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Dr. Ann L. Silverman, MD

Internal Medicine | Gastroenterology

<p>Dr. Ann Silverman is a gastroenterologist practicing in West Bloomfield, MI. Dr. Silverman specializes in the digestive system and its diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract, which include organs from the mouth to the anus as well as liver disorders. Gastroenterology includes conditions such as hepatitis, peptic ulcer disease, colitis, nutritional problems and irritable bowel syndrome. Dr. Silverman performs colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures and provides accurate and thorough care for patients suffering from digestive issues. She is the author of numerous original research articles and has taught for many years. She has been in practice for over 30 years. She is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and is a physician advisor for the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.</p>
37 years Experience
Dr. Ann L. Silverman, MD
  • MARQUETTE, MI
  • Albert EInstein College of Med
  • Accepting new patients

My mother has a problem of impacted stools. What can we do for it?

It will depend on how long the problem has existed. If it is a recent problem you can try using a mineral oil enema from the drug store followed by a bottle of Magnesium citrate. READ MORE
It will depend on how long the problem has existed. If it is a recent problem you can try using a mineral oil enema from the drug store followed by a bottle of Magnesium citrate. It is important to drink 5-6 glasses of water daily to keep the stools soft. If the problem has been going on for more than 3 weeks I would take her to the doctor to make sure she does not have a partial obstruction.

How can I stop burping?

Burping is commonly associated with acid reflux. Do not lay down for 3 hours after eating. Try Prilosec OTC 30 min before breakfast for a couple of weeks. If the problem continues READ MORE
Burping is commonly associated with acid reflux. Do not lay down for 3 hours after eating. Try Prilosec OTC 30 min before breakfast for a couple of weeks. If the problem continues see your doctor.