Dr. Mark Stern, MD

GastroenterologyMaleAge 54

Dr. Stern
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dekalb Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

2675 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033

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(404) 299-1679

Dr. Mark Stern, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Decatur, GA and has over 29 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stern has more experience with Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine medical school in 1992. He is affiliated with Emory Decatur Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stern to book an appointment.


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Frequently Treated by Dr. Stern

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Stern treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Stern treats other conditions, please contact the office at (404) 299-1679.

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. Stern typically treats 70% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dysphagia
Esophageal Diseases
Manometry
Indigestion
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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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. Stern typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 24 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Abdominal Disorders
Stomach Diseases
Diverticulosis, Intestinal
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Anal & Rectal Disorders

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Dr. Stern typically treats 63% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

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

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Drainage
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Nausea
  • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
Blue Essential Open Access-GA HMO
Blue Essential Open Access-GA POS
Blue Essential-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HRA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Select Network)-GA POS
Blue Open Access (Small Grp)-GA POS
Blue Open Access-GA HMO
BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.5

Based on 27 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
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What went well
  • Staff friendliness (24)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (24)
  • Appointment scheduling (23)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (3)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (3)
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The staff was very helpful in getting my appointment rescheduled. Above all, Dr. Stern was helpful in alleviating my stomach pain that I have had for years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 15, 2021
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I’ve bee a patient of Dr Sterns for quite awhile. I trust him with my life. He’s straightforward and any question I have is answered with truth and honesty. No guessing games. He’s very understanding and compassionate even when I have my meltdowns. And I absolutely adore Sherri and Jennifer at the front desk.
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Rita Eskew – Apr 04, 2020
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Dr. Stern just performed a colonoscopy on me, and while prep for that procedure is never any fun, the care I received from everyone in his practice was the very best quality. The doctors and staff are professional, warm, caring, and courteous. Dr. Stern found and removed two small polyps that eventually would have become cancer, so he likely saved my life!
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Jan 22, 2020
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I recently saw Dr. Stern for the third time for a routine colonoscopy. I am so grateful to Dr. Stern and all the competent, caring people on staff there. I was due for a colonoscopy last year and my insurance did not include Dr. Stern. The people at the office of the doctor they referred me to were so cold I just did not feel comfortable with them. I changed insurance this year and I am so glad I could go back to Dr. Stern and the wonderful people in his practice!
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Tucker – Feb 27, 2019
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I had been having severe pain in the upper abdomen area, and bouts of other stomach issues. I had visited other Doctors, and had no relief just spent money. I took a chance on Dr. Stern, HE IS GREAT!!! He scheduled me a colonoscopy & endoscopy. Dr. Stern did a mild procedure once he found the problem, and put me on THE CORRECT MEDS. His staff is Awesome(Sheri, Rebeca,Lenea) you all are kind caring very &rofessional. Thanks Dr. Stern and Staff
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T.W. in GA, GA – Feb 12, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr. Stern for many years, and I travel almost an hour to see him. He is caring, patient, and thorough. Even in my 30s, I have a somewhat complicated GI system (to say the least) and he works with me to create the best plan of action for my digestive health. His nurse, Sheri, is by far the best nurse you will find. She is knowledgable and kind and caring. This practice is great!
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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Mableton, GA – Oct 05, 2018
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Awesome!!!
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Atlanta – Jan 25, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Stern for many years and I wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Mary Shradet in Stone Mountain, GA – Apr 10, 2017
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About Me

Biography

Born and raised in Atlanta, Dr. Stern completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency and...Read more

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

Education

1999
U Mich Med Sch
Fellowship Hospital
1995
Emory University
Residency Hospital
1993
Emory University
Internship Hospital
1992
Emory University School of Medicine
Medical School
1988
Washington University
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • English
  • Chinese

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Mark Stern, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Stern has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Mark Stern, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Mark Stern, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stern frequently treats Esophageal Disorders, Gastrointestinal Disorders, and Anal & Rectal Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Stern specializes.

Where is Dr. Mark Stern, MD's office located?

Dr. Stern's office is located at 2675 N Decatur Rd, Decatur, GA 30033. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Mark Stern, MD speak?

Dr. Stern speaks Chinese and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Dekalb Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

Dekalb Gastroenterology Assocs2675 N Decatur Rd Decatur, GA 30033
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dekalb Gastroenterology Associates, LLC5900 Hillandale Dr Ste 335 Lithonia, GA 30058
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Emory Decatur Hospital

Decatur, GA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average