Pikeville Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Philip Leipprandt Jr. to its Gastroenterology Physician Practice.
Dr. Leipprandt received his medical degree from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine (now known as Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine) in 2007.
He went on to complete his internship in internal medicine at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo, Florida in 2008 and his residency in internal medicine at Largo Medical Center in 2010.
Dr. Leipprandt completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at Largo Medical Center and is excited to practice medicine in Pikeville.
I went to medical school here. I met my wife here. It just feels right to come back and practice medicine here, he said. I enjoy the people in Pikeville, and I want to serve the community.
When asked why he decided to become a physician, Dr. Leipprandt said, I want to help people through whatever disease process they are going through. I just like to help people, and I want my patients to know I’m always there for them. I want to ease their minds.
Dr. Leipprandt specializes in capsule endoscopy, a procedure that uses a tiny wireless camera to take pictures of the digestive tract as opposed to the more invasive traditional endoscopy.
The camera sits inside a vitamin-sized capsule the patient swallows. As the capsule travels through the digestive tract, the camera takes thousands of pictures that are transmitted to a recorder worn on a belt around the patient’s waist.
Dr. Leipprandt also treats gallbladder disease, pancreatic disease and chronic liver disease as well as gastrointestinal disorders such as GERD, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome.
Born in Caseville, Mich., Dr. Leipprandt resides in Pikeville with his wife, Tabatha, a Pike County native. He enjoys golfing, playing tennis and hiking.
Dr. Leipprandt is looking forward to caring for patients at PMC and working with the community.
I want to serve in Pikeville because there is a need here, he said. I want to go and help where I’m needed, and I know I can do that here.
For more information about PMC’s Gastroenterology services, call 606-218-6360.