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I think the best approach in helping my patients is to let them talk and ask them open-ended questions.
– Robert T. Elliott, MD

Robert T. Elliott, MD

Gastroenterologist

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Board Certified
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Gastroenterology
Where I See Patients
Kernodle Clinic West - Gastroenterology - Burlington, NC
I think the best approach in helping my patients is to let them talk and ask them open-ended questions.
– Robert T. Elliott, MD

My Locations

1234 Huffman Mill Rd
Burlington, NC 27215-8700
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.

About Me

Patients come to see me for a wide variety of gastro-intestinal problems, from troubles with swallowing, trouble with constipation, trouble with bleeding, to be checked for colon polyps or colon cancer, as well as for liver trouble, pancreatic trouble, and abdominal pain. I have a special interest in clostridium difficile infection of the intestines, and I specialize in colonoscopy and upper endoscopy as well. I think the best approach in helping my patients is to let them talk and ask them open-ended questions. My father was a physician many years ago, and he said that if you let a patient talk, they’ll tell you what’s wrong with them. So I ask open-ended questions and guide the conversation from there to form an idea of what may or may not be going on with the patient. The most important thing is taking a good, concise history.

Languages I Speak
English

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.94 out of 5
37 ratings, 7 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Med, Gastroenterology
Fellowship
Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine, 1985-1987
Residency
Internal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 1978-1981 (Chief Resident, 1981-1982)
Education
MD, Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, 1978

Clinical Focus and Research

Publications
View my publications on PubMed

Insurance Accepted

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External Relationships

Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has reported no outside activities that relate to their Duke responsibilities.