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Dr. James Richard Spivey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #350
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Spivey's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His clinical interests include hepatitis, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Spivey is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Spivey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: House Officer Teaching Award, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Osler Award, Department of Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; and Outstanding Resident in Internal Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Francis Edward Ii Levert II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Francis Levert works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levert include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and colon cancer. Dr. Levert takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Nutrition Issues, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Harris Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Weinstein is a gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include crohn's disease, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Weinstein takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Weinstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Alan M Fixelle, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree - Dunwoody Road, Ne; Suite 270
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alan Fixelle practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fixelle is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Westchester Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fixelle include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Patients rated Dr. Fixelle highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Fixelle speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Hetal A Karsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Hetal Karsan is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Karsan's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and hepatitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Karsan average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Karsan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Patrick Wedd, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5673 Peachtree Dunwwody Rd 350
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joel Wedd is a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Atlanta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wedd include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver tumor. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wedd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Holderness Medical Fellowship, University of North Carolina. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Dana Bullock, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 270
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Melvin Bullock works as a gastroenterologist in Johns Creek, GA and Roswell, GA. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and WellStar. Dr. Bullock takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bullock graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eugene Harold Hirsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Eugene Hirsh practices adult gastroenterology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and colon cancer. Dr. Hirsh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hirsh has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Stenosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Hypertension, Esophagus Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan M Ford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5673 Peachtree Dunwwody Rd 350
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ryan Ford is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Ford takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ford obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Medical Director of the Center for Viral Hepatitis, EUH Midtown; Director of Emory Transplant Center Grand Rounds; and Attending of the Year Emory, Digestive Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas P McGahan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas McGahan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McGahan include peptic ulcer, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McGahan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

Dr. Max A Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Max Shapiro sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Shapiro attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shapiro include crohn's disease, colon problems, and endoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Shapiro's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy

Dr. Sonali Suresh Sakaria, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Sonali Sakaria specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sakaria include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and colonoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sakaria is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Tumor, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tanvi Ashok Dhere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Tanvi Dhere's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dhere's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Enteroscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Tumor, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia F F Massaad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Julia Massaad's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and colon cancer. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Massaad graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Massaad is conversant in Arabic. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Stenosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Enteroscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Charles Wolf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Wolf practices adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf has a special interest in colon cancer, crohn's disease, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wolf has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Nikrad Shahnavaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Nikrad Shahnavaz practices adult gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA and Dunwoody, GA. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Shahnavaz's areas of expertise include colon cancer, colonoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Motility ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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