We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Novi, MI.

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

Dr. Julia Greer practices adult gastroenterology in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Dr. Greer attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greer is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Edward Yousif's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yousif's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, gastroscopy, and stomach problems. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Yousif completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

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Dr. Hernando Jose Lyons, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 520
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Hernando Lyons is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Detroit, MI, Macomb, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Lyons speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and chronic constipation. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyons has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, chronic constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Chronic Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, X-Rays, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Phillip Goldmeier's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldmeier include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital, Dr. Goldmeier attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. Mary Mercy Livonia, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Ronald Rasansky practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rasansky is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. Dr. Rasansky speaks Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

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

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

Dr. Laurence Stawick's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Stawick honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Stawick attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Stawick is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mark Devore works as a gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, Dr. Devore attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gastroscopy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Devore is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Devore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Stomach Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Raphael is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Botsford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Raphael's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Priority Health, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Ernesto Drelichman is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Drelichman include cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Dr. Drelichman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Alliance Plan (HAP), and Medicare Advantage.

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

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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. In her practice, Dr. Chan focuses on bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Chan accepts Aetna EPO, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Chan is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

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

Dr. David Schindler specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Schindler is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schindler takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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Dr. Jean Anna Jaffke-Whitney, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
46235 W. 12 Mile Road; Suite 325
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Jean Jaffke is a Novi, MI physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Jaffke's areas of expertise consist of hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), polypectomy (polyp removal), and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Jaffke is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaffke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Problems, Polypectomy, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Ralph Pearlman is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Pearlman's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pearlman trained at Providence Hospital. Dr. Pearlman has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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

Dr. Cynthia Vakhariya's areas of specialization are adult hematology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Bingham Farms, MI, Novi, MI, and Southfield, MI. Dr. Vakhariya's clinical interests include lung cancer, colon cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, she performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Vakhariya is affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

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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.