Diagnostic Consultation

Gastroenterology located in St. Clair Shores and Macomb, MI
Diagnostic Consultation

Diagnostic Consultation services offered in St. Clair Shores and Macomb, MI

If you have ongoing digestive tract problems and nothing seems to help symptoms like abdominal pain, heartburn, diarrhea, and constipation, it’s time to schedule a diagnostic consultation at G.I. Medicine Associates, P.C. Their board-certified gastroenterologists provide comprehensive care, from advanced endoscopic diagnostics to treatments that restore optimal health and wellness. To schedule a diagnostic evaluation, call the office in St. Clair Shores or Macomb, Michigan.

Diagnostic Consultation Q&A

What is a diagnostic consultation?

A diagnostic consultation is an appointment with one of the board-certified gastroenterologists at G.I. Medicine Associates, P.C. The purpose of your appointment is to evaluate your health concerns, accurately diagnose the cause of your symptoms, and develop a customized treatment plan.

You can request a diagnostic consultation as a new patient or to get a second opinion. Patients frequently want a second opinion to confirm a diagnosis or to learn about other treatments that may work for their condition.

Your primary care physician may refer you for a diagnostic consultation when you have digestive tract symptoms that don’t improve or they suspect you have a condition that requires a gastroenterology specialist.

What symptoms indicate I need a diagnostic consultation?

The symptoms accompanying digestive tract disorders can appear with many possible health conditions. That’s why you need the expertise of a gastroenterology specialist to sort through your health issues.

People often need a gastroenterology consultation when they have ongoing symptoms such as:

  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal pain
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Excessive gas or belching
  • Esophageal pain
  • Change in bowel habits
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Dark urine
  • Pale-colored stools
  • Joint pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Fatigue

Your symptoms may range from mild to severe, but they always deserve expert care if they persist despite common treatments.

What conditions might be diagnosed during my consultation?

When you seek a diagnostic consultation, your provider reviews your medical history and symptoms, learns about any previous treatments you’ve had, and completes a thorough physical exam.

Your provider determines if you need lab tests, diagnostic imaging, or other diagnostic procedures to identify your condition accurately. Examples of conditions frequently treated at G.I. Medicine Associates, P.C. include:

  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation and diarrhea
  • Celiac disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Fatty liver
  • Cirrhosis

The team at G.I. Medicine Associates, P.C. treats any disease of the digestive system, which includes your esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.

Does a diagnostic consultation include endoscopic services?

The G.I. Medicine Associates, P.C. team has extensive experience performing endoscopic services such as:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

They also offer infusion services on-site to give patients the biologics they need.

If you need to schedule a diagnostic consultation, call G.I. Medicine Associates, P.C.