At GastroArkansas, our patient-centered approach to medicine means that, above all, your health and well-being will always be our top concern. We are a physician-led network of providers that want nothing more than to help every member of your family reach their optimal gastrointestinal health so you can live each day with the greatest quality of life possible. When you visit our GI specialists in Little Rock, AR, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with professionals who are both knowledgeable and caring. To see real experiences from past and present patients who have been in your position, browse through the reviews below. Once you have finished reading through some of the reviews, reach out to us and let us know how we can help improve your GI health.
"Had my first procedure done today there . Been having upper abdominal pain and swelling , they told me they were gonna do an oral scope to check my gallbladder . The people were super nice and made everything very relaxing and did a great job explaining . But when I woke up from the scope they told me they did check my gallbladder or liver ? He went down to esophagus that meets my stomach . And I’m still having pain , still not sure if I will have to go back or not ."
"My experience was pleasant from the time I checked in until Dr. Backstedt talked with me about results and what to expect next. I appreciate the timeliness of being seen at my scheduled appointment time. Thanks!"
"The care that my husband received there was excellent and his doctor is the absolute best. Dr Kakahati is the most compassionate doctor and is very good at explaining to his patients any information on their procedure."
"I really enjoyed the staff of Dr. Angela K. .Nutt they made me comfortable. with great professionalism. Heather, Grace ,Amber and the other lady with the short hairstyle were so kind. May Continue to bless and prosper each of you. Dr. Angela K. Nutt is a gift from Heaven. Ms. Abby Miller"
"Incredible service, I was in and out it seemed like. Minimal waiting, I was sitting in the waiting area for just a few minutes and they took me in and then nurse did her thing, left and Doctor Gibbs was right in, she was very pleasant and professional. I highly recommend her, the staff and her clinic."
"I had my first visit with Dr. Pennington yesterday, and he was absolutely wonderful! He explained every question I had thoroughly, and provided me a lot to think about in terms of my diet. He's super down-to-earth and personable, and I can tell he really listened and was tuned in with the issues I'm experiencing. If you're looking for a gastroenterologist, Dr. Pennington is a sure winner! The office staff was just as great, as well! This practice is just all-around awesome!! :-)"
"Not sure why my daughter s name is in where I am Wynona Davis. He’s an Excellent doctor. He didn’t give up on me when my Crohn’s was out of control. He kept until he found something that worked. Been with him for years and will not change. Fantastic human being very personable and down to earth"
"I did not have to wait long. The intern asked a series of questions to try to help find the possibilities and to determine a course of diagnostics and treatment. The were kind and courteous. No issues at all."
"I absolutely love Dr. Davis!! I had a procedure done in 2017 and justbhad another procedure done by him a few days ago, and he remember me as his patient! Now that speaks volume, a doctor who really cares about their patients is always an A in my book!"
"I would highly recommend Dr. Johnson at Gastro Arkansas. In fact I will be bringing my mother to him when she is due for her next colonoscopy. I had my first screening recently and I was extremely nervous about having a colonoscopy. During my consultation with Dr. Johnson, I repeatedly expressed that I had a lot of anxiety about it. He was very patient, kind, and reassuring. He took time to address my health history, all my concerns, and never did I feel rushed or ridiculous for being afraid. His entire staff including my nurses both named Sarah and the nurse anesthetist Kasha were all so warm, caring, and professional. I was in excellent hands from the moment I walked in the door until I walked out. The procedure went very well and I had no complications or issues whatsoever with the prep, the screening, or the recovery. I am very thankful to Dr. Johnson and his team and would not hesitate to recommend him to all my family and friends."
"My wife is the patient of Dr Robinson and she was very pleased with his professionalism and willingness to listen and very Glad that he took the time to explain everything in very easy to understand details. my wife's name is: Brenda K Bryant"
"BEST experience ever in having a colonoscopy. And we all know they’re NOT a thrill to undergo. Dr. Robertson is thorough, precise and his professional manner is the ABSOLUTE BEST! Has a great sense of humor too🤠!! He has an awesome and caring staff to help, guide and take care of you before and after the procedures as well. Highly recommend him to anyone!!!"
