Dr. Willis G Parsons MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Willis Parsons is a gastroenterologist in Arlington Heights, Illinois and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Northwest Community Hospital. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Parsons accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 35 doctors at Alexian Brothers Medical Center and one of 23 at Northwest Community Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: Advanced Endoscopic Interventional, Biliary Tract Disease, Pancreas Disease

Clinical Interests: Advanced Ercp, Endosonography, Barrett Esophagus, Enteroscopy, Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Hospital Affiliation

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Northwest Community Hospital
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1989–1991

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1991–1994

Maine Medical Center
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1994–1995

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Class of 1989

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 22 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 19 years in Gastroenterology

IL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Publications & Presentations

Capsule Endoscopy Guided Bowel Resection for Obscure Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage.
Naiditch, J. A., Bass, L., Parsons, W. G., Rothstein, D. H.

Improved oral intake after palliative duodenal stenting for malignant obstruction: a prospective multicenter clinical trial.
Piesman, M., Kozarek, R.A., Brandabur, J.J., Pleskow, D.K., Chuttani, R., Eysselein, V.E., Silverman, W.B., Vargo, J.J., Waxman, I., Catalano, M.F., Baron, T.H., Parsons, W.G., Slivka, A., Carr-Locke, D.L.

Comparative performance of uncoated, self-expanding metal biliary stents of different designs in 2 diameters: final results of an international multicenter, randomized, controlled trial.
Loew, B.J., Howell, D.A., Sanders, M.K., Desilets, D.J., Kortan, P.P., May, G.R., Shah, R.J., Chen, Y.K., Parsons, W.G., Hawes, R.H., Cotton, P.B., Slivka, A.A., Ahmad, J., Lehman, G.A., Sherman, S., Neuhaus, H., Schumacher, B.M.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna HMO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Capital Blue Cross PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Capital BC Keystone Health Plan Central HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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