Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD

Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD

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Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Riverton, UT and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Stanley Med Coll, Madras U in 1993 and specializes in gastroenterology.

1543 W 12600 S Ste 102

Riverton, UT 84065

Contact Information

(801) 563-5121

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Karnam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Karnam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Karnam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Karnam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (801) 563-5121.

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. Karnam treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Karnam
Similar Providers
Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Nausea
Hiatal Hernia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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. Karnam treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Karnam
Similar Providers
Diverticulitis, Intestinal
Gastritis
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Check Dr. Karnam's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Karnam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis E
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Riverton, UT and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Stanley Med Coll, Madras...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

2002
U of Miami
Fellowship Hospital
1998
Wayne State U/Detroit Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1996
Long Island College Hospital
Internship Hospital
1993
Stanley Med Coll, Madras U
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Karnam frequently treats Esophageal Disorders and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Karnam specializes.

Where is Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD's office located?

Dr. Karnam's office is located at 1543 W 12600 S Ste 102, Riverton, UT 84065. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Umaprasanna Karnam, MD speak?

Dr. Karnam speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Karnam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Karnam

4.1

Based on 61 ratings

5 Stars
73.77049180327869%
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (45)
  • Explained conditions well (43)
  • Listened & answered questions (42)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (14)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (13)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (11)
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I have been seeing Dr. Karnam for over five years. Not only is he an excellent doctor, he is a true care provider. He always shows complete focus and dedication to his patients. He is interested in total well being and consults with your other doctors when there might be overlap in care. I highly recommend the Gut Whisperer!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mar 17, 2021
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Dr. Karnam has absolutely been God sent, an angel in disguise. He listens, cares and remembers. I'm truly grateful for his kindness and compassion. I saw a doctor at IHC Kearns and IHC Riverton. They both failed to do the right diagnosis. The latter left me with septicemia and a huge lab bill from California. I was very nervous and hesitant to go to any doctor after such ordeals. I'm so glad that my friend recommended Dr. Karnam. He is amazing, simply the best! Thank you doc.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Teena S. – Mar 08, 2021
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Dr. Karnam is amazing! It does not matter when I see him. A day could have passed or two years, and he always remembers me! I know I can call him anytime and he will answer my call right away. He is kind, compassionate and his knowledge is incredible. I highly recommend Dr. Karnam!
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Wendy – Oct 23, 2020
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He is amazing! He saved me! I went to the ER for unexplained abdominal pain. He performed an upper and lower GI test. He educated me on my condition and gave me medications to remedy the situation. Two years later I was having an acute attack of diverticulitis. He made time in his day to see me at his clinic and prescribed a STAT CT Scan. He prescribed antibiotics immediately. He even called me in person to follow up on my at home care. He is accurate, compassionate, and makes time for his patients. He listens.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rhonda – Oct 13, 2020
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Dr. Karnum and his staff are fantastic! Dr. Karnum is thorough, personable, and definitely goes the extra mile to ensure that my questions and concerns are resolved. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 24, 2020
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Our family is eternally grateful for Dr. Karnam. We arrived at Dr. Karnam’s office in dire need of a miracle. Our father was awaiting a kidney transplant but had become so ill and wasn’t able to eat or drink for quite some time and had lost close to 90 lbs. Dr. Karnam was so compassionate. He took the time to listen and understand our frustrations. Frankly, we had run out of hope. Dad asked, “can you help me?” He said, “I will make you better!” That one sentence gave dad hope and a will to keep fighting. At each appointment Dr. Karnam made us feel like dad was his only patient and like nothing else in the world mattered to him other than making him well. Dr. Karnam was able to find the causes of the stomach troubles and soon had dad back to eating normal food again and gaining weight back. Fast forward a few months and dad has his new kidney. Guess who came to visit at the hospital? Dr Karnam! He will forever be a part of our family. RUN to Dr Karnam. He is the absolute BEST doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nov 14, 2019
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Excellent Dr. Very Professional
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No results
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Sokia in Taylorsville, UT – Jun 24, 2019
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Unfortunately throughout my life I have seen many doctors. Dr. Karnam is one of those Doctors that are hard to find. He genuinely cares about my health and well-being. He has gone above and beyond in trying to help me. He is very knowledgeable, respectable, kind, caring, and oh my gosh I could go on. Wish there were more doctors like Dr. Karnam. Thank you
