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Nothing is more uncomfortable than gastrointestinal symptoms. Get back to feeling your best, fast. Book same or next day appointments with a specialist in your area.

Is there same day appointment availability with gi doctors near me?

We offer our guests an extensive network of specialists with an abundance of availability for your convenience. It is easy to make a same or next day appointment with one of our highly educated and top-rated specialists. Whether you are looking for an in-person or virtual appointment, you can find and reserve it right here.

Will i be able to verify insurance coverage before confirmation of my appointment?

Our featured practitioners accept all commonly used health insurances.

How do i make all my appointments online?

Find a practitioner who is local to you and make an appointment with them, right here through our website. Make sure the provider you are interested in can offer you clinic hours that fit your schedule. Then book the clinician who fits all your health requirements and read reviews so you can go in-person feeling confident about your decisions.

Will i be able to book gi doctors near me with after-hours and weekend availability

Most physicians who specialize in gastrointestinal disorders are open Monday-Friday with extended evening hours but do not usually have weekend availability. You can search and book a specialist with in-person or virtual clinic hours which are best for your schedule.

Will a local specialist provide telemedicine visits?

Most providers offer telemedicine visits to patients with specific concerns. If your provider decides that your concerns can only be treated in office, then you may need to go in-person for optimal treatment. Telemedicine visits are great for consultations or evaluations, but further treatment may not be obtainable virtually. Telemedicine appointments are covered by health insurances if the clinician conducting the appointment is in-network with your insurance company.

What is the medical role of gi doctors near me?

A gastrointestinal physician also known as a gastroenterologist is a division of medicine that focuses on medical diagnosis and treatment conditions of the digestive tract, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, and bile ducts. They also perform routine procedures like colonoscopies and treat common diseases that include but are not limited to:

  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Hepatitis
  • Polys of the colon that may or may not be precancerous
  • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) also known as heartburn
  • Food allergies

Your primary care physician may refer you to a gastroenterologist is you are experiencing

  • Trouble swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Regurgitation
  • Severe diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bloating

What is crohn’s disease and how can i prevent it?

Crohn’s disease is a debilitating and life altering illness that cause inflammation in the digestive tract. Either in one or multiple areas which can cause an array of gastrointestinal symptoms. It was once believed that Crohn’s was caused by stress and diet, but we now know that these are only small pieces of the puzzle. Hereditary and immune systems deficiencies are a major contributor to this illness. There is no cure, but there are ways to manage symptoms.

Symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Cramping and abdominal pain
  • Stool with blood it in
  • Sores in the mouth
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite
  • Drainage and/or pain around the anus due to inflammation

Severe versions of the condition may cause:

  • Inflamed skin, joints, and eyes
  • Kidney stones
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Liver of bile duct inflammation
  • Growth delays and/or sexual development delays in children

Complications include:

  • Bowel Obstruction – This is due to scaring and narrowing of the intestinal wall which blocks the flow of digestive contents
  • Ulcers – anywhere in the digestive tract from your mouth to your anus
  • Fistulas – which is an ulcer that extends completely through and can cause an abnormal connection between body parts. Usually, fistulas around the anus are most common
  • Anal fissures – tearing of the tissue and skin around the anus which could lead to infection
  • Malnutrition
  • Colon cancer
  • Blood clots

Can my chronic gerd cause esophageal cancer?

Yes. Chronic GERD can lead to esophageal cancer. This is called Barrett’s esophagus. It happens when stomach acid is comes up (acid reflux) and damages the esophagus which causes the epithelium of the esophagus to thicken, turn red, and become severely inflamed. Barrett’s esophagus causes an increased risk of esophageal cancer so regular check-ups are important.

Symptoms of GERD include:

  • Heartburn and regurgitation of stomach contents
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chest pain

If you have been suffering with heartburn or GERD for 5 years of longer you should be speaking to your doctor about the risk of Barrett’s esophagus and getting regularly screened for cancer.

What is celiac disease and why has it been more prevalent in recent years?

Celiac disease is an autoimmune illness that causes the immune system to attack the small intestine after a person has consumed gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley and it is believed to have a higher prevalence more recently due to the awareness of the illness, the ease of testing, and the additional additives to the American diet because it can be used as a preservative. Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Bloating
  • Gas
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal pain

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