Dr. Scot Lewey

Gastroenterology
Denver, CO
39 years experience male

Locations

Office

Denver, CO

Address

2535 South Downing Street, 360, Denver, CO, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Fax

3032602741

Insurances accepted

Cigna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

About

Bio

Gastroenterology Consultant, Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopist. Providing consultative gastrointestinal/digestive and liver disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Arizona, Colorado, Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Utah

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
146 Agrees
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes see a provider: Symptoms lasting more than three days with severe nausea are enough to justify seeing a health care provider. Flu is going around & can be severe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Gluten: Gluten free diet may help blood sugar control in some diabetics & screen all type 1 dm for celiac.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor about serology, genetics and inflammatory marker blood testing to aid diagnosis ibd.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not normal: It is never normal to have blood in your stools. That said, it doesn't mean it has to be due to something serious as hemorrhoids are both common & a c... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes : Gluten sensitivity commonly causes diarrhea, bloating and gas but can also result in constipation. Before going gluten free get a blood test for celia... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Poss celiac: Symptoms could fit celiac disease which can have neurological, digestive and skin manifestations or symptoms. You should see pcp but recommend you ask... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
No: Sensitivity to gluten cannot be cured surgically. Celiac disease cannot be cured at this time. It is put in & kept in remission by following a lifelon... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not per se: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple organs or body system/areas. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach. Gerd is gastroesophagea... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Wait 30 minutes : Wait 30 minutes then begin drinking water, 4-6 eight oz of water over 2-4 hours to prompt to laxative effect to cleanse your bowels.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Too little informati: You provide too little information to render answer to your question. Please provide more information regarding location, quality, relationship to eat... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
See surgeon : Cannot determine cause without looking. Could be as simple and innocent as hemorrhoids but too little information provided. Why was colectomy performe... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Both : Both. Ranitidine aka zantac (ranitidine) is a type 2 antihistamine. Normally histamine released is intended to bind with type 2 histamine receptors i... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Call your OB doctor : Early pregnancy with cramps should prompt call to your OB doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Exam: Nasal drainage that is purulent (thick, yellow or green), facial pain and frontal headaches, congestion are symptoms and signs. Tenderness to percussi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Have evaluated : Given age of your child and severity of diarrhea an evaluation with your child's pediatrician or family doctor is warranted. Dehydration should be che... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Normal : Normal bowel movement ranges from 2-4 per day to once every 2-3 days as long as not excessively hard or painful to pass, without blood. What you descr... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Prob benign: Most common nodules at ge junction are benign (not cancer or malignant) inflammatory nodules usually from chronic gastroesophageal reflux. Given your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Infection likely: Boils, anal fistula, ; pilonidal cysts can occur in area between anal opening ; genitalia ; often are painful, red, swollen and drain pus or foul smel... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Scope: Upper endoscopy provides much more information as actually visualizes the surface and allows physician to obtain biopsy samples to screen for acid ref... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Prob hemorrhoid: Probably hemorrhoid but aggressive wiping or using fragrant or cheap toilet paper can irritate perianal area, yeast infection, folliculitis, anal canc... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes: Yes. You should take folate (folic acid) supplement prior to conceiving.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Viral gastroenteriti: Most likely explanation given your age, constellation of symptoms and course of improvement is acute viral gastroenteritis. Food poisoning is another ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Before: Exercise right after a meal not advised in general.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Likely from week ago: The transit time for corn and such fiber like food particles is usually several days to a week. It is common to see retained corn kernels in the colon... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Which one?: Which sphincter do you refer to? There are multiple sphincters in the GI tract? The lower esophageal sphincter and the anal sphincter are the most com... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
