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We found 15 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Russian State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She 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. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, stomach problems, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Yousif is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yousif trained at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Yousif an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousif accepts.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lyons include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and chronic constipation. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Lyons attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Lyons has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Goldmeier takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldmeier trained at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with 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. Randall Scott Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Randall Jacobs specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Farmington, MI, Novi, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Jacobs's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colorectal cancer screening, and upper endoscopy (EGD). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobs's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Dr. Stawick has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stawick takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Yiddish. His areas of expertise include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rasansky is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rasansky takes.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Devore is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and stomach problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Devore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Devore 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, 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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Drelichman is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Drelichman accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Chan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She 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

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pearlman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in family medicine and practices in Alpena, MI and Novi, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler's areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schindler honors. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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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, who practices in Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal), polypectomy (polyp removal), and colonoscopy. Dr. Jaffke is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Providence Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Rectal Problems, Polypectomy, Colonoscopy

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. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, colon cancer, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Vakhariya is professionally affiliated with St. John Hospital and Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Vakhariya honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna.

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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.