We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept TRICARE near Novi, MI.

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Dr. Yuliya Serge Greer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. Dr. Greer takes Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Russian State Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Greer speaks Russian. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Laurence Edward Stawick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Dr. Prov. Med. Building; Suite #703
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Laurence Stawick is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Stawick is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Dr. Stawick attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ronald J Rasansky, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
620 Pontiac Trail Road
Walled Lake, MI
 

Dr. Ronald Rasansky works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rasansky is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He is conversant in Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatitis C, Colon Problems, Ulcers, X-Rays

Dr. Mark Samuel De Vore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 350
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Mark Devore is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gastroscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Devore is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Devore is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Devore (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, stomach problems

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Dr. Ralph Donald Pearlman, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 425
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Ralph Pearlman is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearlman include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. Patients gave Dr. Pearlman an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Pearlman attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Providence Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems, constipation, colitis

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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