Tacoma’s Gastroenterologists Since 1972

Dr. F. Dennis Waldron, founder of Digestive Health Specialists, formed the first gastroenterology practice in Tacoma in 1972. Over the years, he grew the practice by adding gastroenterologists and locations throughout South Puget Sound. In over 40 years of service, Digestive Health Specialists has become the leader in the treatment of digestive diseases and advanced diagnostic procedures such as colonoscopy and endoscopy. We serve patients throughout the area from Gig Harbor to Sunrise to Federal Way. Click to see each of our locations.

Since the beginning, Digestive Health Specialists has provided patients with the most comprehensive and compassionate care for all digestive health needs. We work diligently to deliver effective treatment for colon cancer, acid reflux disease, hemorrhoids and other disorders of the digestive system. Patients at Digestive Health Specialists also receive highly competent service from experienced medical providers as well as our skilled nursing and administrative staff. Our team is comprised of board-certified gastroenterologists, nurse practitioners, and certified physician assistants, along with nurses and administrative employees, all with a wealth of knowledge in digestive health care.

Why Digestive Health Specialists

Our seven modern clinics and five state-of-the-art Endoscopy Centers and Infusion Center are conveniently located throughout the South Puget Sound region, ensuring that our patients have easy access to the best in digestive health care.

Inpatient and Outpatient Medical Services

We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine (colon), pancreas, liver, the gallbladder and attached bile duct.

Three Pathologists

Provide a full range of highly complex laboratory services to include histology for all of our locations.

Competent Care

Not only are the physicians at Digestive Health Specialists knowledgeable and experienced, they are caring, compassionate and communicative. Medical procedures can be daunting; our providers and staff offer a comforting bedside manner, and an honest and direct approach to your care. Thoughtful dialogue with physicians and staff leaves patients feeling confident about the care they receive.

Easy Scheduling

Making an appointment is easy. You can either contact our friendly staff at 253-272-5127, or use our online scheduler and we will contact you within 48 business hours.

Medicare Certified

The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), the leader in ambulatory healthcare accreditation, proudly accredits Digestive Health Specialists for our Ambulatory (Outpatient) Surgery Centers. This accreditation acknowledges our ongoing participation in self-evaluation, peer review and education to continuously improve our care and services.