise I saw his pa. I tried to explain what was going on. She did not hear on word I said. I was schedule for a test, and became very sick right before the test was to take place. Tried to explain what was going on. they made me so mad I canceled.
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I have been going to Dr. T for the last 2 years for a family member. He has always been attentive and thoroughly explains his findings and how he will be treating them. Now I'm going to him for my own gastro problems, again he thoroughly explain his findings and what needs to be done so I could feel better. I would recommend Dr. T. to my friends and family
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I had an appointment with Dr. Thiruppathi this afternoon(10/11/2016). I have been seeing him for somewhere near ten years. I had been seeing gastroenterologists for decades and it wasn't until I started seeing Dr. Thiruppathi that my conditions improved drastically. He is kind, compassionate, professional and knowledgeable. He's up on latest treatments, medicines, tests, etc. His practice has an attached on site surgical facility so going to a separate hospital is unnecessary.
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70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average