Dr. Thomas Short, MD

Dr. Thomas Short, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
(14)
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Dr. Thomas Short, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Decatur, AL and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Ponce School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in gastroenterology.

1304 Somerville Rd SE

Decatur, AL 35601

Contact Information

(256) 260-2333

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Short performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Nausea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Stomach Diseases
very high
more than 99% of peers

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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*
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Conditions Treated

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7

Procedures

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)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

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)

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.
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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...more
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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.
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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...more
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