Dr. Amar Pinto
what type of doctor: Gastroenterologist
Colonoscopies: this doctor can do a colonoscopy
IMA 550 South Landmark Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
Doctor’s office phone number: (812) 355-6900
I was referred to Dr. Pinto by my primary-care physician because of my bleeding and cramps. My first meeting with Dr. Pinto was for my colonoscopy – he was very pleasant and positive, but after my scope met with me while I was still very confused by the sedation, and he smiled and said “you have Crohn’s disease” and told me he would meet with me about a month later. No information was provided. After my colonoscopy, my symptoms worsened, and I was very confused about my diagnosis. However, Dr. Pinto refused to see me before the scheduled date. I persisted, and the office staff were not very friendly, as I was often put on hold for long times and phone calls were not always returned. FINALLY, he agreed to see me, and literally raised his voice and told me that I would probably have a very serious case where my disease would lead to pan-colitis which could potentially kill me (?!). However, the diagnosis he gave me was MILD crohn’s. I tried to ask him questions about finding information, and he told me to “look on the internet” – that information was abundant. Sadly, I continued to see him, and he would come into the room without reviewing my file or remembering anything about my case. The best thing that ever happened to me was moving and changing doctors so that I could again have hope and actually be educated on my individual case! Dr. Pinto seems very educated, but I give him a big fat “F” on bed-side manner and accessibility to patients!