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1 . resultDr. George Elias Yared MD
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

2225 US Highway 41 N
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-4100

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. George Yared is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is affiliated with Alegent Creighton Health. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Yared is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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2 . resultJoshua Zara MD
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

2225 US Highway 41 N
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-4100

Dr. Joshua Zara is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zara takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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3 . resultMr. Michael Joseph Dawson Jr MD
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

907 E. 18th Street; Suite 460
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-3625

(rated an average of 2.8 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: INTERNAL MEDICINE

Dr. Michael Dawson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dawson has indicated that his clinical interests include general care. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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4 . resultRobert E Dale MD
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

2225 US Hwy 41 N
Tifton, GA
(229) 391-4100

Dr. Robert Dale's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

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5 . resultDr. Don Wayne Roberts MD
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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

1111 20TH Street E
Tifton, GA
(229) 382-9338

Clinical interests: Gastroenterology

Dr. Don Roberts' specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (stomach & intestines). Dr. Roberts honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.

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