Dr. Willis Parsons, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 59

Dr. Parsons
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Center For Specialty Medicine

880 W Central Rd Ste 4500 Arlington Heights, IL 60005

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Dr. Willis Parsons, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Parsons has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Northwest Community Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Parsons to book an appointment.

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Parsons

4.5

Based on 39 ratings

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  • Explained conditions well (31)
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  • Didn't explain conditions well (4)
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My Dad suffered a blocked bile duct 2 years ago. Where the blockage was, it was an extremely difficult case to unblock. Several other doctors tried to put in 2 stents to relieve the blockage and Dr. Parsons was the only one that had success. I believe that he went above and beyond to try and figure out my Dad's case and in the end saved my Dad's life. I have no question of it. He gave my Sister and myself guidance on what to do after the stents were placed. I believe that he practices medicine in a way that is unique in this day and age because he does not give up. As a result, my Dad is alive and feeling well a full 2 years after the surgery and I cannot say enough good about Dr. Parsons. He is the absolute best. Sincerely, the Daughters of your grateful Patient, Vernon
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May 01, 2021
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I am a new patient and very pleased with the professional services provided by Dr. Parsons and his team. He made me feel very comfortable by thoroughly explaining the procedure I would be receiving. The entire process was much easier than I expected, and post care was also exceptional. It was a good decision to become a patient of Dr. Parsons. -RG-
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Jun 09, 2020
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I would highly recommend Dr. Parsons. His bedside manner is honest and straight forward. Upon hearing my history, he recommended the best treatment plan options for me and his office staff promptly scheduled my procedure to be performed without delay.
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Laura in Arlington Heights, IL – Jan 23, 2020
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I had an endoscopy done by Dr. Parsons last week. It was my first ever procedure in a hospital and I was very nervous! The nurses and doctor made me very comfortable and it was over in a breeze. Dr. Parsons and his assistant were excellent with asking all the right questions and it really made me feel more comfortable being honest about some embarrassing symptoms. 100% recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Tim Budler – Jan 21, 2020
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Very thorough. Great follow up. Great staff. Very happy with service.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Nov 16, 2019
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Dr. Parsons immediately identified a somewhat rare pancreatic condition and confirmed his suspicions quickly as a diagnosis after an invasive procedure. He referred me to his surgical colleague, immediately. That accelerated diagnosis and prompt follow-up attention probably saved my life. I am grateful for his directness and the urgency with which he handled my case.
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May 17, 2019
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Very, very confident in Dr. Parsons , he was thorough wnd responsive to my questions. Very caring and helpful in all aspects of the treatment that I needed.
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Palatine, IL – Mar 02, 2019
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I have worked with Dr Parsons for over 10 years over sensitive issues and find him very thorough, and very careful to test before recommending a treatment. The results of his treatments have been excellent. And he is easy to talk with and lay out problems with concerns.
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
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No results
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Ron in Palatine, IL – Jun 13, 2018
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His staff is excellent, his practice is well run.
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liz Torgerson in Arlington Hts, 60005 – Dec 26, 2017
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Excellent quality of care and expertise.
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Arlington Heights, IL – Mar 12, 2017
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Dr. Willis Parsons, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Parsons has more experience with Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

Brigham and Women's Hospital
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Dr. Parsons frequently treats Pancreatic Disease, Esophageal Disorders, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Parsons specializes.

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Dr. Parsons' office is located at 880 W Central Rd Ste 4500, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Parsons

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Parsons treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Parsons treats other conditions, please contact the office at (847) 398-2777.

Pancreatic Disease

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

Dr. Parsons is experienced in the area of Pancreatic Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pancreatitis
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Very High
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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. Parsons is experienced in the area of Esophageal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Barrett's Esophagus
Dysphagia
Hiatal Hernia
Esophagitis
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High
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Very High
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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. Parsons is experienced in the area of Gastrointestinal Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Barrett's Esophagus
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Hemorrhoids
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High
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Very High
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Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Parsons is experienced in the area of Liver Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Viral Hepatitis
Cirrhosis
Hepatitis B - Immune Response
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Dr. Parsons' 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
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • 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
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Fluke
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pouchitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Parsons accepts the following insurance:

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Locations

Center For Specialty Medicine

Center for Advanced Therapeutic Endoscop880 W Central Rd Ste 4500 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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