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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Greer is conversant in Russian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Greer attended medical school at Russian State Medical University. She takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Ronald Rasansky is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Rasansky's clinical interests include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Rasansky speaks Yiddish.

Read more

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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor's residency program. Dr. Stawick's areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stawick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

Read more

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 works as a gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. Dr. Devore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gastroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Devore takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

Read more

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. 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 Dr. Schindler a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schindler attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence - Providence Park Hospitals and Henry Ford Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

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

Dr. Ralph Pearlman is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Pearlman is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Providence Hospital. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

Read more

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)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.