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Dr. Stephen Sears, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 56

  20 Reviews
Dr. Sears

Centers for Gastroenterology

2555 E 13th St Ste 220 Loveland, CO 80537
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(970) 669-5432

Dr. Stephen Sears, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Loveland, CO and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences in 1995 and specializes in gastroenterology.

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  • Practices at top hospital General Surgery Excellence Award™ See hospitals

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Dr. Sears accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Guardian
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Kaiser Permanente
Principal Financial Group
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare
WellPoint

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No malpractice claims found for Colorado
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. Sears' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears treats Gastrointestinal Diseases more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Sears treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Abdominal Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears treats Abdominal Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Sears treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dysphagia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sears treats Dysphagia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sears treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Sears' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Pyloromyotomy
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Dr. Sears' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sears

3.4

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
50%
(10)
4 Stars
5%
(1)
3 Stars
10%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
35%
(7)

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Dr Sears has spent a lot of time with me. Spent a lot of time researching my illness and called me personally with my plan and results. He has explained everything in detail and even drawn pictures so I could understand what was happening. Very good and caring Dr.
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A good guy with a great team. A concern was found and they took it from there. They made all the appointments and necessary arrangements. Communication with staff is excellent. I'm grateful.
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Exceptional care by Dr. Sears for a colonoscopy I received. Very attentive, through in his assessment and overall care. My husband also has been seen by Dr. Sears for more complicated gastrointestinal issues and testing. It was very impressive to see his attention to small details in reviewing his history, documentation from other physicians. His bedside manner is premier, classy and attentive/interested in the small details to come to a better solution to healthcare problems of my husband.
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Dr Sears has been seeing our son Jeremy for quite a few years, he's amazing! Always there when we need him even at a moments notice.
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Dr. Sears attentiveness was poor. When asked a question, he was demeaning and was very arrogant. I was referred to him, but would not recommend him to anyone. I came to understand why his rating is so poor. I wish I would have known his persona "BEFORE" I set up my appointment, because, had I known, I would have asked for another doctor.
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Excellent patient care. Takes time to explain in detail so that the average person can understand. Office staff helpful and calls are returned same day.
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Courteous staff Professional doctor Advised of problem, muscle stretched, no difficulty swallowing. 2nd time in 7 years, no issues.
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Dr.Sears was professional. His patient contact was not overly friendly but perhaps that is not as important as the quality of care. Waiting area nurses, especially Amy, were wonderful, friendly, caring and organized. The anesthesiologist, male with pony tail, was great. Let me know what was being used for sedation, how it would affect me and how soon I should wake up. Things went according to plan. The procedure room nurses were cool and hurried. They did not explain and even caused pain.
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Terrible care and no follow up. His surgical procedure sent me to ICU for 10 days and then he sent me home from ICU. I called his office for a follow up visit and he said he could just speak with me over the phone. I ended up back in a hospital in Denver for 3 more weeks with a feeding tube for a month.
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Biography

Dr. Stephen Sears, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Loveland, CO and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences in 1995 and specializes in gastroenterology.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
SAUSHEC-Brooke Army Med Ctr/Wilford Hall
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Dwight D Eisenhower Army MC-Med Coll Ga
Residency Hospital
1996
Dwight D Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
Medical School
1985
James Madison University
Undergraduate School

Awards

Affiliated Hospitals

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Poudre Valley Hospital

Fort Collins, CO

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • General Surgery Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)