We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near Novi, MI.
Dr. Julia Greer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Russian State Medical University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Greer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Greer accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She speaks Russian. Her professional 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, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)
Dr. Randall Jacobs practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jacobs is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colorectal cancer screening, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs's training includes a residency program at Beaumont Hospitals. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Laurence Stawick works as an adult gastroenterologist. 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stawick is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ronald Rasansky is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rasansky takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Rasansky speaks Yiddish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Mark Devore is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Devore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and stomach problems. Dr. Devore is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Devore honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, stomach problems
All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ralph Pearlman is a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: bowel surgery, diverticular disease, and hemorrhoidectomy (surgical hemorrhoid removal). Dr. Pearlman is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Pearlman's medical residency was performed at Providence Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Pearlman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.
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 Schindler's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Schindler attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Providence Hospital. His clinical interests include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He is 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)
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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.