About Fares S. Hakim, MD, FACG, FASGE, AGAF

Dr. Hakim was born in Damascus, Syria. He received his Baccalaureate degree from the French Institute of Syria and his Doctorate of Medicine from Damascus University, Damascus, Syria. He participated in an active GI physiology research program at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Administration Medical Center in affiliation with Georgetown University and George Washington University for four years. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia hospitals and clinics in Augusta, Georgia. His Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowships having started at the Medical College of Georgia was completed at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York. He additionally obtained additional training in Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy and transplant Hepatology. Dr. Hakim is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Hakim has been in private practice in Pensacola since 2000.

Conditions & Procedures

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acid Reflux & GERD
  • Anal Abscess
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistulas
  • Anemia
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Biliary Disease
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile (C.Diff)
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Diseases & Polyps
  • Colorectal (Colon) Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Esophageal Disease
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gastritis
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • H. Pylori
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Disease
  • Obesity
  • Pancreatic Disease & Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Radiation Proctitis
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Anoscopy
  • Capsule Endoscopy (Pill Cam)
  • Colonoscopy (Screening & Diagnostic)
  • EGD (Upper Endoscopy)
  • ERCP & Stents
  • Esophageal & Colonic Stenting
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Bravo)
  • Esophageal pH Testing (Breath Test)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • HALO Procedure
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment & Banding
  • Infrared Coagulation of Hemorrhoids
  • IV Therapy
  • Liver Biopsies
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • PEG Placement
  • Weight-Loss Gastric Balloons

Office Locations

Primary Location

Picture of the Pensacola - Sacred Heart Office

Pensacola - Sacred Heart

5147 N. 9th Ave.
Suite 311
Pensacola, FL 32504

Phone: 850-477-2597
Fax: 866-939-1533

Procedure Locations

Having a procedure? It may not always be in the same location where you consulted with your doctor. Check with your doctor to make sure you’re headed to the right place.



University of Damascus School of Medicine


Medical College of Georgia Hospital


Medical College of Georgia Hospital


University of Rochester Medical Center


Medical College of Georgia Hospital

Professional Highlights


Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association 
  • American College of Physicians 
  • American Society of Internal Medicine
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases American Liver Foundation
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 
  • American Digestive Health Foundation
  • Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America 
  • National Association of Doctors
  • Bockus International Society of Gastroenterology 
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Syrian American Medical Society