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

Dr. David Fishkin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fishkin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1006 Tavern Road
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 267-0556; (304) 267-1460

Dr. Richard Nemec's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Winchester Medical Center. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Nemec is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Nemec's training includes a residency program at National Naval Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
176 Health Care Lane; Suite B
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 260-1060; (304) 260-0160

Dr. Shahin Rahimian specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Washington County Hospital. Dr. Rahimian is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Dr. Orphanides is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 263-0811

Dr. Susan Barton's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Barton attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. She is affiliated with Martinsburg VA Medical Center. Unfortunately, Dr. Barton is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 263-0811

Dr. Evelio Bravo-Fernandez is a Martinsburg, WV physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Martinsburg VA Medical Center. Dr. Bravo-Fernandez studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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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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