- Colon cancer & colonoscopy
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) & upper endoscopy
- Dysphagia (food getting stuck in the esophagus) & dilation of esophagus
- Esophageal motility disorders such as achalasia & motility studies
Dr. Pouagare earned a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1984, and then went on to receive his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Miami in 1988. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, in 1991 and his gastroenterology training at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida, in 1993.
Dr. Pouagare has been practicing gastroenterology with Digestive Specialists in Kettering, Ohio, since 1993, with special interest in colon cancer prevention, esophageal disorders and gastrointestinal motility disorders. He is a member of several medical societies, including the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), American Medical Association (AMA), Ohio State Medical Society (OSMA) and Montgomery County Medical Society (MCMS).
Dr. Pouagare is board-certified in gastroenterology.
Dr. Pougare’s ratings are among the best for Dayton Gastroenterologists, receiving a combined average rating of more than 4.8 stars on Healthgrades, Vitals and Google My Business. His highest ratings highlight his bedside manner, time spent with patients and follow-up. One five-star reviewer says:
“I have been a patient of Digestive Specialist for 41 years. I have been with Dr. Pouagare for over 19 years and he has treated my daughter for 15 years. He listens, he gives recommendations as to various treatments and options and involves the patient in the decision making. More times than I can count, he has personally called me to discuss test results to begin immediate treatment instead of waiting until an appointment can be scheduled. His MA and PA are both wonderful and extend the same care and kindness as Dr. Pouagare does. I can’t say enough about how wonderful he is.”