We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near Novi, MI.
Dr. Julia Greer is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. She graduated from Russian State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She speaks Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ronald Rasansky is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rasansky accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is conversant in Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , colon problems
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, Ulcers, X-Rays
Dr. Laurence Stawick's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Stawick is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stawick trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Devore, who practices in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gastroscopy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Devore is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Devore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Devore is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
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 Schindler's specialty is family medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schindler include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Providence Hospital, Dr. Schindler attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Schindler is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
Relevant Interests: , stomach problems
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Physical Exams, Diabetes, Cholesterol ... (Read more)
Dr. Ralph Pearlman specializes in colon & rectal surgery. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Providence Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearlman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pearlman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pearlman accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
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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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.