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We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists near Winston-salem, NC.

Dr. Tiffany Danielle Schaible, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatrics
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Tiffany Kratzer's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kratzer is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. She completed her residency training at Carolinas Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Kratzer average 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Michael Seth Glock, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
Medical Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatrics
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Michael Glock specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Glock speaks Spanish. Dr. Glock is affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Dr. Joseph Arnold Skelton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Joseph Skelton specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Skelton's clinical interests include obesity. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wake Forest Baptist Health and North Carolina Baptist Hospital. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Obesity

Dr. Anca Mihaela Safta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
 

Dr. Anca Safta is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Safta has a special interest in celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. She is affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Safta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Zebunnissa Memon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Zebunnissa Memon works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Memon takes Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Memon attended medical school at Dow Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
 

Dr. John Feerick's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Feerick speaks Spanish. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatrics
Winston-salem, NC
 

Dr. Pamela Goodman is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Winston-Salem, NC and Clemmons, NC. She graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.