10 Habits of Gastrointestinal Health By: Christopher P. Shaver, MD, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates 1. Control all of your “other” medical conditions. Many chronic diseases negatively influence your intestinal tract: think poorly controlled diabetes, undertreated cardiovascular diseases, thyroid disorders, obesity, and so on. There is a synergistic relationship between intestinal health and your other organ systems.… Read More »
"We are committed to delivering compassionate state of the art healthcare of the highest quality to our patients."
Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates was established in 1978. Since that founding, we have grown to a group of 14 Board Certified Gastroenterologists. As gastroenterologists, we care for patients with diseases and disorders of the digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver and pancreas. Gastroenterologists also receive specialized training in endoscopy, a non-surgical procedure which uses a flexible tube with a light and camera attached to it to examine the inside of the digestive/intestinal tract.
Our physicians see patients and perform procedures at multiple locations conveniently located throughout the Birmingham area. BGA physicians maintain collaborative relationships with local primary care providers. If your primary physician refers you to BGA, our office will communicate your treatment plan or test results with your physician. You may also contact our office at 205-271-8000 to schedule an appointment at any location.
At Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates, we are committed to delivering compassionate, state of the art healthcare of the highest quality to our patients.
Recent Office News
As a Gastroenterologist Fellowship trained in Liver Transplant, BGA’s Dr. David Fettig offers a unique level of expertise not typically available outside of an academic setting. He sees patients in both our Homewood and Cullman offices. https://www.aasld.org/research-awards/about-foundation/research-profiles/david-fettig-md
David M. Fettig, MD, Birmingham Gastroenterology Associates Hepatitis C is a virus that affects the liver. In fact, it is the most common blood-borne infection and affects about 3.5 million people in the U.S. It is commonly called a silent disease because most people do not have symptoms for years or even decades. Untreated Hepatitis… Read More »