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We found 90 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 in Ann Arbor, MI. 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. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Speliotes attended Harvard Medical School. She honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Speliotes's distinctions include: Kurt J Isselbacher Award, Harvard Medical School; Ethan Sims Young Investigator Award Finalist, NAASO; and Trainee Research Award, ASGH. Her practice is open to 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI. Dr. Chey's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Kao completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His 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: , 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Ann Arbor, MI. In his practice, Dr. Higgins focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Higgins is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Higgins's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. 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: , 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Menees obtained her medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Stoffel is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Stoffel is not currently accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. Her professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After attending Vitebsk State Medical University for medical school, Dr. Razumilava completed her residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer

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 practices adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rubenstein include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and dysplasia. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rubenstein obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His 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: , 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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Carethers's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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 in Ann Arbor, MI. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Wang is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rice accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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: , 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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Stidham attended medical school 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Saad studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Saad 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 sees patients in Ann Arbor, MI. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and general care. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. McMahon attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. McMahon'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: , 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saline, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Turgeon performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

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

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

Dr. Leslie Aldrich is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aldrich obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Aldrich 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: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

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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.