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

Dr. David Fishkin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishkin accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

Dr. Shahin Rahimian's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rahimian graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rahimian is affiliated with Washington County Hospital.

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Dr. Timothy Orphanides MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Foundation Way; Suite 3700
Martinsburg, WV
(304) 596-6893

Dr. Timothy Orphanides specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Orphanides takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of 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 is a specialist in 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. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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. Dr. Bravo-Fernandez is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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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