Dr. Tawfiq Alam, MD

Dr. Tawfiq Alam, MD

Gastroenterology •  Male • Age 62

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Tawfiq Alam, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Alam has more experience with Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe and CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Alam to book an appointment.


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T. Gordy Alam M.D. Gastroenterology

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(936) 321-0000
T. Gordy Alam M.D. Gastroenterology17521 St Lukes Way Ste 190 The Woodlands, TX 77384
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  • Explains Conditions Well Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital Patient Safety Excellence Award™ See hospitals

Dr. Alam's Reviews

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took great care of my husband. very explanatory. Never had any issues with staff, all were very nice
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W.Penney wife – Apr 11, 2020
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Dr Alam has been taking great care of me for several years. He and his office staff are professional, caring people who get things done right, the first time. They are a ‘top shelf’ group that has changed my life in a major, positive way. I look forward to my visits with them.
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Raymond Oliverson – Oct 05, 2019
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My experience sucked! I would not recommend him. I had a lot of trouble getting my medications and the staff is some of the rudest l have ever seen in a doctor office.
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Sharon in Conroe, TX – Jan 20, 2019
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I went to him early last year and before l started with him l told him and the staff what medications l had been on for many years . The one med is not one many patients take so l wanted to make sure l could still get it if l changed doctors and saw him. They said no problem with me getting the medications. So l went to see him. After that l had all kinds of problems getting my medications. The staff didn't know what they were doing. I had to walk them thru it with ins. Got another doctor QUICK!
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Sharon in Conroe, TX – Jan 20, 2019
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Dr. Alam was to perform a regular colonoscopy on me. There were complications when I stopped breathing, Head/chin lift tilt was performed that left me with neck and back injury and lots of medical cost. Dr. Alam did not tell me or my husband of the complications and when I scheduled a follow up appointment for my biopsy results I was told I did not need to come in to come back in 5 years. I have left several messages for him and no response. I contacted the hospital and medical board. Horrible
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 29, 2018
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dr alam is a great doctor he helped me thru a very tough time after removing several polyps we still had some blood in my stool he did a proceedure where they go in through your mouth and int the stomach although i never have heartburn my stomach was producing too much acid we had several spots in my stomach that the acid had caused some bleeding he did biopsy's and all was good he prescribed a medication and we were good.we did another colonoscopy today and no more polyps ,
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 19, 2018
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Dr. Alam was able to diagnose and treat my crohns when all other doctors just said I had IBS. I'm glad to have a doctor who actually knows what he's doing! Quick and to the point visits, short wait time, and nice girls that work for him.
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Jessica in Spring, TX – Jan 16, 2018
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The emergency room doctor told me urgent for me to see Gasto. I scheduled an appointment and went to the office and there was no one there. Answering service after 3 tries finally gets in touch with DR and he said he was closed today and would be there tomorrow. I rescheduled for the next day and received an email late in the evening stating the office would call me to reschedule for over a week from now. VERY UNPROFESSIONAL!!! Wasted my time I could have actually been seeing a DR.
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Dec 27, 2017
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Staff is very unprofessional. I got connected to voice mail twice before finishing inquiry. They do not listen to you, they bill medicare with wrong codes leaving patient to pay hundreds of dollars.
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John in Montgomery, TX – Nov 10, 2017
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I was very impressed with Dr. Alams performance and kindness. Dr. Alam helped me understand my condtion and answered all of my questions with no hesitation. His staff was very professional and courteous. I feel that I made one of the best selections when choosing a Gastroenterologist.
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Conroe, TX – Sep 19, 2017
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I have been a patient for many years. He is a great Dr and his staff is super friendly.
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Conroe, TX – Jul 12, 2017
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Alam gets right to the point! He performed my colonoscopy and endoscopy very professionally. He found the problem and prescribed the correct medication. I feel better physically and mentally. I want to give a big thanks to him and his staff!!!
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Jason Siros in Conroe, tx – May 03, 2017
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I had never had a colonoscopy done before, and at 67, I was not anxious to change my record, but my personal doctor had different ideas. I had been treated for acid reflux for many yrs., and so, it was decided to have both the endoscopy and the colonoscopy done at the same time. I had it done at Memorial Herman as an outpatient, and it was not big deal. The worst part was the drinking of the preparation the evening before...yuk, but again, not big deal. Better than cancer anyday. Dr. Alam,
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Glenda S. Walker in The Woodlands, Tx. – Mar 31, 2017
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My experience with Dr. Alam in the hospital was great. He came in and had the nurses immediatly start treating me with what I needed. by the time I left the hospital I was feeling much much better. Now that I see him in his office for my regular check ups I couldn't be happier.The girls that work for him are all such sweet hearts! Happy to have found my go-to gastro doc!
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Froyina in The Woodlands, TX – Jun 17, 2016
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Staff at Apollo Hospital never questioned my husband about the effectiveness of the bowel prep for a colonoscopy. We learned after the fact that he could have had an enema prior to the procedure, but this was not offered. The colonoscopy was a complete failure due the fact that the colon was not ready even though instructions for the prep were followed to the letter. This is completely unacceptable to have a patient undergo all of this trouble w/no results when it could have been avoided.
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Conroe, TX – Jun 03, 2016
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It is incredible the way we were treated I am still not able to work and the attitude given was that not really caring .NO ONE ASKED WHY we were leaving .Even Dr Alam.My husband call twice to the office on the day of last test ,one of those were to a answering service and still have not gotten calls back.This was the must unprofessional office I have ever been. I will find a real Doctor to Help me figure out why I am still in same condition as before surgery. I will be sending Google review
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Laurie ille in Montgomery texas – Feb 04, 2016
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Dr. Alam gave samples of a new medication for IBS, & took blood. Make a SIX MONTH, follow up appointment and no one ever called about the blood work. Meanwhile, still very sick at stomach, which he dismissed during appointment and only focused on IBS. After a long wait in the waiting room, he spent possibly 5 minutes in the room. He shows no compassion and makes you feel as if you are wasting his time.
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donnaparker49 in Conroe, TX – Jan 20, 2016
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He and the folks at St. Lukes were extremely professional. Very pleased with the Doctor and the quality of care I received.
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Earl in Montgomery TX – Jan 02, 2016
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Alam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Alam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Alam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (936) 321-0000.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Alam typically treats 77% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Esophageal Diseases
Barrett's Esophagus
Heartburn
Esophagitis
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Alam typically treats 76% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 25 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Gastritis
Stomach Diseases
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Dr. Alam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • 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 Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Alam accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
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  • Gastroenterology

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Affiliated Hospitals

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HCA Houston Healthcare Conroe

Conroe, TX

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019)

CHI St. Luke's Health - The Woodlands Hospital

The Woodlands, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital

Houston, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital

Houston, TX

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center

Shenandoah, TX
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
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