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We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Preferred Plus near Novi, MI.

Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer is an adult gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Greer is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Greer speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Adeed Yousif, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Edward Yousif is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, stomach problems, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Yousif is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He accepts AARP, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Yousif attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yousif speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Alan Goldmeier, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Phillip Goldmeier works as an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Goldmeier accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldmeier trained at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Scott Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Randall Jacobs is a gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Novi, MI, and Warren, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Jacobs is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colorectal cancer screening, and upper endoscopy. Dr. Jacobs is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurence Edward Stawick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Dr. Prov. Med. Building; Suite #703
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Laurence Stawick works as an adult gastroenterologist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Stawick include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stawick accepts. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald J Rasansky, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 Pontiac Trail Road
Walled Lake, MI
 

Dr. Ronald Rasansky's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rasansky's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Rasansky's residency was performed at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He speaks Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, Ulcers, X-Rays

Dr. Mark Samuel De Vore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 350
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Mark Devore practices adult gastroenterology in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Devore obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and stomach problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Devore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Devore is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, stomach problems

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Rock Raphael, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Michael Raphael is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Farmington, MI, Brighton, MI, and Novi, MI. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Raphael's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital. Dr. Raphael is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Imaging ... (Read more)

Dr. Ernesto Raul Drelichman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 530
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Drelichman performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. His clinical interests include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. June Lee Chan, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
47601 Grand River Avenue
Novi, MI
 

Dr. June Chan's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Chan is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Chan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Rectal Problems, Lung Problems, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ralph Donald Pearlman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 425
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Ralph Pearlman's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Providence Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Pearlman's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Pain, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoidectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Neil Schindler, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26179 Novi Road
Novi, MI
 

Dr. David Schindler's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Schindler's clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Schindler is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Mahesh Vakhariya, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
47601 Grand River; Suite 2 South
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Cynthia Vakhariya sees patients in Bingham Farms, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Her medical specialties are adult hematology and medical oncology. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Vakhariya's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vakhariya honors. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colon Cancer, CT Scan, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, ... (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.