As a gastroenterologist, I believe it is important to understand what my patient is going through. To that extent, I have been in their position as the patient, as I have been diagnosed with both Crohn's disease and peptic ulcer disease. I have been through the procedures I perform. This gives me the unique perspective of understanding exactly how it feels to be in the position as a patient. It is important to listen and to have empathy for the feelings and fears that my patients have.
Dr. Michael Zelig, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Pensacola, FL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Zelig is affiliated with West Florida Hospital.