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We found 89 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Elizabeth Katherine Speliotes, MPH, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6520 Msrbi; Space 5682 1150 W. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Elizabeth Speliotes practices adult gastroenterology. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. She accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Speliotes has received professional recognition including the following: Kurt J Isselbacher Award, Harvard Medical School; Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award Finalist, NAASO; and Trainee Research Award, ASGH. Dr. Speliotes offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity

Dr. William D Chey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1540 E Hospital Drive; Level 9, Reception B
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. William Chey sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Chey attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Chest Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Yung-Chong Kao, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 East Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Ctr Recp D
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. John Kao works as a gastroenterologist in Ann Arbor, MI. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kao graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Kao is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Peter Doyle Higgins, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Ctr Recp D
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Peter Higgins sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Higgins is especially interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Higgins completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Stacy Bartnik Bartnik, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1540 E. Hospital Drive; Level 9, Reception B
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Stacy Menees' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Menees's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence, constipation

All Interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Women's Health Issues, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elena Martinez Stoffel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Center Recp D
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Elena Stoffel practices adult gastroenterology in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Stoffel is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Stoffel attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Nataliya Razumilava, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1500 East Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Nataliya Razumilava practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Razumilava is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending Vitebsk State Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer

Dr. Juanita Lynne Merchant, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Juanita Merchant practices adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Merchant's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, stomach problems, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Tumor, Stomach Problems, Peptic Ulcer

Dr. Joel Howard Rubenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 East Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Ctr Recp D
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Joel Rubenstein's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubenstein include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and dysplasia. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Rubenstein honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Dysplasia, Esophageal Cancer, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Carethers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Medical Center Drive; 1st Floor Cancer Center
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. John Carethers' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Carethers attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC)

All Interests: Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Thomas Duen-Shyr Wang, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E. Medical Center
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Wang is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colorectal Cancer Screening, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux

Dr. Michael David Rice Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 East Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Ctr Recp D
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Michael Rice, who practices in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Rice graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Ryan William Stidham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Center Recp D
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Ryan Stidham is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Stidham accepts Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, gastroenteritis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroenteritis

Dr. Richard Joseph Saad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1540 E Hospital Drive; Level 9, Reception B
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Richard Saad practices adult gastroenterology in Dexter, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. Patient ratings for Dr. Saad average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Saad performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Constipation, Peptic Ulcer

Dr. Laurence Francis McMahon Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 East Medical Center Drive; 3rd Floor Taubman Ctr Recp B
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Laurence McMahon is an adult gastroenterologist in Ann Arbor, MI. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. Dr. McMahon honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, General Care

Dr. Danielle Kim Turgeon, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Danielle Turgeon's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Turgeon graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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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.