We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near Novi, MI.
Dr. Julia Greer is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Greer honors Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Russian State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Farmington, MI, Novi, MI, and Warren, MI. Dr. Jacobs's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colorectal cancer screening, and upper endoscopy (EGD). His professional affiliations include Detroit Medical Center (DMC) and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Jacobs's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals.
Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)
Dr. Laurence Stawick is an adult gastroenterologist in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. Dr. Stawick has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for his residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stawick takes several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.
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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He speaks Yiddish. His areas of expertise include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rasansky is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rasansky takes.
Relevant Interests: , colon problems
All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, Ulcers, X-Rays
Dr. Mark Devore's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Devore is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and stomach problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Devore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Devore is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System.
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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with St. John Providence Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Pearlman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.
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)
Dr. David Schindler specializes in family medicine and practices in Alpena, MI and Novi, MI. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schindler's areas of expertise include hypnosis (hypnotherapy), gynecological problems, and diabetes. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schindler honors. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. 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.