William (Rick) Keith, M.D. FACG


Keith

Dr. William Keith arrived in Fort Myers in 1991 when he joined The Clinic for Digestive Diseases. He is actively involved in numerous patient initiatives and has special interest in reflux and swallowing disorders, as well as primary and secondary prevention of colon cancer. He was the first doctor in Lee County to perform endoscopic treatment for reflux including the bard endocinch as well as the stretta procedure. 

Dr. Keith was awarded early entrance to Medical school and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He has lectured nationally on topics to include endoscopic therapies of GERD, H. Pylori induced ulcer disease, and electronic medical records. He is a former faculty member at the University of South Florida.

He was voted “Best Doctors” by his peers, as well as one of the Castle Connolly “Top Doctors,” as seen in Gulfshore Life.

Accepting new patients:
I am accepting new patients.

MY EDUCATION:

Primary Specialty:
Gastroenterology

Secondary Specialty:
Internal Medicine

Undergraduate Education:
University of Colorado/University of Florida: 1981

Medical Education:
University of Florida School of Medicine: 1984 

Residency:
University of Alabama in Birmingham: 1987 
Internal Medicine

Fellowship:
University of South Florida: 1989 
Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

Academic Appointments:
Assistant Professor: 1989-1990 
University of South Florida

Board Certifications:
ABIM/Gastroenterology: 1989 
American Board of Internal Medicine: 1987 

In Practice Since:
1991

Honors and Awards:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society 
Early entrance to medical school