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

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Julia Serge Greer M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22250 Providence Drive; Suite 703
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Julia Greer is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Greer is conversant in Russian. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and gastroscopy. She is affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals. After completing medical school at Russian State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greer honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Laurence Edward Stawick M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.25 stars (3 ratings)
22250 Providence Dr. Prov. Med. Building; Suite #703
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Laurence Stawick specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Novi, MI and Southfield, MI. The average patient rating for Dr. Stawick is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stawick has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and colorectal cancer screening. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stawick takes. Dr. Stawick attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. He is professionally affiliated with Providence - Providence Park Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Ronald J. Rasansky D.O.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.62 stars (2 ratings)
620 Pontiac Trail Road
Walled Lake, MI
 

Dr. Ronald Rasansky practices adult gastroenterology in Madison Heights, MI, Clarkston, MI, and Rochester, MI. His clinical interests include ulcers, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and hepatitis C. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Rasansky is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Yiddish. Dr. Rasansky is professionally affiliated with McLaren Health Care, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Madison Heights Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

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

Mark Devore MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.59 stars (8 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 350
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Mark Devore works as an adult gastroenterologist in Farmington, MI, Southfield, MI, and Novi, MI. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, peptic ulcer, and gastroscopy. Dr. Devore has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Devore accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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Ralph Donald Pearlman MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.01 stars (18 ratings)
26850 Providence Parkway; Suite 425
Novi, MI
 

Dr. Ralph Pearlman practices colon & rectal surgery in Southfield, MI and Novi, MI. Dr. Pearlman is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, colon cancer, and colonoscopy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearlman has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally 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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