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We found 8 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana near Novi, MI.

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

Dr. Julia Greer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). She takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greer attended Russian State Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Greer speaks 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)

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

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

Dr. Phillip Goldmeier's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and DMC Sinai-Grace Hospital. In Dr. Goldmeier's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Goldmeier's 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

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

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

Dr. Laurence Stawick's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Stawick studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stawick honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Madison Heights, MI, Clawson, MI, and Clarkston, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Rasansky attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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. Michael Rock Raphael, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 510
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Michael Raphael's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raphael include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Raphael is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Priority Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Raphael's medical residency was performed at Botsford Hospital.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Drelichman completed his residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and crohn's disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Drelichman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Drelichman's 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, rectal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, fecal incontinence

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

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

Dr. Ralph Pearlman specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Pearlman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include bowel surgery, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Providence Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, 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. His areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Schindler graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Schindler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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