Uma K. Pisharody, FAAP, M.D.

Uma K. Pisharody, FAAP, M.D.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Pediatric Gastroenterology

4.8 out of 5.0
Rating 4.7
(35 Reviews)
Accepting New Patients
Swedish Pediatric Specialty Care - Issaquah
751 Northeast Blakely Drive
Suite 5010
Issaquah, WA 98029
US
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About Uma K. Pisharody, FAAP, M.D.

Dr. Pisharody is a 2021 Seattle Met Top Doctor Award winner. Inspired by her own pediatrician, Dr. Pisharody always knew she wanted to become an advocate for children's health. Experiences with malnutrition and diarrheal diseases during medical training in India, led to her choose a career in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pisharody is passionate about helping children and families understand the connection between diet, nutrition, digestive health and well-being.

She participates in the medical advisory committee for the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation (CCF), and is the co-medical director for Camp Oasis, the annual camp for kids with Crohn's and Colitis. She also serves as a medical advisor for The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation and was proud to serve as an inaugural Scientific Advisory Board member for EatReal.org.

In 2014, she was proud to have helped convince the WA state legislature to pass a bill that mandated state-wide insurance coverage for children requiring elemental formulas to treat their EGIDs (Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases). In 2015, she led the charge to remove juice from being routinely offered to pediatric patients at Swedish Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Pisharody's advocacy endeavors include lobbying efforts in Olympia, WA, on behalf of the CCF and the WA chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and visiting schools to educate kids about the dangers of sugar and ultra-processed food.

In clinical practice, Dr. Pisharody's philosophy of care is to try her best to approach each patient and family she meets with the sincere intent to listen carefully and empathetically. She strives to ensure kids feel listened to, seen, and heard. She hopes her patients feel that she works with them, advocates for them, and that together, they can come to shared solutions to help children feel better.

Dr. Pisharody's efforts have been recognized - her peers have voted her a "Top Doc" several years in a row, selected by both Seattle Met Magazine and Seattle Magazine. She has also been awarded Castle Connolly's Exceptional Women In Medicine award since 2018.

Education

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center
    Residency
  • Manipal Academy of Higher Education Kasturba Medical College
    Medical School, 1997
  • Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans
    Fellowship

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

Associations

  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Responsible Nutrition (Board of Directors)

Languages

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup - Medicare Advantage
  • Choice /Humana PPO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Community Health Plan of Washington (WA Apple Health)
  • Coordinated care (WA Apple Health)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • Health Net - TriCare
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • International Community Health Services Pace Program
  • Kaiser Foundation
  • Medicare
  • Molina
  • Molina Healthcare (WA Apple Health/Healthy Options)
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicaid
  • Providence Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
  • Regence BlueShield of Washington
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • WellCare

Clinical Interests

  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase blood test
  • achalasia
  • acute pancreatitis
  • allergic colitis
  • allergic esophagitis
  • allergic gastroenteritis
  • anal fissure
  • anal fistula
  • anal itching
  • anal pain
  • anal polyp
  • anal spasm
  • anal stenosis
  • anal ulcer
  • anorectal disease
  • anorexia
  • autoimmune enteropathy
  • barrett's esophagus
  • biliary
  • biliary atresia
  • biliary cirrhosis
  • biologic therapy for gastrointestinal (gi) diseases
  • bleeding hemorrhoids
  • blood in stool
  • breath testing
  • celiac disease
  • childhood obesity
  • choking sensation
  • cholangitis
  • cholecystitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • cholestasis
  • chronic abdominal pain
  • chronic diarrhea
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • cirrhosis
  • clostridium difficile
  • colic
  • colitis
  • colonic polyps
  • colonoscopy
  • congenital cystic liver
  • congenital pyloric stenosis
  • constipation
  • crigler najjar syndrome
  • cyclic vomiting syndrome
  • cystic fibrosis related gastro intestinal complications
  • diarrhea
  • digestive disorders
  • diverticular disease
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • duodenal ulcer
  • duodenitis
  • dysmotility
  • dyspepsia
  • dysphagia
  • encopresis
  • end stage liver disease
  • endoscopy
  • eosinophilic colitis
  • eosinophilic enteritis
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • eosinophilic gastritis
  • eructation
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal mass
  • esophageal ulcer
  • esophageal varices
  • esophagitis
  • familial dyslipidemia
  • fatty liver
  • fecal impaction
  • fecal incontinence
  • feeding problems
  • feeding tube placement
  • flatulence
  • food allergy
  • food intolerances
  • fructose malabsorption
  • gallbladder disease
  • gallbladder polyp
  • gastric anomaly
  • gastric ulcer
  • gastritis
  • gastroenteritis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease in infancy
  • gastrointestinal bleeding
  • gastroparesis
  • gastroscopy
  • giardiasis
  • gluten sensitivity
  • glycogen storage disease
  • graft versus host disease
  • growth disorders
  • growth failure
  • helicobacter pylori
  • helminthiasis
  • hematochezia
  • hemorrhoids
  • hemorrhoids with complications
  • hepatitis
  • hepatitis c
  • hepatorenal syndrome
  • hiatal hernia
  • hirschsprung's disease
  • hydrops of gallbladder
  • hyperamylasemia
  • hyperbilirubinemia
  • idiopathic megacolon
  • ileitis
  • ileoscopy
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • intestinal atresia
  • intestinal obstruction
  • intractable vomiting
  • intussusception
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • jaundice
  • kwashiorkor
  • lactose intolerance
  • liver biopsy
  • liver disease
  • malabsorption
  • malignant neoplasm of liver
  • malnutrition
  • manometry
  • marasmus
  • meckel diverticulum
  • megacolon
  • megarectum
  • motility disorders
  • nausea
  • nutrition
  • obesity
  • obstipation
  • odynophagia
  • pancreatic insufficiency
  • pancreatitis
  • parasitic diseases
  • peptic ulcer
  • peritonitis
  • persistent vomiting
  • polypectomy
  • polyposis syndrome
  • polyps
  • portal hypertension
  • portal hypertensive gastropathy
  • portal pyemia
  • primary biliary cirrhosis
  • proctosigmoidoscopy
  • rectal bleeding
  • rectal fistula
  • rectal hemorrhage
  • rectal pain
  • rectal polyp
  • regional enteritis
  • right lower quadrant pain
  • right upper quadrant pain
  • rumination syndrome
  • sclerosing cholangitis
  • short bowel syndrome
  • sigmoidoscopy
  • small bowel disease
  • stomach cancer
  • stomach cramps
  • stomach pain
  • swallowing problem
  • tenesmus
  • tyrosinemia
  • ulcerative colitis
  • virtual care
  • vomiting
  • whipple's disease
  • wilson's disease

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4.8 out of 5.0(35 Reviews)

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