Dr. Stephen Abshire, MD

Dr. Stephen Abshire, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 71
(28)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Stephen Abshire, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Lafayette, LA. He is 71 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.

1211 Coolidge Blvd # 303

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 232-6697

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

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Gas-Bloat Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nausea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Dysphagia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abshire "We believe in delivering the highest quality care, for the best possible treatment of our patients. We aim to combine state of the art medicine, with an environment of respect and compassion."
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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*
83

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • 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 Dilation
  • 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
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • 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
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophagoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation for Barrett's Esophagus

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

  • Tulane University Of Louisiana
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1969
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Charity Hospital Tulane University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Charity Hospital Tulane University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Ochsner Fdn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1978

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abshire has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abshire's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abshire to family and friends
3.5
based on 28 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Abshire's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Lafayette, La |
I've been a long time patient of Dr. Abshire. He has been my lifesaver. I had fallen very ill and I appreciate a Doctor that can admit not sure what's going on. When Dr Abshire isn't sure it motivates him to do everything in his power to get to the bottom of it. Thanks to him being so professional I was diagnosed with Colon Cancer. We had no family history of any type of cancer. Thanks to Dr.Abshire I'm an 18 year colon cancer survivor. Thank You Dr.Abshire n Staff!
in Spring, TX |
Had a colonoscopy done years ago. The anesthesia wore off. Told him I could feel everything continue with the procedure. Never did he apologize. With the nurse and the anesthesiologist , and they said nothing.
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Dr. Abshire accepts 22 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Verity Healthnet

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Hospitals where Dr. Abshire has admitting privileges

Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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