"Dr. Kakati is undoubtedly one of the most caring doctors that I have. Really listens and if he can't find an answer for you, he will make sure he gets you to someone who can. He's definitely one of a kind. I have nothing but the highest praise for him."
"He's very good at what he does. He cares about you as a individual and takes consideration about making sure you get your medication and that you can afford it. He also has his Nurse follow up after any procedure. He is professional and knowledgeable and always friendly."
"My experience was good.I feel Dr. Morrison was as through as she could be with what she had to go by.We are following up with a couple test and I'm hoping we can find the cause of why I am seeing her."
"Dr. Pennington was a delight. He explained carefully to my husband and me what the tests showed and all our options. He checked out my husband carefully and listened and and answered questions!! Dr Penningtongets a ten and a gold star❣️❣️❣️"
"My visit was very fast but at the same time the doctor took his time to hear me and took his notes. They give me the next appointment very quick and at the same day of the procedure they were very respectful and nice."
"Everyone was so courteous and friendly! Though I was nervous and anxious about the procedure, by the time I was about to be given medication to put me to sleep, I was very calm and relaxed. My prep nurse was a jewel! Tiffany, James, Valentina & Doctor Gibbs, took excellent care of me! Thank you all for an excellent experience at GastroArkansas."
"The staff is very friendly. My wait time is always minimal and I am seen on time. A lab is on site if lab work is needed. The office is equipped to do many outpatient type procedures on site. Dr Backstedt is a great physician. He has a wonderful bedside manner. He follows up with me and several times has called me personally regarding my lab work, updates, etc. He is very thorough and listens to me. I have never felt like my appointment was rushed. I feel I am receiving the very best care. I would highly recommend Dr. Backstedt and his office to anyone who is looking for a great gastroenterology specialist."
"Dr. Morrison, her nurse, Michelle and the staff at Gastro AR are terrific! They are very responsive to phone calls, always calling back in a timely manner to answer questions, discuss problems, etc. I truly appreciate Dr. Morrison's no nonsense way of explaining things, taking time to listen to my concerns, giving treatment options, and ultimately leading me to the right treatment decisions for me! I would highly recommend her to anyone needing a gastroenterologist."
"He is such a kind and caring doctor! I feel blessed to have him looking after my son. He is always attentive and answers questions and explains things in a way that makes everything easier to understand."
"To be honest ,I never met a doctor such as Dr.Backstedt ,who is so particular in explaining an issue in a very plain language..He is willing to spend as much time as needed to answer all questions..I have to ad one more aspect being he’s patient..Just recently had a colonoscopy and endoscopy at the same time and it was perfectly performed by dr.Backstedt and after those procedures he again spent at least 30-40 minutes in post surgery room..It’s so rare in today’s day and age.."
"Dr. Pennington always takes time during consults to get updated health concerns you may have. He doesn't try to whisk you in & out just to get procedure scheduled. He has performed colonoscopies for me & my husband & last time I had a polyp. His staff called me on Christmas Eve to tell me it was benign which gave me even more for which to be grateful that year. They are great all around!"
"Dr. Meziere has been my gastrointestinal doctor for 14 years. He treats me for Crohn's disease. I have always found him to be very knowledgeable about this disorder, and he will do everything possible to resolve my symptoms. Most important to me...he listens!"
""Bedside/Office manner" is less important to me in a doctor than other factors, although Dr. Robertson has that covered. He listens well and responds without a whole lot of medical jargon so he is easy to understand. He takes his time and is patient. What I appreciated most is that it was obvious from the outset he had read my complete medical file, including past blood tests. We didn't have to work from "ground zero." He began informed about me, then filled in with me speaking about my condition in my own words. His decision was therefore well-informed. It's easy to to trust such a physician."
"Dr. Pennington recommended a reduction of medication after observing my condition for a year. I am doing well since the event, as I was from his care leading up to that point. I am so pleased with his effort and concept of medication use."
"Absolutely loved Dr. Kakati!!! He was very thorough and explained everything in great detail and didn't mind me asking all of my questions! I didn't feel rushed at all and I felt like I mattered to him. His nurse was amazing as well!! I feel very confident in my scopes that we scheduled and feel like if there is anything that comes up between now and then, he and his staff would take care of any issues. Thank you for listening Dr. Kakati!!"
