Dr. Thomas L. Abell, MD

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Dr. Thomas L. Abell, MD

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Gastroenterology | Male

UofL Physicians - Digestive & Liver Health 220 Abraham Flexner Way # 300, Louisville, KY 40202 Get Directions
(502) 540-1420

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abell to family and friends
4.6
based on 14 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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Experience with Dr. Abell
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Abell's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes (13)
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in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Abell is the leading physician for gastroparesis for the eastern half of the U.S., if not the entire U.S. This being said, he is the most gentle, soft-spoken, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable doctor I believe I've ever had. He listens, makes you feel taken care of, makes sure you understand what's going to happen and why. He's an amazing doctor. He's also been able to make me feel better when no other doctor could treat my gastroparesis. His staff is very friendly and understanding too.
in Monticello Arkansas |
Dr. Able is fantastic. It's a shame he has such a poor excuse for office staff. When my battery went dead it took his staff 3 months to get back with me to send the programmer to confirm it was dead. I now need the settings adjusted and have been trying to make contact for 2 months. I understand people are busy and I am not the only patient they have but let's get real 2 months is unacceptable and I truly hope one day they get as sick as me and get the exact treatment they have given to me SLOW!
in Panama City, FL |
Dr Abell has cared for me since 1999, his sole job is to make my GI Dymotility as comfortable and workable as possible. Such as the GI Pacer. I was very blessed to have started with him the year I became sick and I know many have had to struggle before finding the right doctor for him. He is a kind, understanding person and truly cares about his patients. His passion for his work has shown in the # of patients that he has helped. I will always go where he goes in order to get the best care.
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impacted Shoulders
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Diseases and Disorders
  • Malabsorption and Malnutrition
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatobiliary Disease
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

Procedures Performed

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

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

    What are board actions

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of South Dakota

    Graduated in 1977

  • Internship Hospital
    Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
  • Residency Hospital
    Ohio State University College Of Medicine
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Medical School

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

    Dr. Abell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • Malpractice claims in Kentucky not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Abell's Office & Staff

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Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Abell

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Abell's Care Philosophy

At University of Louisville Physicians, we serve our patients and their families with compassionate, personalized attention and are dedicated to providing the most innovative, advanced health care in the region.