See allergist or GI: Rash after eating a food can be a manifestation of food allergy. Skin testing or ige antibody test for suspected food allergen is way to test. Sulfite... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Bleeding: It depends. If it is bright red blood it could be an area of irritation at surgery site or anastomosis, an ulcer, a blood vessel or other complication... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not necessarily : Bipolar mood disorder seen in some celiac patients and visa versa so get screened with blood tests. Headaches very common in general population so not... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Need exam. : Painless small volume bright red rectal bleeding is usually hemorrhoid in cause. Painful (rectally only) small volume bright rectal bleeding is often ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Yes: Chlorella is a green algae supplement with several reported health benefits not well substantiated. The side effect of increase thirst is reported. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Avoid PPIs: At least one of the acid a blockers known as proton pump inhibitors (ppis) have been associated with increase risk while taking plavix (clopidogrel). ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Doubtful: See a rheumatologist for your constellation of symptoms and abnormal labs. The gerd doc and magnesium rec don't make sense with information you provid... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Add acid blocker: Motrin & all nsaids can reduce blood flow and mucus production in the GI tract increasing risk of mucosal injury especially ulcers. Taking an acid blo... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Have an endoscopy: It is concerning that that pain and nausea are all day long. That is suggestive but not specific for an ulcer. If medication has not helped that is al... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not likely: Sharing toilet alone should result in infection or vaginal itching. Sexual intercourse could result in infection. Exposure to antibiotics can results ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Botox injection: See GI or colorectal surgeon to get Botox injections in anal sphincter. Relaxes muscle for ~ three months, breaking cycle of pain, spam, fissure that... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Could be or not: Salsa obviously has red tomato and sometimes red pepper. Flecks of undigested fiber material from the salsa could pass in your stool just like corn ke... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Check w gyn/PCP: First step is have an exam by your health care provider her put the IUD in. IUD's can become dislodged or cause pelvic inflammation/infection, perfora... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Possibly diarrhea: Antibiotics commonly cause diarrhea.that can aggravate hemorrhoids, that can then bleed. S ymptoms of pain, diarrhea and bleeding can be signs of coli... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Likely in abdomen: It is likely that your kidney is not in your stomach proper but in your abdominal cavity in an abnormal location. You should clarify this information ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
An evaluation : Limited information limits comment but expect an evaluation of your symptoms likely combined with imaging studies, labs and endoscopy.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
No reason : Anal fissures, fistula & hemorrhoidal disease can cause anorectal pain. Proctalgia fugax or rectal pain & spasms can result from these conditions but ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not likely scenario: Parasitic worms uncommon in general in western countries without history of travel to underdeveloped countries, ingestion of raw/uncooked seafood (sus... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Unlikely celiac : If you are saying that the tissue transglutaminase IgA & igg antibodies are both low in setting of a low total serum IgA then celiac disease is unlike... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Possibly: Burning type pain in the upper abdomen where the stomach is located is called dyspepsia. Dys- bad -pepsia digestion literally means indigestion but t... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Distended rectum: The urge to defecate or have a bowel movement is a spinal cord reflex from distention of rectum from stool. This sensation can be ignored but further ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Need GI eval: Could mean a lot of things including but not limited to celiac disease, giardiasis parasite infection, lactose, fructose or sucrose intolerance, whipp... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Aggravates: Heavy lifting may aggravate hemorrhoids as can prolonged sitting on the toilet and straining during a bowel movement.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
See your GI: If colonoscopy was "clean" means both your colon was cleaned out of stool and clear to visualize well surface and it was clear of any abnormalities th... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 19, 2013
Dr. Lewey provides thorough answers to complex questions, in a very understandable way. He's a great addition to the HealthTap community!
HealthTap member
May 1, 2014
Thank your Dr. Lewey! for suggesting i get tested for Celiac disease.I'm the one who wrote yesterday abt LEFT ENTIRE SIDE body pain for 6+ yrs and recently also learnt I'm Vitamin D/B12 deficient) to ...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Lewey is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have to 45lb haul water jugs in today but other than that I'll be very careful.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

William Beaumont Army Medical Center

Awards

Clinical Professor of Medicine
Fellow American College of Gastroenterology
Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Affiliations

ACG American College of Gastroenterology
ASGE
AOA
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