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What is a gastroenterologist?

The practice of gastroenterology involves the study and treatment of the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, gallbladder and pancreas. Physicians who practice in these areas spend three years studying the specialized area called "Internal Medicine", and then an additional two to three years of even more specialized education on the treatment of the digestive system itself. All our physicians are board certified and have their fellowships in "Gastroenterology." The doctors frequently lecture to other professionals and to the community on new aspects of gastroenterology therapies.


Is board certification important?

If you are having problems with your digestive system or wish to be screened for preventative purposes, choosing a board certified gastroenterologist is extremely important. Board certification in gastroenterology is your guarantee that the doctor has met competency requirements, has the body of knowledge to diagnose complex digestive problems and is appropriately skilled to perform complicated invasive procedures. They must also meet continuing education requirements to stay current in their field.

While your general physician may be board certified in general medicine and performing colonoscopies, the real questions are, "Should they be?" and "Do you want to trust your digestive health to a generalist or to a specialist who is board certified in the digestive field of medicine?".


Is experience important?

When selecting a physician for an anticipated procedure, you want to select someone who has performed thousands of those procedures. Just as with everything else in life, the more you do something, the more skilled you are at doing it. No physician in another specialty of medicine has performed as many endoscopies and colonoscopies as a board certified gastroenterologist.


Why choose our practice?

Every physician in our practice is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. In addition, every physician in our practice furthered their education beyond medical school and residency to achieve gastroenterology fellowship, which is the "gold standard" in this field of medicine. Our physicians are leaders in the medical community and healthcare community. They are patient advocates who make it their mission to educate the public on preventable diseases, such as colon cancer, while fighting for prevention screening coverage for Medicare patients.


What do our patients think about us?

Every patient who visits our medical practice or has a procedure in our accredited center is asked to provide feedback on their experience. We are very pleased to share our overall results. Over 95% of our patients over the past year were extremely pleased with the service they received and 98% would recommend us to others.



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