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Charles G. Otu-Nyarko, MD

Dr. Charles G. Otu-Nyarko, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

accepting new patients

Willis Knighton Physician Network

Locations

WK Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology

2508 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop
Suite 101
Shreveport , LA 71118

View hours
Monday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
WK Center for Pediatric Gastroenterology

About Me

Charles G. Otu-Nyarko, MD, is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He provides help for children from birth to late teens and young adults who have abdominal pain. Pain in the abdomen signals issues in the GI tract, from a child’s throat to their stomach to their many digestive organs. Dr. Otu-Nyarko has a strong interest in endoscopic therapies for the biliary system - pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder and associated structures. 

Originally from Ghana, Dr. Otu-Nyarko graduated from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. He completed medical internships for primary medicine and surgery at Ghana’s Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. After some training in London, his decision to pursue pediatrics landed Dr. Otu-Nyarko at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago for a pediatric residency. Dr. Otu-Nyarko then completed specialty training with a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at LSUHSC-New Orleans School of Medicine. After practicing in Shreveport for six years, Dr. Otu-Nyarko did an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.  

He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology by the American Board of Pediatrics.  

Dr. Otu-Nyarko is a family man. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and children. He craves the opportunity to be engaged and to see them thrive. He also loves to serve the community in different capacities either at his local church or through different local and extended serving organizations. He travels to participate in health service delivery internationally. 

During his free time, he plays some golf, rides bikes and gardens. He loves music and is an avid bass guitarist. 

Dr. Otu-Nyarko speaks English, Spanish and French.  

Education

Fellowship:
Baylor College of Medicine

Fellowship:
LSUHSC New Orleans School of Medicine

Residency:
Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center

Internship:
Mt. Sinai Hospital Medical Center

Internship:
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Internship:
Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

Medical School:
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology , MD

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Languages

French
Spanish

Insurances Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health of Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Advantra Louisiana
  • Aetna Coventry Medicare Dual Preferred
  • Aetna Medicare Freedom PPO
  • Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO Preferred Care
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Federal Employees
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - HMO Louisiana
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Louisiana - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield OGB
  • Cigna HealthCare
  • Coventry Health Care (Aetna)
  • First Health
  • GEHA (Government Employees Health Association)
  • Gilsbar
  • Health Plus of Louisiana
  • Healthy Blue
  • Humana
  • Humana Choice PPO
  • Humana Gold Plus SNP Dual Eligible
  • IMA of Louisiana
  • Louisiana Healthcare Connections
  • Louisiana Medicaid
  • Louisiana Medicaid CHIP
  • Mail Handler's Benefit Plan (Aetna)
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Medicare Traditional Part B
  • Multiplan
  • Mutual of Omaha Supplemental Plans
  • Novasys Health
  • People's Health
  • PHCS (Private Healthcare Systems / Multiplan)
  • PPO Plus
  • Tricare for Life
  • Tricare Prime
  • Tricare Select / Standard
  • UMR (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • Vantage Health Plans – Commercial & Medicare Advantage
  • Workers Compensation
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal HIDA Scan - Biliary Dyskinesia
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Recurrent Pancreatitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Any Abnormal Gallbladder Imaging
  • Any Abnormal Liver Imaging
  • Any Abnormal Pancreatic Imaging
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Autoimmune Pancreatitis
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Stricture
  • Bile Duct Trauma with Leak
  • Biliary Colic
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholangitis
  • Chronic Elevated Liver Enzymes / Cholestasis
  • Chronic or Recurring RT Upper Abdomen / Epigastric Pain With Negative Endoscopy
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Dilated Bile Duct
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Pancreatic Enzymes
  • Enlarged Liver - Hepatomegaly
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Food Allergy
  • Gallbladder Polyps - Cholesterolosis
  • Gallbladder Stones - Cholelithiasis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • GI Masses and Bleed
  • GI Obstruction
  • GI Perforation
  • Giardia Infection (Giardiasis)
  • Greasy Stools
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hereditary Pancreatitis
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice - Elevated Bilirubin Levels
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Mass or Lesions
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Duct Leakage
  • Pancreatic Duct Stones
  • Pancreatic Duct Stricture
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatic Masses or Tumors
  • Pancreatic Pseudocyst And Fluid Collection
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Post Cholecystectomy Bile Duct Leakage
  • Post-Liver Transplant Bile Duct Strictures
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Disease
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders
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Procedures Performed

  • Botox Injection
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • EGD /Biopwsy/DEA/Ablation
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Manometry
  • EUS U/S Fine Needdle Biopsy liver bx
  • EUS with PFT Secretin
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hydrogen Breath Test (HBT)
  • Lileo-Colonoscopy and Enteroscopy
  • Pancreatic Surgery Post Whipple Surgery or TPAIT
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) Tube Placement
  • Rectal Biopsy
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