About Us

Cincinnati GI is an independent specialty physician group focused on diagnosing and treating conditions and diseases in the digestive tract in adults. This includes colonoscopy screenings.

The group is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio with nine offices geographically located to serve hospitals and communities throughout the Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern Kentucky area. For a list of office locations, click here.

The best in inpatient and outpatient treatment

Cincinnati GI’s team of board-certified physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants treat patients in both in-patient and out-patient settings. This dual model is important because it means patients can choose providers based on their skills and expertise, rather than where treatment may be delivered.

The group has built strong relationships with all the local hospital networks (Mercy, TriHealth, The Christ Hospital and St. Elizabeth) in order to provide in-patient hospital stays when needed. These relationships allows patients to get their care in at a setting in which is convenient and comfortable for them. Our physicians have privileges at major hospitals so they can treat patients wherever they are. To learn more about the hospital facilities in which our physicians work, click here.

We also have an award-winning outpatient endoscopy center in Anderson, in which we perform colonoscopies, upper-GI, lower-GI, and a variety of other procedures. Our center was recognized by Newsweek/Statista as one of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers for 2022 and the only center in Cincinnati to receive this ranking.

This center offers patients a cost-effective and convenient option for patients.

To learn more about our Anderson Endoscopy Center, click here.


In 1998, a group of 12 gastroenterologists combined their respective private practices to form Cincinnati GI. Their vision was to continue delivering cutting-edge treatment to patients while remaining independent from hospital networks. What started as six offices has now grown to nine community offices with additional part-time coverage at clinics in rural communities.

These physicians did then and still believe that an independent practice:

  • benefits patients by allowing physicians the freedom to treat without being encumbered by hospital policies and procedures.
  • is a more cost-effective option than a hospital for patients seeking outpatient services
  • provides the convenience of location, parking, and facility accessibility that patients want. 

Health Plan Payment Information

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Physicians emeritus

Two of our physicians who were founding members still serve the community in their retirement.


Dr. Arcot Bhaskar
Dr. Arcot Bhaskar
Dr. Bhaskar retired in 2018 after 35 years in practice. He now volunteers at Mercy Clermont Hospital’s Clinic. Patients in this clinic are fortunate to have someone with his knowledge and commitment serving the residents of the Clermont community.
Dr. Robert Krone, Jr.
Dr. Robert Krone, Jr.
Dr. Krone retired in 2017 after 34 years in practice. He now volunteers at Mercy Anderson Hospital’s Clinic. Patients in this clinic are fortunate to have someone with his knowledge and commitment serving the residents of the Anderson community.

Conditions We Treat

From heartburn and IBS to liver problems and preventing colon cancer, our physicians have the expertise to help.


Whether it’s a simple diagnostic test or a complex surgical procedure, Cincinnati GI has the capability to treat nearly all GI issues.

Meet Our Physicians

Meet the Cincinnati GI medical team, ready to help diagnose and treat your condition.