Dr. Thomas Birris, MD

Dr. Thomas Birris, MD

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Dr. Thomas Birris, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Saint Joseph, MI. He has been practicing for 12 years. Dr. Birris is affiliated with Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph, Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet and Lakeland Hospital, Niles.

Great Lakes Gastroenterology, LLC

3903 Hollywood Rd

Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart

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Top Care Areas

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Abdominal Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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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*
78

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • 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
  • 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 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, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

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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

  • Drexel Univ Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • Loyola University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Loyola University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Loyola University-Stritch School Of Medicine, Maywood
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2012

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Birris has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Outstanding Patient Experience Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Birris is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Birris' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Birris to family and friends
3.3
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Birris' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
No matter how bad your condition is..you have to wait MONTHS to get a procedure done. Overbooked? Good doctor though. The receptionists are NOT friendly and if you call the office, they are rude and act like you are bothering them. Need to be more courteous.....maybe take a class on customer service.
in St Joseph, MI |
He was knowledgeable about an uncommon disease and spent the time to educate me and help me make the best choice for me.
Grand Rapids, MI |
Being misdiagnosed.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Birris accepts 24 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • ASR Health Benefits
    ASR
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • 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
    Blue Preferred PPO
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Fortis Benefits Insurance Company
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • North America Administrators (NAA)
  • Physicians Health Plan of Northern Indiana, Inc.
  • Physicians' Care Network
    Physicians Care Network
  • Priority Health
  • Starmark
  • Trustmark Companies
    Trustmark Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • US Health and Life Insurance Company

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Hospitals where Dr. Birris has admitting privileges

Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph
1234 Napier Ave
Saint Joseph, MI 49085
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Lakeland Hospital, Niles
31 N Saint Joseph Ave
Niles, MI 49120
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Lakeland Hospital, Watervliet
400 Medical Park Dr
Watervliet, MI 49098
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