Gastroenterology | Male | 52 years old
Suffolk Office at Obici
2790 Godwin Blvd Ste 320
Suffolk, VA 23434
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Malik to family and friends is 4.4 out of 5
I want you to be confident that if you ask me to see you, I serve only you. Your interest and preference dictates what we decide to do together.
I enjoy my work and don't feel that I come to "work" everyday. It is fun and rewarding.
I derive immense satisfaction in receiving your positive response but that is not the reason I became a doctor. Sometimes folks are unhappy because they...
Dr. Malik, grew up in India. He went straight to medical school after high school and earned the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1988 from the M.S. University of Baroda. After a four-year residency in surgery he became board certified in General Surgery (India) in 1992.
He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine in 1995 and later a Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. After practicing in Michigan for nearly 4 years he joined a GI practice in Chesapeake/ Norfolk/ Virginia Beach in 2002. In January 2015, he joined GI and Liver Specialists of Tidewater with offices in Suffolk, Portsmouth and Carrollton, VA.
He is board certified in Internal Medicine and in the sub specialty of Gastroenterology. He is also a Certified Physician Investigator and directed clinical research at a busy GI group practice for over 12 years. Dr. Malik is actively involved in the field of Gastroenterology at local, regional and national level. He was the President of the Virginia Gastroenterological Society from 2011-2013. He is also the President of Seaboard Medical Association. Dr. Malik served on American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy research committee. He served as the President of the medical staff at DePaul Medical Center in 2008-2009. Dr. Malik has been recognized as a Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and American Gastroenterological Association.
Compassionate, state of the art care. I respect your preferences in choosing how to manage you health or disease. Your best interest is the only interest I will consider.
I listen to you because in your symptoms is where I find clues to the diagnosis. I do tests that will help improve your health or provide you with peace of mind. Your best interest is my ONLY interest. I encourage you to review the material on the internet and ask questions. Do not leave the office with any unanswered questions.
Some common conditions treated are: Crohn's, Ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal cancers including pancreatic, esophageal and colon, liver diseases, abnormal liver enzymes, GERD, Barrett's esophagus, GI bleeding.
I specialize in complex therapeutic endoscopic procedures but f I don't think a procedure is going to help you, I will recommend against it. I will give you options with risks/ benefits to allow you to reach an informed decision.
While colonoscopy is the most common procedure I perform, it is commonly feared and avoided by healthy people at serious risk of missing avoidable colon cancer. I perform high quality and safe colonoscopy. I perform very careful screening for Barrett's esophagus and treat dysplasia in Barrett's using techniques like endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA). Therapy for hemorrhoids is often misunderstood and I match the treatment to your condition to offer you maximal benefit.
Some examples of the more complex procedure I perform are: ERCP, pseudocyst drainage, removal of bile duct stones, stents to relieve obstruction from cancer, control of bleeding, placement of feeding tube (PEG/PEJ), esophageal strictures, dilation of achalasia.
I derive immense satisfaction in receiving your positive response but that is not the reason I became a doctor. Sometimes folks are unhappy because they did not get what they "wanted" from the visit. I want to hear if there is an area where my staff or I performed below your expectation. This allows us to improve our process to help the patients that come after you.
In our business it is not uncommon to run late for a variety of reasons but you can be sure when I am seeing you, I will spend as much time as you need. You should not leave my office with unanswered questions.
I can never promise I won't miss a diagnosis or potentially make an error but I will do my best every time to be thorough, accurate and compassionate.
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No malpractice history found for Virginia.
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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