Gastroenterology: Specialized GI Care for Families in Medford, MA & Surrounding Communities

Gastroenterology North Reading MAGastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, intestines, liver, pancreas, colon, and rectum. If you are experiencing symptoms of a digestive condition, your primary care physician may refer you to a gastroenterologist. At Tufts Medical Center Community Care, our multispecialty medical group includes friendly, experienced physicians who have undergone extensive training in gastroenterology. We are proud to provide specialized care to patients of all ages from Medford and communities throughout northeast Massachusetts.

Our team of gastroenterologists can diagnose and treat a wide array of conditions, including:

  • Bowel incontinence
  • Celiac disease
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Diverticular disease
  • Esophageal motility disorders and strictures
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Hepatitis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases (ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease)
  • Other conditions that require specialized care from a gastroenterology expert

At Tufts Medical Center Community Care, we place an emphasis on wellness and preventive care. That’s why we offer comprehensive gastroenterology screenings and diagnostic testing services to our patients, who benefit from the advanced medical technologies in our fully equipped endoscopy suite and the compassionate nature of our specialists. No matter where in Medford or northeast MA you call home, Tufts Medical Center Community Care can be your first choice for the following gastroenterology services, which allow us to detect abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract in their earliest stages:

  • Colon cancer prevention and detection procedures
  • Colonoscopies
  • Sigmoidoscopies
  • Upper endoscopies

Your gastroenterologist will also collaborate with your primary care physician to provide prompt and convenient access to any necessary imaging results, lab tests, or other important medical information they need.

For patient-centric gastroenterology screening, diagnosis, and treatment, contact Tufts Medical Center Community Care today. Our medical centers are easily reached from Medford, MA, and communities across the region.

Commonly Asked Questions



Kristen Aprile, PA

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