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 08, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Karnam's for over 10 years. Chrohns can make life a day to day hell, but Dr Karnam has always been there to support me. Keeping track of my symptoms, following up after hours to see how I am doing. And if a new issue is developing, always willing to move quick without taking any shortcuts to insure we have the right treatment. Always personable and relate-able, you are in the right hands for a GI Doctor with Dr Karnam.
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What could be improved
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Mar 22, 2019
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I would never recommend this doctor to anyone. We have seem him twice once for our daughter and second for my husband. THIS DOCTOR HAS A I DON'T GIVE F*** ATTITUDE AND DOES NOT GIVE A F*** ABOUT YOU!! HE JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY AND GIVES YOU NO ANSWERS...Do not go to this Doctor.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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Herriman – Mar 05, 2019
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It's been my experience that many doctor's only will look at what is of concern to them and their field but due to Dr. Karnam's sincere concern and care for his patients he saved my life by spotting a lymph node on a CT scan in another area that he doesn't handle. His knowledge and how he cares for his patients is outstanding. I have total confidence in him and will be forever grateful. He always makes himself accessible if you need him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Tina K. in American Fork – Feb 19, 2019
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He is very dedicated and concerned for his patients. He is always there when any of my familyneeds to get in to see him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharla Trotter in Orem, UT – Jan 19, 2019
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Generally, I am very healthy and do not often see a doctor other than for annual checkups. I recently turned 50 and I knew I should get a colonoscopy. I was quite nervous for this procedure. A friend recommended that I see Dr Karnam. I accepted the recommendation and am glad I did. Dr Karnam explained the procedure in a way that eased my nerves. I will continue to see Dr Karnam and recommend him to my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 30, 2018
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Excellent Gastroenterologist Saved my life Recommend him highly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 20, 2018
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It is a challenge to relay how much I appreciate Dr. Karnam. Besides being knowledgeable and thorough he is a patient advocate. He was instrumental in taking the necessary next steps and he was on top of my case all the way. He did the heavy lifting. I knew that he reviewed my progress daily and worked on my case. The nurses told me to relax because he was the best and that was proved to me. I am 100 percent healthy because he was so thorough and am 100 percent grateful he was my doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Park City, UT – Dec 20, 2018
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I have had the honor of being a patient of Dr. Karnam for several years now. When no one else could accurately diagnose my intestinal challenges, I turned to Dr. Karnam. Not only did he identify the paramount issue in a timely fashion, he took the time to explain in detail the facts surrounding the same. I can’t recommend him enough for anyone with chronic intestinal issues.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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T. Wyant in West Jordan, UT – Dec 19, 2018
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I'm not exaggerating when I say Dr. Karnam truly cares for each and every patient. The care he provides is exceptional. From personally checking up on me, to preventing me from unnecessary procedures. His office called me promptly with lab and ERCP results. I had my gallbladder removed (which his office does not do,) and was still having multiple problems. He was the only doctor that figured out exactly what was going on and fixed it. I would hands down go to him for any gastrointestinal needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tara in West Jordan, UT – Dec 19, 2018
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Dr, Karnam is a very kind, personable, caring, and attentive physician. I was quite sick when I first went to see him; he listened to my symptoms and addressed their root causes along with educating me about what he believed was happening. He treats me with genuine concern, care and respect. My experience is that he is truly dedicated to the health and well-being of his patients. Thank you, Dr. Karnam!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Christy – Mar 09, 2018
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Dr. Commons Park City office is unorganized and chaotic. There was a line of people waiting to be checked in. Dr. Carmen was rushed and did not take time to find out what was really going on. Wrote a prescription within minutes and told me to come back in 30 days. Bad experience.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • 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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pcgreek in Park City, Utah – Feb 21, 2018
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I have been sick for two years and have gone through many doctors. This is the only doctor I feel has truly cared to help me through this journey. He has been persistent in trying to help me discover what has been making me so sick for so long. I believe that now we have found something that is making me start to feel better. Thanks to his care and concern.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Leona in Oakley, UT – Dec 26, 2017
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Locations

Wellness Ctr Gut&Liver Health

Dr. Umaprasanna S. Karnam, MD1543 W 12600 S Ste 102 Riverton, UT 84065
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Practice

Kenneth Buchi MD A P C.3584 W 9000 S Ste 300 West Jordan, UT 84088
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Karnam is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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American Fork Hospital

American Fork, UT

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

Intermountain Medical Center

Murray, UT

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Jordan Valley Medical Center

West Jordan, UT

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

Park City Hospital

Park City, UT

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

Riverton Hospital

Riverton, UT

80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Salt Lake City, UT

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average