Michiana Gastro: We are committed to the education, treatment & care of each patient’s gastrointestinal needs with expertise, professionalism, and compassion.
What You Will Find At Our Office
At Michiana Gastroenterology, Inc., you will find an office that is surrounded by friendliness from the moment you walk in the door. You will appreciate the warm smiles at the front desk, the staff who call you by name and the doctors who treat you like family. Moments like these will make you realize that we combine the personalized medical care of years past with today’s most state-of-the-art treatment methods.
Parking is free and handicap accessible.
Our Staff Physicians are Board Certified…
All physicians are Fellowship Trained and Board Certified Gastroenterologists. What does this mean? To become board certified our physicians had to complete undergraduate work, four years of medical school, and five years of post-graduate study. The post-graduate study included internships and residency programs. After the schooling, they had to pass an exam to become certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. They then had to complete a fellowship program practicing as gastroenterologists and pass an exam to become certified in Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
All of our physicians have privileges at Memorial Hospital, South Bend; St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka; St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Plymouth Campus; LaPorte Medical Group Surgical Center and Michiana Endoscopy Center.
What to Expect During Your Visit
Although no two patients are the same, each patient's care will include some of the same basic steps: consultation, examination, tests and treatment.
Tests or procedures – such as x-rays, blood work, or diagnostic procedures, such as a Colonoscopy or an Endoscopy – appropriate to your symptoms will be ordered. Your physician will help you understand the nature of your disorder, your options for the most effective treatment and the appropriate course of treatment especially for you. For more information about the Colonoscopy, visit the Colonscopy For Dummies site.
Care That’s Convenient and Affordable
At Michiana Gastroenterology, Inc., we believe that when care is needed, it shouldn’t be put off simply for financial reasons. That’s why we will work with you to make sure you get the care you need. We keep our fees competitive so that you will get experience and state-of-the-art treatment methods for a reasonable fee. Most medical insurances are accepted and filed and we are network providers for most major medical insurances. Your Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are always welcome. Payment plans are available by calling any of our Billing Specialists.
Procedures We Perform
· Upper Endoscopy
· Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
· Capsule Endoscopy
· Endoscopy Ultrasound
· Esophogial Motility Studies
· PH Testing including Bravo Studies
Some of the Disorders We Diagnose and/or Treat:
· Acid Reflux
· Celiac Disease
· Colon Cancer
· Colon Polyps
· Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The office is open Monday through Friday by appointment only. When you call for an appointment, you will be seen as quickly as possible. We make every effort to adhere to our scheduled appointments, however hospital emergencies may occur that cause delays or rescheduling of office appointments and procedures.
One of our physicians is available for emergencies at all times. After office hours and on weekends, please call our digital pager at
(574) 236-7802 and enter you telephone number followed by the “#” sign. A physician will return this page shortly.
The office switchboard is open from:
8:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday & Thursday
8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Wednesday & Friday
Our phone is answered live during these hours. You will then be transferred to the person you wish to talk with or to their voice mail. If you leave a message, a member of our staff will return your call. Please let the operator know the nature of your call, i.e.: appointment scheduling, insurance information, billing, prescriptions, etc., so that the correct department can be notified.
All patients are anxious to know the results of any testing that is done. Laboratory, x-rays, and biopsy results will be available 5-7 days after they have been completed.