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Dr. Scot Lewey

Gastroenterology
Colorado Springs
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Colorado Springs

Address

2920 N. Cascade Ave, Third Floor, Colorado Springs
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Cigna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

CIGNA Health Care

Peak Gastroenterology-Centura Health Gastroenterology

Denver, CO

Office

Denver, CO

About

Bio

Gastroenterology Consultant, partner/owner, providing consultative gastrointestinal/digestive and liver disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention care. Specialty niche in Celiac disease/gluten sensitivity, food allergies and intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease, mastocytic enterocolitis, eosinophilic esophagitis/gastrointestinal disorders, IBS, colon cancer scenting 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: Colorado

Doctor Q&A

123 Answers
146 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Call your GI doc: Get back to your GI doctor. Follow up on h pylori results. Try Gaviscon 1-2 chewables for possible bile gastritis/reflux which Prilosec won't help tho... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Probably: Get area examined. An ultrasound or ct scan can see hernia also but usually just need examination by someone experienced with hernias; typically a sur... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Don't assume: Stress likely affecting you but these symptoms could indicate something more serious such as an ulcer. Given your age >40 you should see your physi... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Too little info: Abdominal pain that awakens one from sound sleep can be serious and causes can include ulcers, gallbladder disease, bowel obstruction or perforation, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Possibly : Acid reflux can reach the back of the throat causing hoarseness, sore throat, and cough. Examining the area with a scope can see such irritation.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Concern reasonable : Your platelet count should be followed to ensure returns back up to normal and not continue to drop. If ast and alt normal still unlikely due to your ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes possible : Hiatal hernia and/or gerd high on list of possibilities. Peptic ulcer, gastritis also quite possible. Gastric or pancreatic cancer less likely but as ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Possibly : Too little information provided. It is possible but more history needed.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Try antacid: Given age heart disease not likely but BP is too high. That could just be response to pain and anxiety. Pain may be gerd with esophageal spasm. The mo... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Get evaluation: Given your age and symptoms a viral gastroenteritis most likely cause but if feeling need to vomit but can't am & having persistent diarrhea then an e... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
No: Gastritis means inflammation of stomach... Gastro-stomach -itis inflammation of . There are numerous kinds of and kinds of gastritis. Helicobacter pyl... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Need evaluation: If you are passing blood clots in your stool you could have any number of potentially serious conditions in the GI tract and you need an evaluation as... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Not related : Uterine fibroids would not be a cause of bloating per se. See gynecologist for fibroids. See GI for bloating evaluation.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: the longer you go without a bowel movement or complete evacuation then higher risk that stool will remain in the rectum long enough to get more dessic... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
GB w nl tests: You can have gallbladder disease with a normal ultrasound and liver tests. A hida scan would be next test if symptoms of gallbladder disease present. ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Not habit forming: Linzess is not habit forming. Ibs is a chronic condition so medication may be needed chronically.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Various possibility: The medical term for "stomach rumbling" or intestinal noises is borborygmi. The contractions of the bowels containing fluid and air can produce audibl... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yellow, tan, green : Stool color is highly variable but light tan to dark brown with shades of yellow to green common.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Hemorrhoids : Most likely hemorrhoids or what used to be called piles. Get examined. Fistula, carbuncles other possibilities.
A female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: Supra normal (> 90%) gbef have been reported in scientific literature, esp in celiacs, d/t super sensitive to cck (hormone that stimulates gallbad... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
More info needed: Tests that were done not clear but gallbladder can still be source of pain with "normal" or "negative" gallbladder tests. For example ultrasound can b... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Have stool tested: Symptoms are somewhat vague and history limited but "clay colored" stools, that are pale, float and stink can occur with blockage of the biliary/liver... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes &a yes: You can acquire Helicobacter pylori at any time though typically acquired early in childhood. Blood tests less helpful as once positive then tend to s... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Need more info: Too little information, too vague to make recommendation beyond seeing health care provider to review. What seen? Fat in liver, mass, cirrhosis, infla... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: Yes, nausea is a common side effect of Metaxalone aka skelaxin (metaxalone).
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Maybe : Have seen rarely. May or may not be related to crestor (rosuvastatin). Should talk with your physician who prescribed the Crestor (rosuvastatin) about... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
They may shrink : Everyone had hemorrhoid veins. When such veins become inflamed, swollen, itching, bleeding, protruding/prolapsing or thrombosed then known as hemorrho... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Need info/eval : Really too limited information to render much advice. Rlq/right pelvic pain in a woman your age has a wide differential of possibilities that include ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Not really : Using antacid will reduce acicidity in your stomach briefly but not change course of gastroesophageal reflux disease per se. If you have gerd then the... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Not typically: The colon is about 3-5 foot long & not usual cause of distended abdomen except when markedly distended from air, fluid and feces if obstructed (bowel ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Possibly: If your diabetes & gastroparesis were not longstanding & diabetes truly type 2 and not type 1 then possibly. Gastroparesis can be secondary to untreat... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes if spoiled: Any food could cause food poisoning if spoiled or contaminated with microbes. Bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungus can all cause food poisoning.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Coccidynia: Pain in tailbone is called coccidynia -dynia is suffix meaning pain of or associated with area of body or bodily process. A fall on or strain of tailb... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Emetrol: Emetrol works well for some people
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
What is question?: Constipation by definition means either infrequent (< twice a week) and/or excessively hard stool. Heart racing is not typically caused from being ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Possibly: Refeeding syndrome is typically noted after prolonged period of not eating and/or having feedings delivered to the intestinal tract. Re-initiating of ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Ask: Ask your doctor about serology, genetics and inflammatory marker blood testing to aid diagnosis ibd.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 years experience
Yes: Itching blistering rash on elbows, forearms and shins classic skin manifestation of celiac known as dermatitis herpetiformis.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
Gastroenterology 38 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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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!
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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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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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