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Dr. Robert Ponec, MD

Gastroenterology
4.1 (33)
Accepting new patients
36 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Robert Ponec, MD

Dr. Robert Ponec, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Salem, OR. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 36 years of experience. They graduated from University Of Southern California and is affiliated with Salem Health West Valley Hospital and Salem Hospital.

Dr. Ponec works at Salem Gastroenterology Consultants PC in Salem, OR. They frequently treat conditions like Tobacco Use Disorder, Diarrhea and Dysphagia along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Ponec's Office Locations

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    Salem Gastroenterology Consultants PC
    875 Oak St SE Ste 3010, Salem, OR 97301 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (503) 397-7520

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  • Salem Health West Valley Hospital
  • Salem Hospital

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    Pam and Catherine were wonderful nurses and Dr. Ponec always takes good care of me.
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    About Dr. Robert Ponec, MD

    Specialties
    • Gastroenterology
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    Years of Experience
    • 36 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1356329049
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of Washington
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    Internship
    • UCLA Medical Center
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    Medical Education
    • University Of Southern California
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    Undergraduate School
    • Stanford University
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    Dr. Robert Ponec, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Ponec is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Ponec has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Ponec has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Ponec works at Salem Gastroenterology Consultants PC in Salem, OR. View the full address on Dr. Ponec’s profile.

    Dr. Ponec has seen patients for Tobacco Use Disorder, Diarrhea and Dysphagia, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Ponec on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    33 patients have reviewed Dr. Ponec. The overall rating for this provider is 4.1. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Ponec.

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