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Dr. Nelson H. Lim, MD

Gastroenterologist

Gilbert, AZ

About Dr. Nelson H. Lim

Dr. Nelson H. Lim's clinical expertise includes esophageal and stomach disease/functions, gastrointestinal bleed, gastrointestinal cancer, and colon cancer screening. He is fellowship trained in gastrointestinal procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, high-resolution esophageal manometry, flexible sigmoidoscopy, therapeutic ERCP, and Spyglass Choledochoscopy. He continues his status as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at LLU School of Medicine and has multiple publications in national medical journals such as the American Journal of Gastroenterology as well as having presented at major national gastroenterology conferences. He was recently honored in January 2010 with ‘The Golden Thread Award’ at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center. Dr. Lim was the first gastroenterologist who has garnered this award, which recognizes physicians who provide ‘radical loving care’ and dedication to patients. He is board certified in gastroenterology and hepatology.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Banner Desert Medical Center

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Loma Linda University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Fellowship in Gastroenterology

Professional memberships

  • Southern California Society of Gastroenterology
  • Adventist International Medical Society

Awards and publications

  • The Golden Thread Award
  • Scholars in Autoimmunity Award.
  • Outstanding Achievement Award as Chief Resident.
  • Resident of the Year Award
  • Southern California IBD Mentorship Program

Zocdoc awards

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1366463168

Overall rating
4.8
Recent reviews
The experience was 'ok' so far, and maybe that will change. The 'assistants' that started the appointment seemed kind enoughand answered my questions. I saw Dr. Lim for about 2 minutes and it seemed like he was trying to get out of the room the entire time, like he had somewhere else to be. I was hoping for some further input on the symptoms I was experiencing other than "we'll get you scheduled for a colonoscopy, sound good?". It was a very 'generic' appointment, and did not feel personal at all. If I didn't ask questions, I don't think much information would have been offered. I will probably follow through with the procedure but I hope things improve from here.
The experience was 'ok' so far, and maybe that will change. The 'assistants' that started the appointment seemed kind enough and answered my questions. I saw Dr. Lim for about 2minutes and it seemed like he was trying to get out of the room the entire time, like he had somewhere else to be. I was hoping for some further input on the symptoms I was experiencing other than "we'll get you scheduled for a colonoscopy, sound good?". It was a very 'generic' appointment, and did not feel personal at all. If I didn't ask questions, I don't think much information would have been offered. I will probably follow through with the procedure but I hope things improve from here.
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Dr. Kim strikes me as an excellent doctor. High marks in all categories but particularly in his thorough review of myconcerns and symptoms. I can’t recommend him strongly enough.
Dr. Kim strikes me as an excellent doctor. High marks in all categories but particularly in his thorough review of my concerns and symptoms. I can’t recommend him strongly enough.
Bryan P. · September 9, 2018

Dr. Nelson H. Lim's office locations

Arizona Centers for Digestive Health

2680 South Val Vista Drive, Suite 116

Gilbert, AZ 85295

Arizona Centers for Digestive Health

21321 E. Ocotillo Rd, Suite 126

Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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very good

Less than 6 months ago
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The experience was 'ok' so far, and maybe that will change. The 'assistants' that started the appointment seemed kind enough and answered my questions. I saw Dr. Lim for about 2 minutes and it seemed like he was trying to get out of the room the entire time, like he had somewhere else to be. I was hoping for some further input on the symptoms I was experiencing other than "we'll get you scheduled for a colonoscopy, sound good?". It was a very 'generic' appointment, and did not feel personal at all. If I didn't ask questions, I don't think much information would have been offered. I will probably follow through with the procedure but I hope things improve from here.

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Very impressed - explained what he thought and set up the tests to verify.

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Dr Lim was incredibly attentive and took the time to listen. Would definitely recommend him!

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Dr. Kim strikes me as an excellent doctor. High marks in all categories but particularly in his thorough review of my concerns and symptoms. I can’t recommend him strongly enough.

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Everyone was nice, very short wait times, and Dr. Was very nice and easy to talk to.

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This was hands down one of the best visits to any doctor I’ve ever had, the whole staff was amazing!

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Always such a pleasure to speak with Dr. Lim. He listens to my concerns and eases my worries and fears.

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EXCELLENT!!!

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Excellent visit

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Great Doctor and listens to patient.

