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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

2010 Doctor Oates Drive; S-103
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 263-8200

(Average of 3.9 in 8 ratings)

Dr. David Fishkin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patients gave Dr. Fishkin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishkin takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 263-0811

Dr. Trent Nichols is a gastroenterologist. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Nichols honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Highmark, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Nichols (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Italian and Telephone Interpretation.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

2000 Foundation Way; Suite 3700
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 596-6893

Dr. Timothy Orphanides' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

176 Health Care Lane; Suite B
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 260-1060

Dr. Shahin Rahimian is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Washington County Hospital. Dr. Rahimian graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 263-0811

Dr. Susan Barton's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Barton has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 263-0811

Dr. Evelio Bravo-Fernandez is a gastroenterologist in Martinsburg, WV. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Bravo-Fernandez is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology

Dr. Joseph Manlolo works as an adult gastroenterologist in Honolulu, HI. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.

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