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Last update: 25 May 2024

Doctor, Specialists & Surgeons

Gastroenterology, Dr. Pierre-Alain Cougard

2021-11-30 00:55:46 UTC

Island: Tahiti

GPS Coordinates (Latitude/Longitude in decimal degrees):

Latitude: -17.536483

Longitude: -149.560206

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Dr. Pierre-Alain Cougard.
Hepato-Gastro-Enterologue (Gastroenterologist).
Clinique Mamao.
40 50 69 00.

12-21 SV Kiapa Nui Speaks excellent English, including medical terminology. He is timely, very friendly, skilled/experienced, professional, and has a great 'bedside manner'. We were referred to him by our GP Dr. Prevost. He and his husband own the clinic with their offices and the procedure rooms. I don't remember the name of their anesthesiologist but he was also good (but only speaks French). Dr Cougard's staff of assistants and nurses was also exceptional. The facility was clean, well equipped, comfortable, and modern without being "flashy" if you know what I mean. After the procedure Dr Cougard met with us to give a detailed report of his findings and to answer any questions with patience and detail. When I had a last minute question on the Sunday afternoon before my procedure I sent a message to his clinic email address and was stunned to quickly get a personal reply from him answering my question in a friendly familiar but professional way. So far he's impressed me to the point I'm comfortable ranking him amongst the top doctors I've experienced.