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Very friendly, short wait and friendly office staff.

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He was very down to earth, listened well, explained things very thoroughly, and was kind.

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Dr Lim is exceptional! He listens carefully to discusses details! I highly recommend and feel confident in his abilities.

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Sent most of my appointment with a PA, spent about three minutes with doctor.

More than 1 year ago
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Wow is all I can say. Dr Lim is one of the best doctors I have ever seen and I have seen many. He was extremely patient and took the time to really understand the problems I was having and the concerns. He really cares for his patients and ensures that you are comfortable with everything. He thoroughly explains everything and makes you feel confident in what he is saying. Definitely would recommend.

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I wanted a bit more information about a procedure .

More than 1 year ago
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they ALL took the time to listen and to hear my concerns and make a plan to move forward!

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Very pleasant experience. Dr. Lim listen carefully and was very attentive. Made me feel welcome and truly cared about helping me.

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The ratings where accurate. He's awesome, attentive, great listener and wants to solve my issues that know one else wanted to. He's great.

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Great discussion. He spent a good amount of time answering my questions

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Dr Lim has a great laid back manner and listens, unlike other doctors who spend 1/2 the time in the room pecking away on a tablet, which drives me nuts.

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Was a little difficult to locate the office. When I tried to call in to get directions, I had to wait for the automated response system to go through all options before it said "Press 7 to get directions"; that should be the first option so patients don't have to keep driving in circles looking for it. Even better to let us talk to a real person quicker. Other than that, I still had to fill out in-patient forms even though I provided this information through Zoc Doc. None of my medical history made it to their system. So I had to fill out 6 pages of stuff before I could be seen.

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Very thorough and really seems like he truly wants to help me get better.

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Listened to my issues and explained thoroughly. First appointment will see how it continues

More than 1 year ago
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Very easy going/laid back provider. Made me feel comfortable.Great work overall

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Fast, easy and really nice and straight to the gravy! Definitely recommend dr Lim and this office!!

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I feel that Dr. Lim communicates well. He treated me like an intelligent person and I feel that we can work together as a team in my healing process.

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This is my first meeting, and so far he seems great!

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Dr. Lim put me at ease right away.

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Dr. Lim was great. I felt at ease right away and he explained how he would help me with my concerns. I really liked his office staff as well. The office was easy to find with adequate parking in a very nice and clean area. The inside office was attractive, clean and comfortable.

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Pleasant . Dr . Lim addressed my needs and was very professional . Very pleased

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Only spoke to me for about 5 minutes and decided I needed a full scoping of my entire insides, and right away. I've been dealing with my symptoms for 15 years, so I felt like he just wanted to book a procedure to get paid the big money without really trying to figure out what is wrong with me.

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Great Dr. Made everything seem personal and it seemed like he was generally interested.

More than 1 year ago
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He was really late...after waiting for a long time he saw me for 5-7 minutes as a new patient. Asked me maybe four questions didn't even check my abdomen as I had pain and tenderness. Very disappointed!!

More than 1 year ago
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Dr Lim was very complete in his explanations, took time to answer questions. It was a very comfortable and friendly environment.

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Doctor Lim was very attentive, he wasnt rushed at all. Very professional!

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Very helpful And knowledgeable staff!

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He's the best doctor I've seen in my 62 years

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Awesome practice. No wait and very informative

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lim was very warm and welcoming when he first introduced himself. He was very knowledgeable and willing to answer any and all questions I had without making me feel he was in a hurry or too busy. He showed real concern for my medical issues and that was a nice change from what I am used to with most doctors.

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I was very impressed with Dr. Lim. I am so lucky to have him for this aspect of my health care.

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I liked Dr. Lim he is professional, interesting and informative .

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Excellent.

More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Lim is very professional, but open and warm in his demeanor. I felt comfortable asking questions in my initial appointment and latter prior to my procedure. Good Dr. Pleasant person.

More than 1 year ago
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Extremely good bedside manner - put me at ease!

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Dr. Lim knew me well as a patient and made me feel comfortable under his care. Highly recommend him!

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Dr Lim spends quality time with patients and really answered all my questions and identified the exact root cause of the issue i have. He is a life saver.

More than 1 year ago
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never use zocdoc they did not receive anything and at least they were professional enough to see me anyway!!!

More than 1 year ago
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Very good, informative, pleasant

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