Dr. William Sachs, MD

Dr. William Sachs, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 52


Dr. William Sachs, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Brainerd, MN and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sachs has extensive experience in Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. He graduated from UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA / SAINT PAUL CAMPUS in 1998. He is affiliated with Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

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2024 S 6th St Brainerd, MN 56401


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Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic

Essentia Health St. Joseph's-Brainerd Clinic2024 S 6th St Brainerd, MN 56401
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Dr. Sachs is affiliated with Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center Brainerd, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Offers TelehealthThis provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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There was miscommunication between Sachs and the Nurses who scheduled the appointment today for my girlfriend. After the nurse put the IV in, and a 2 hour wait, Sachs cancelled the procedure saying it wouldn't do any good medically. He had NO empathy for my girlfriend and no apologies for wasting our time. He said to my girlfriend,"I've known you for a year so I don't have to listen." I used to see him but will not anymore and I do NOT recommend this doctor in the future.
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Sachs

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Sachs treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Sachs treats other conditions, please contact the office at (218) 270-9868.

Pancreatic Disease

Pancreatic disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the pancreas, such as pancraetitis.Compare with other Pancreatic Disease specialists.

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Very High

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. Sachs is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

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Hiatal Hernia
Reflux Esophagitis
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Check Dr. Sachs' experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Sachs' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • 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
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Malnutrition
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Pelvic Abscess
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • pH Probe
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wireless pH Testing

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Dr. Sachs accepts the following insurance:

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As a physician, I have the privilege of caring for patients and their families and sharing in Essentia Health's mission of making a healthy difference in people's lives.


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


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Residency Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to schedule an appointment with Dr. William Sachs, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients may call (218) 270-9868 to make an appointment.

Does Dr. William Sachs, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. William Sachs, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. William Sachs, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Sachs's profile.

What are Dr. William Sachs, MD's top areas of expertise?

Dr. Sachs specializes in Pancreatic Disease and Esophageal Disorders. See more on Healthgrades.

What conditions does Dr. William Sachs, MD treat?

Dr. Sachs frequently treats the following conditions: Gastritis, Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis, and Dysphagia. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. William Sachs, MD's office address?

Dr. Sachs' office is located at 2024 S 6th St, Brainerd, MN 56401. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. William Sachs, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Sachs provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. William Sachs, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. William Sachs, MD is affiliated with Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. William Sachs, MD have?

Dr. Sachs has over 24 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. William Sachs, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 2.6/5 for Dr. William Sachs, MD. Patients say that the appointment wasn't rushed and they trusted the provider's decisions. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center

Brainerd, MN

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)