Charles Bedard
Charles K. Bedard, M.D.

Charles K. Bedard, M.D.

Charles K. Bedard, M.D.
Specialty

Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Colon Cancer Dx, Colon Cancer Prevention, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Screening, Esophageal Achalasia, Esophogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gallstone Disorders, Gallstone Dx, Gastroenterology, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Gastroscopy, GI Motility Disorders, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Hepatobiliary, Hepatology, Liver Disease, Pancreatic Conditions, Pancreatitis

  • Accepting Children: No
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

Medicare, Bill Insurance, VISA, Master Card, Cash, Check

Insurance Accepted:

Contact this office for accepted insurance plans.

Additional Information:

• King County Medical Society • American College of Physicians • American Medical Association • American Gastroenterological Association • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy • Washington State Medical Association • Seattle Academy of Internal Medicine • North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine • Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society

Philosophy of Care

I take a sincere interest in patients and determine the best methods to diagnose & treat patients with GI problems.

Personal Interests

Avid golfer, travel, cooking & gardening.

Medical School

University of Arizona, AZ, Arizona State University. AZ

Residency

University of Kansas, KS

Fellowship(s)

University of Kansas, KS

Board Certifications

• National Board of Medical Examiners• American Board of Internal Medicine• American Board of Medical Examiners, Gastroenterology• Washington State Medical License

Professional Associations:

American College of Physicians; American Medical Association; American Gastroenterological Association; American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Additional Information:

• King County Medical Society • American College of Physicians • American Medical Association • American Gastroenterological Association • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy • Washington State Medical Association • Seattle Academy of Internal Medicine • North Pacific Society of Internal Medicine • Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society

Do you have chronic diarrhea?

Many people suffer from chronic diarrhea, not realizing that many times the cause can be found and corrected. Chronic diarrhea is defined as loose stools that last for at least 4 weeks. It usually means more than 3 or 4 loose bowel movements per day. Chronic diarrhea can have a substantial negative impact on quality of life and overall health. Many people with this problem have to stay near a toilet and are afraid to even leave the house because of fear that they will not be able to control their bowel action. It is particularly troubling if there is associated incontinence.

Chronic diarrhea can be caused by intestinal infections, endocrine disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, food sensitivity or allergy and a side effect of medications. These problems can often be diagnosed with a careful history and appropriate diagnostic testing.

There is one particular ..

GERD: Something not to be thankful for at Thanksgiving

It is that time of the year when we get together with family and friends at Thanksgiving to eat heaping platefulls of turkey with greasy gravy, green bean casserole and rich pumpkin pie with whipped cream. How about seconds! This can be a difficult scenario for someone with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). People with GERD may be bothered with very troublesome symptoms after ingesting large amounts of rich food.

What is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, as it is commonly called, is a condition where you are bothered by burning chest pain behind their breast bone. This commonly occurs after meals or during the night. You also may experience regurgitation of gastric contents up into the throat, causing coughing and difficulty breathing. It may be common for many people who usually do not have GERD problems to have some GERD symptoms following a large Thanksgiving meal. Other people, however, may have these symptoms on a much more frequent basis.

What causes GERD?

With the swallowing process, food ...

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Minor & James Medical
First Hill Medical Building
515 Minor Ave., Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-386-9615
Fax: 206-576-3807

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Bellevue Commons
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Bellevue, WA 98004
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Fax: 206-576-3807

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