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Leslie H. Price, MD

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Dr. Price practices general Gastroenterology with a particular interest in esophageal motility, eosinophilic esophagitis, acid reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She believes effective communication is the cornerstone to understanding different treatment options and providing evidence based practices for each person's unique situation. She feels it is an honor to help people. Dr. Price wants to provide preventative care and management for patients with chronic GI illnesses.
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
Virginia Mason Medical Center
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Professional Associations
American Neurogastroenterology & Motility Society; American College of Gastroenterology; American Gastroenterological Association
Personal Interests
When not at work, Dr. Price usually spends time with her husband and family. She enjoys cooking, hiking, running, reading, and yoga.
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Clinical Interests
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal stool
  • achalasia
  • allergic colitis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • allergic gastroenteritis
  • altered bowel habits
  • appetite loss
  • autoimmune enteropathy
  • barretts esophagus
  • biologic therapy for gastrointestinal diseases
  • blood in stool
  • bravo ph test
  • bright red blood per rectum
  • celiac disease
  • choking sensation
  • chronic diarrhea
  • clostridium difficile
  • colic
  • colitis
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • colorectal malignancy
  • colorectal screening
  • constipation
  • cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenitis
  • dyspepsia
  • dysphagia
  • endoscopy
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • eructation
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal motility disorders
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophagitis
  • fecal impaction
  • fecal incontinence
  • feeding problems
  • flatulence
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • giardiasis
  • gluten sensitivity
  • helicobacter pylori
  • helminthiasis
  • hematemesis
  • hematochezia
  • hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer
  • hiatal hernia
  • high resolution manometry
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileoscopy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intestinal pseudo-obstruction
  • intractable vomiting
  • intussusception
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • lactose intolerance
  • malabsorption
  • manometry
  • megacolon
  • melena
  • motility disorders
  • nausea
  • obstipation
  • odynophagia
  • peptic ulcer
  • peritonitis
  • polyposis syndrome
  • polyps
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • regional enteritis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • severe diarrhea
  • small bowel disease
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • swallowing problem
  • tenesmus
  • ulcerative colitis
  • vomiting
  • whipple disease

Price LH, Li Y, Patel A, and Gyawali CP. Reproducibility patterns of multiple rapid swallows during high-resolution esophageal manometry provide insights into esophageal pathophysiology. Neurogastroenterology & Motil. 2014 May; 26(5): 646-653. 

Price L, Glass J, Gavin M. An illness without geographic boundaries. Dig Dis Sci 2014 Feb; 59 (2): 270-2.

Price LH and Kowdley KV. The role of iron in the pathophysiology and treatment of chronic hepatitis C. Can J Gastroenterology 2009 Dec; 23 (12): 822-8.

Price LH, Brandabur JJ, Gluck M, Traverso WL, Irani S, and Kozarek RA. Good stents gone bad: Endoscopic treatment of proximally migrated pancreatic duct stents. GIE 2009 Jul; 70(1): 174-9.

Price L, Kozarek R, Agoff N. Squamous cell carcinoma arising within a choledochal cyst. Dig Dis Sci 2008 Oct; 53(10): 2822-5.


The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (63 Ratings, 12 Comments)


one of the very best I have ever worked with. listens to my questions and concerns advises multiple choices for treatment and always checks several times just prior to my leaving to ensure all questions are asked. I trust her with my life and have the highest respect and confidence in Dr. Price

Dr. Price always take time to listen to my problems and explain to me how to make my health better. Thanks Dr. Price.

She has a surgical mask on & I found it hard to understand what she said.

Dr. Price is one of the BEST dr's. I have ever had. She's kind smart takes all the time I need, caring & friendly. ABSOLUTE trust.

Only comment was I had more questions when she decided our visit was over - she should have asked if all my questions were answered, but otherwise, very happy with time and attention she spent with me. Her recorder was not entirely accurate though - I think his name was [...]. She and I decided I should continue with some fiber but cut it back and maybe not continue with probiotics. He put in the notes that came back to me that I should continue with probiotic... so more care needs to be taken with what is recorded from the patient doctor conversation. He was very professional, just didn't capture what we decided quite right, which could be bad in other circumstances.

This was my first visit with Dr. Price. I was very impressed that she had read my chart prior to my visit, and was very prepared to see me.

Dr. Price is highly knowledgeable of GI issues. She communicates with kindness and respect. She one of the few doctors I've ever had with this amazing level of respect. Swedish is LUCKY to have Dr. Leslie Price!

Dr. Price did a diagnostic procedure on me about two months ago. Her staff called a few days later to schedule a followup appointment, and this was the soonest they could to get me in. I assumed that I didn't have anything dire and life-threatening, since they were making me wait this long, but I really didn't know for sure! When I finally saw her, Dr. Price seemed to think she had given me her diagnosis right after the procedure, but I'm sure she didn't. I asked my husband (who was there with me in recovery when she came and talked with me), thinking maybe the sedative had made me forget, but he didn't hear her mention it, either.

[...] Dr. Price is great if I suggest a procedure then she orders it but I feel like I have had to figure out a lot on my own & she has not done a good job of diagnosing me. I have been in excruciating pain for more than a handful of years now & I just lost 2 more years seeing Dr. Price. She seemed to only finally pay attention when I wrote on [...] her that I was in so much pain [...] that I couldn't function. [...]

Dr. Price covered a lot of information with me. She was very thorough and appeared to have no difficulty really spending time with me. I really appreciated that. She did talk somewhat fast and had a soft voice. Because she was wearing a mask (due to a cold) it was even more difficult to understand her. Overall, it was a very good experience and I feel Dr. Price is the person to help me search for the root cause of my concerns.

Obviously I like Dr. Price

Dr. Price is fantastic in every way. I liked her explanations. She spoke clearly and calmly. She is warm and engaging. Very positive feelings about my experience with her. I feel strongly confident in her abilities to care for my well- being.
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