Dr. Maher Salam, MD

Dr. Maher Salam, MD

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Age 46
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Dr. Maher Salam, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Norwalk, OH and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in gastroenterology and internal medicine.

282 Benedict Ave Ste D

Norwalk, OH 44857

Contact Information

(419) 663-8061

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
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  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Dr. Salam accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
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Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
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Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
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Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
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Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Frequently Treated by Dr. Salam

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Salam treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Salam treats other conditions, please contact the office at (419) 663-8061.

Esophageal Disorders

Esophageal disorder specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the esophagus, such as reflux esophagitis, indigestion, and esophageal ulcers through procedures including medication, surgery, and swallowing therapy.Compare with other Esophageal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Salam treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Salam
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Nausea
Esophageal Varices
Heartburn
Dysphagia
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Liver Disease

Liver disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the liver, such as hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis, through medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.Compare with other Liver Disease specialists.

Dr. Salam treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Salam
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Viral Hepatitis
Liver Damage from Alcohol
Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Cirrhosis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the gastrointestinal tract, including Crohn's disease, ulcers, hernias, and food poisoning.Compare with other Gastrointestinal Disorders specialists.

Dr. Salam treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 52 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Salam
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Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
Enteritis
Hemorrhoids
Gastritis
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Salam treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

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Hemorrhoids
Anal or Rectal Pain
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
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Dr. Salam's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Achalasia
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alkalosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchospasm
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Endoscopic Common Bile Duct Stone Removal
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal pH Monitoring
  • Esophageal Stenting
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gallbladder Scan
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gout
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hives
  • Human Papillomavirus DNA Testing
  • Hydrocele
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impedance Testing
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ischemic Colitis
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Liver Function Test
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mallory-Weiss Syndrome
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Salmonella Food Poisoning
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Screening Colonoscopy
  • Scurvy
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ultrasound, Endoanal
  • Ultrasound, Esophageal
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders
  • Wheezing
  • Wireless pH Testing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Maher Salam, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Norwalk, OH and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from University of Damascus / Faculty...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2012
Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System
Residency Hospital
2004
Fairview Hospital-Cleveland Clinic Healthcare System
Internship Hospital
1999
University of Damascus / Faculty of Medicine
Medical School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. Maher Salam, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Salam frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Liver Disease, and Gastrointestinal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Salam specializes.

Where is Dr. Maher Salam, MD's office located?

Dr. Salam's office is located at 282 Benedict Ave Ste D, Norwalk, OH 44857. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Maher Salam, MD speak?

Dr. Salam speaks Arabic and English. View profile to see all.

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Dr. Salam's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Salam

4.2

Based on 19 ratings

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Absolutely one of the nicest doctors I have ever met! His bedside manor is fantastic. I wish I went to him sooner!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Great communication. I have seen Dr Salam for over a year, and have had liver ultrasound, liver biopsy, and many lab tests. He has explained all procedures and results thoroughly, and I would recommend him to anyone.
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Sharon D – Apr 04, 2020
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My visit with Dr. Salam was very informative. My husband and I liked the way every so often he would ask if we had any questions. All details of the visit were explained so that we could understand. I would recommend this doctor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Kathy Lee Kempf in Norwalk, OH – Jan 24, 2019
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I'm sorry to say Dr. Salam seemed put off with me. He didn't seem to like me questioning his instructions. Although my visit was for a routine colonoscopy and endoscopy I had other issues that I needed addressed, and were not. He seemed to be so sure that my problem was "just my anatomy" and "nothing to worry about" then I was told to "go find another Dr. if I didn't like his explanation". So I did I am now 9 days post op of a Spigelian Hernia repair. No recommendations are coming from me.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Susan MeMaster Bickley in Norwalk – Dec 14, 2018
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Previously a patient of Dr. Kaffity, Dr. Salam’s predecessor before his retirement, We found Dr. Salam to be very personable and very informative. He listend to and tried to answer all of our questions. After having a colonoscopy and an upper G.I. I was very pleased with the explanations of his findings and how thorough these were. I would recommend Dr. Salam without hesitation.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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P. Atkinson in Sandusky, OH – Sep 19, 2018
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I've had pancreatitis for the last 4 years and have been to 8 or9 different gastroenterology specialist from Cleveland to Toledo and seen about 15+ doctors (including GI's). Dr. Salam is by far the best so far.He has been the only one that listens closely to what you have to say and questions/suggestions on forms of treatment you have. He has done 10+ procedures on me and has adapted his forms of treatment instead of trying the same thing over and expecting different results. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shane Webb in Willard, Ohio – May 02, 2017
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After upper n lower scope I had more pain ....more complications than I had before he did them. I started having breathing complications.n spitting up black specs which He then blammed my bi polar dis. That I havent been on meds for 6yrs now. Then He gave me a pill that burnt my lips n woke up n cudnt catch my breathe. He replied thats what meds do ..dont take them.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Norwalk, OH – Feb 24, 2017
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Locations

Bay Area Gastroenterology

Norwalk Office282 Benedict Ave Ste D Norwalk, OH 44857
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Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Norwalk, OH

69% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

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The Bellevue Hospital

Bellevue, OH

78% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average