Dr. Thomas Short, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
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Age 58
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Dr. Thomas Short, MD
Dr. Thomas Short, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Decatur, AL. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

Riverside Gastroenterology

1304 Somerville Rd SE

Decatur, AL 35601

Contact Information

(256) 260-2333

Dr. Thomas Short, MD

Dr. Thomas Short, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Starmark
  • Tricare

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Dr. Short's Experience

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Dr. Short's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
2

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
70

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Obstruction
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Hepatitis B
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
  • Microscopic Ulcerative Colitis
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Pancreatitis
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hepatitis C Treatment
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.

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

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Ponce School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Va Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University Va Affil Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • American Hospital Of Paris
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • E Tenn State University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Short has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Short to family and friends
3.9
based on 14 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Short's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
decatur, al |
Dr. Short is thorough and does not hesitate to order additional tests when he thinks they are needed. He is easy to talk to and is concerned for his patients. He spends time with his patients and answers questions thoroughly. Sometimes the front office staff are a little curt.
Decatur, AL |
The doctor is a very good doctor but his staff and especially his wife is the problem with this office. His wife is very rude and the staff is taking their attitude from her. I definitely do not recommend this office as long as his wife works there. The staff needs to realize that some of the patients, like myself, is very sick and may not live throughout this year. We do not need that kind of attitude while trying to deal with our illness.
in Decatur, AL |
This man is an awesome physician. Communicates very well. Lets nothing slip through the cracks. Very well thought of by other physicians he's referred us to.
in Alabama |
Would not recommend to family or friends with gastro problems. Front staff are just not friendly--don't smile, make eye contact, speak. They act as if you are bothering them. Dr. Short's nurse seemed friendly enough. Dr. Short was okay but offered same spiel/medication that any general doctor/practitioner would. Considering all the tests they supposedly offer...was hoping for something more other than a PPI prescription. Nothing new to see here.
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Dr. Short accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • Starmark
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life

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