"I absolutely love Dr. Pennington. He's very thorough and he REALLY cares about his patients. Dr. Pennington sees the problem and follows it through until after it's solved and he listens to his patients!!🤗🤗🤗🤗"
"I had the absolute best experience. I had been sick with colitis for a week, so I was feeling hopeless by the time I went in. Matt Taylor was amazing. He explained everything thoroughly to me and eased my mind on my condition and recovery time. He made me feel comfortable and took his time, not rushing through the appointment."
"The front office staff was very helpful and friendly. Dr. Stokes was very professional, inquisitive and compassionate. Dr.Stokes took the time to explain his thoughts on my condition and how we were going to proceed. I felt very comfortable and confident in Dr.Stokes diagnosis and the plan to treat my particular condition."
"I really enjoyed the professional folks . They explained what was happening.They handle patients with care like family would and very nice. I would definitely tell friends and family go to this clinic if need a professional staff. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year!"
"I have been with Dr. Davis for many years. He and his staff have been very professional. He listens and understands medical issues, which he always finds a remedy. He is kind, personable and I highly recommend Dr. Davis!"
"One of my sisters and I had to find a new gastrienterologist because ours retired. Dr. Morrison had come highly recommend by some family members and friends. She did not disappoint, her consultation was not her behind a desk asking questions. She was hands on. She was very thorough in her questions and examine and gave each of us the opportunity to ask her questions"
"I am the former former Director of Admissions and Recruitment at the UAMS College of Medicine, now owner of Premed Coach. My daughter is an MD. I know a good doc when I experience one. Dr. Morrison is knowledgeable, invested in her patients, she knows how to ask the right questions, totally sincere, and personable. Invests in her patients to the max. I wouldn't go elsewhere!"
"I have been going to Dr. Morrison for for around 20 years. She has always been very professional when meeting with me and explaining procedures and results. She also listens and shows concern for my continued care. Thanks Dr. Morrison."
"Dr. Gibbs was very friendly, and knowledgeable. She took time to talk to me, answer my questions and keep me informed throughout the visit/exam. This was my first time for an appointment of this nature. She put me at ease and made me feel comfortable. She is truly excited about her specialty (which is funny and comforting at the same time.) One has to wonder why anyone would go into gastro, but you can tell she enjoys what she does and enjoys helping people."
"The office staff was very efficient and Dr. Wardlaw was knowledgeable and professional. He asked several questions to be sure he understood our concerns and medical issues. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"I have Crohn's and he is the first in years I've seen he is truly amazing answering all my questions all my concerns running the proper test to get me back in remission or see what my problem is that is going on Dr Scott is amazing I've never met a doctor or GI doctor that just simply was patient with me listen to my concerns and made sure we're heading in the right direction you won't make any mistake choosing him as a GI doctor for all your needs fully have faith that he will get me back in remission"
"Dr Heath has been treating me for over 25 years. In all these years I have found him at the top of his game as a physician. In addition he is a caring person who is very knowledgeable and helpful. It is likely that following his advice and encouragement has actually prolonged my life. Thank you!!"
"Dr. Heath was so caring and understanding of my issues and went over everything in detail. Staff and all of his nurses were all top notch and super nice! Procedure was smooth with no issues. I highly recommend Dr. Heath!"
"I used Dr. Heath several years ago, but haven’t had to see anyone since. I was called by His office staff and scheduled an appointment. When I arrived I was told I canceled it. I knew I didn’t and then was told the referral Drs. Office called and told me the lady’s name who canceled My appointment and told me to contact them, so I did. They were totally shocked and said they never canceled the appointment. I had to drive a 75 mile round trip and couldn’t get my consultation. I think Dr. Heath is an excellent Dr and wanted to use Him, except that one staff member wasn’t apologetic at all and was not friendly to me, but the receptionist was apologetic. Update on My review; Amber from Dr. Heath’s office called Me this morning, and apologized and made it right with Me on this incident. I appreciate this and will have to say it made Me feel good about this Practice and the ones that went out of their way to contact Me. Thank You and for that I think they deserve a 5 star review. Update: I had my EGD/Colonoscopy today, I had a great experience with the staff and Dr. Heath. It went great and I didn’t feel drowsy or sick afterwards, the staff made me feel very comfortable and treated Me excellent."