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William Fortson, MD

Dr. Fortson is a gastroenterologist in the Columbus area. He is affiliated with Midtown Medical Center and Saint Francis Hospital Cancer Program.
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Dr. Fortson saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more drug allergies patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more vascular disease patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more acid reflux patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more benign polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more diverticulosis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more colon polyps patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more gastritis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more gastroenteritis patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more hemorrhage patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw head and neck cancers patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Fortson saw more anemia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more constipation patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more diarrhea patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more anal fissure patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more gallstones patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis) patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw umbilical hernia patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Fortson saw more malnutrition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Fortson saw more anal polyp patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more hemorrhoid patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Fortson saw more liver condition patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Locations

Dr. Fortson sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

St Francis Cardiovascular Institute
2300 Manchester Expy
Columbus, GA 31904
659 miles away
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Credentials
  • Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1980
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    RESIDENCY

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Internal Medicine
    3. Gastroenterology

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Fortson is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Midtown Medical Center
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Saint Francis Hospital Cancer Program
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Banner Health
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • Capital District Physicians Health Plan
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Choice Health
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health First
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Security Health Plan
  • SynerMed
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Viva Health
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield