We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near Novi, MI.
Dr. Julia Greer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Her professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Providence Health System. Dr. Greer is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Russian State Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
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Dr. Randall Jacobs specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Farmington, MI, Novi, MI, and Warren, MI. In Dr. Jacobs's practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colorectal cancer screening, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Jacobs's professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Colon Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Laurence Stawick is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Biliary Tract, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ronald Rasansky is an adult gastroenterologist in Madison Heights, MI, Clawson, MI, and Clarkston, MI. Dr. Rasansky's areas of expertise consist of ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Yiddish. Dr. Rasansky is affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.
Relevant Interests: , colon problems
All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Colon Disease, Hepatitis C, Laboratory Facility ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Devore works as an adult gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and stomach problems. Dr. Devore takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Devore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, stomach problems
All Interests: Peptic Ulcer, Biliary, Pancreatic Disease, Gastroscopy, Liver Disease, Stomach Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ralph Pearlman is a colon and rectal surgeon in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bowel surgery, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Pearlman accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Pearlman completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, constipation, colitis
All Interests: Accepts patients who refuse blood/blood products, Diverticulitis, Constipation, Colitis, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Schindler practices 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 is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program.
Relevant Interests: , stomach problems
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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.