Dr. Michael Kerner, MD

Dr. Michael Kerner, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
Age 72
(21)
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Am listed in Castle and Connolly and Inside New Jersey in list of Best Doctors. I am a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and American College of Physicians and am a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the New Jersey Endoscopy Society and the New York Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

25 Morris Ave

Springfield, NJ 07081

Contact Information

(973) 467-1313

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 10 More

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Top Care Areas

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Diarrhea
very high
more than 93% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
high
more than 89% of peers
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
high
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kerner "Our office practice includes respect for our patients and a caring attitude. We value our patients input and support their decision concerning the treatment plan  and encouraging patients to be involved in all aspects of their care. "

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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
72

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gallstones
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Manometry

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Rutgers University / New Brunswick Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1967
  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Manhattan Va Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • Nyu Med Center Manhattan Va Ho
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Manhattan Va Bellevue Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kerner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kerner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kerner to family and friends
4.9
based on 21 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Kerner's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Warren, NJ |
Dr. Kerner is an excellent communicator, easy to speak with, doesn't rush you and is very caring. The office staff and gastro surgical staff are very thorough and friendly.
in Union, NJ |
everyone was very nice & caring
in west orange, nj |
A VERY VERY CARING DOCTOR TALKS TO YOU TAKES HIS TIME EXPLAING WHAT HAS TOBE DONE AND HE LISTENS TO YOU WHEN YOU TALK TO HIM MORE SHOULD BE LIKE DOCTOR KERNER
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Dr Kerner is a very caring, skilled and careful doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
in Clark, NJ |
Excellent doctor very professional with a warm bedside manner. Made me feel very comfortable.
in Berkeley Heights, NJ |
Dr. Kerner is a wonderful Dr. with outstanding bedside manor, he is the best
in Bridgewater, NJ |
I dread every five years when Dr. Kerner contacts me that it's time again for a colonoscopy. However, Dr Kerner and his staff make the dreaded procedure much more tolerable. In fact I had the procedure today at the Gastro Surgi Center and it went so smooth especially since I requested an early morning time slot. I was the first patient in and was out in two hours. Kudos to Dr Kerner and his entire staff at the center they were focused and very professional throughout every phase of my procedure.
Newark, NJ |
From my initial visit and through my procedure, all of the staff that participated in my care has been compassionate, empathetic and professional. I am well pleased with the level of service provided by Dr. Michael Kerner and his staff.
in Springfield, NJ |
Dr. Kerner and the staff at Gastro Surgi were kind, caring and cheerful at a difficult time. I would highly recommend the doctors and nurses at the center. They treated a very stressful situation with understanding and great compassion along with extreme professionalism.
in Bayonne, NJ |
Dr. Kerner: Very caring and respectful of his patients. He explained the results right after the procedure. I highly recommend him. Staff at Gastro-Surgi Center: top notch, very professional and accommodating.
in Morristown, NJ |
The doctor was on time, thorough, and discussed his findings after his treatment.
in Parsippany, NJ |
Doctor Michael Kerner is an excellent surgeon and doctor. He always explains things to me and makes sure I understand what he is saying. He responds quickly to needs and inquiries. Always puts me at ease!!!!
in Kenilworth, NJ |
Excellent Physician, and excellent staff.
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Dr. Kerner accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • EmblemHealth
    Emblem Health
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Community Blue PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Direct Access
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Locals (any local)
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • Principal Life
  • QualCare
    QualCare HMO
    QualCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty
    United Healthcare

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