Kester I.H. Crosse, MD, a Gastroenterologist with Digestive Disease Associates

Get to know Gastroenterologist Dr. Kester I.H. Crosse, who serves patients in Columbia, Maryland.

Dr. Crosse is a highly trained gastroenterologist who joined the team of professionals at Digestive Disease Associates in Columbia, Maryland in 2003. 

His areas of expertise include general gastroenterology, irritable bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatitis B. He gives his patients his undivided attention and practices with a goal of helping each of them lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

“I love caring for people, and I love medicine. This combination is the reason I still love coming to work after 20 years. Seeing a GI doctor can sometimes be embarrassing, and I pride myself on taking my time and finding a connection with each of my patients. The more comfortable you are as a patient, the better we communicate. The better we communicate, the better care I can provide and the faster we can get you well. Howard County is a great place to live and work, and it is my pleasure to serve this community” expressed the doctor.

The physicians of Digestive Disease Associates, now in partnership with Gastro Health, are a highly qualified group of gastroenterologists dedicated to providing the most up-to-date treatment in a patient-centered environment in Maryland. Together, they combine their individual expertise and special interests to offer their patients comprehensive gastrointestinal and hepatologic care.

In addition to seeing patients at Digestive Disease Associates, Dr. Crosse is affiliated with Howard County General Hospital and St. Agnes Hospital.

His acclaimed career in medicine began after he earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1997. He then went on to perform his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Maryland Medical Center in 2000 and 2003, respectively. 

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Crosse is board-certified in gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The ABIM is a physician-led, non-profit, independent evaluation organization driven by doctors who want to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world.

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders. A gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus, stomach, small intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, and biliary system.

Among his various accolades, Dr. Crosse is the recipient of Patients’ Choice Award (2014), Top 10 Doctor – Metro Area (2014), and Top 10 Doctor – State (2014).

Learn More about Dr. Kester I.H. Crosse:
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