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Tiffany Danielle Kratzer (Schaible) MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Department of Pediatrics
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 716-3009

Dr. Tiffany Kratzer works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kratzer is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Carolinas Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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Clinical interests: Acute Liver Failure, Nutritional Influences on Irritable Bowel Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Michael Seth Glock MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
Department of Pediatrics; Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 716-3009

Dr. Michael Glock is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Glock's education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Dr. Joseph Arnold Skelton MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
School of Medicine; Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 716-3009

Dr. Joseph Skelton is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is especially interested in obesity. Dr. Skelton's professional affiliations include Wake Forest Baptist Health and North Carolina Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Obesity Treatment

Anca Mihaela Safta MD
Specializes in Hepatology (Liver Disease), Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical Center Boulevard
Winston Salem, NC
(336) 716-2011; (336) 713-4500

Dr. Anca Safta is a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Her clinical interests include celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Safta accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical System and Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Enteral Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Zebunnissa Memon MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology; Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-0439

Dr. Zebunnissa Memon's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Memon is professionally affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatrics; Medical Center Boulevard
Winston-Salem, NC
(336) 716-2255; (336) 713-4500

Dr. Pamela Goodman is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Goodman attended medical school at 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.
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