Dr. William Evans, MD, is a highly trained gastroenterologist specializing in therapeutic endoscopy, with a focus on endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Evans performs general endoscopy, upper endoscopy (EGD), colonoscopy and other diagnostic and therapeutic procedures involving the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. He is known by peers and patients alike as a dedicated, experienced physician who strives to maintain a personal connection with his patients, customizing treatment to meet their specific needs.

Dr. Evans received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, before going on to complete his residency in Internal Medicine followed by a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. During fellowship training, he earned a Masters in Science and Clinical Investigation at the University of Louisville School Public Health and Information Sciences. Dr. Evans completed a second Gastroenterology fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy at the University of Florida College of Medicine He held a teaching position at the University of Florida, Department of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Currently, Dr. Evans acts as Chairman of the Endoscopy Committee at KentuckyOne Health’s Jewish Hospital in Louisville where he practiced for 10 years.

Dr. Evans and his wife Joilynn have been married for 10 years, with 4 children – Will (8/25/06–12/6/06), Thomas – 8, Lucy – 6, Violet – 4. They are Parishioners at St. Michael’s Catholic Community.

His Mission Statement

I pursued the creation of this website to become both more transparent and accountable. My hope is that it will give patients and referring doctors the opportunity to know exactly what type of doctor I am. Most websites have physician’s credentials and CV/resume. This website will give more detail to my skill level, experience, ongoing education, and pursuit to provide high-quality care.

My goal is to be the kind of physician that health care workers go to or send their family members to see. I work hard to be acclimated to the body-mind connection. Throughout my career, the 2 main aspects of being a doctor I want to excel in are:

  • Procedural Skill or Proceduralist – The most important to patients is my technical skill doing endoscopic procedures. It has been proven in studies that complication rates with procedures and surgery are lower with those physicians who do more and have more experience.
  • Diagnostician – to be a good listener with a compassionate spirit and become an educator to my patients.
  • Preserve my patients’ autonomy (regulating self) by not prescribing the path they should take, but rather describe options available and let them chose (with my guidance) the best decision.
  • I am not only a doctor, but, unlike when I started practicing on my own, I am a patient now. I have had both an upper endoscopy (EGD) and a colonoscopy. I am a son who has been on the patient side when I had to navigate and take care of my mom after surgery for esophageal cancer 3 years ago. 9 years ago, I took care of my first born son who was very ill for 3 ½ months in a NICU before he passed away. These experiences give me both life experience and perspective that I feel can help me be a better physician.

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