We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near Novi, MI.

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

Dr. Julia Greer works as a gastroenterologist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greer graduated from Russian State Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (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 gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. Patients rated Dr. Stawick highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Stawick trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for his residency. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.

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

Dr. Mark Devore is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Devore's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gastroscopy. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Devore (or staff) is conversant in 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, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Stomach Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronald Rasansky is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Madison Heights, MI, Clawson, MI, and Clarkston, MI. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Rasansky's clinical interests include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasansky is conversant in 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. 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. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Schindler attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schindler include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Patients rated Dr. Schindler highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Providence Health System and Henry Ford Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

Dr. Ralph Pearlman works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearlman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pearlman accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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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.

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