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Dr. Ira J. Schmelkin

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Phone: (413) ***-****  HQ Phone
Berkshire Health Systems Inc
725 North Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201
United States

Company Description: Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) is a private, not-for-profit system that serves as the preeminent provider of high quality, cost effective, and compassionate...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member
    American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy
  • Member
    American Gastroenterologic Association
  • Member
    Great Neck Gastroenterology Associates

Education

  • MD
  • Medical Degree
    State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.D.
20 Total References
Web References
News
www.bhs1.org, 19 Sept 2008 [cached]
PITTSFIELD, MA - Berkshire Health Systems has announced that Ira Schmelkin, MD, a Gastroenterologist specializing in gastroenterological endoscopy, capsule endoscopy and liver disease, and with extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and endoscopy, has moved his physician practice to a new location. Dr. Schmelkin has joined the BHS physician practice group and has relocated to the 6th Floor Physician Office Suite in the Berkshire Medical Center Medical Arts Complex, 777 North St., Pittsfield.
In his new practice, Dr. Schmelkin will continue to provide comprehensive Gastroenterology services, including diagnostic and screening colonoscopy and endoscopy services.
Dr. Schmelkin is an internationally recognized authority on capsule endoscopy, or "camera in a pill" technology, in which patients swallow a "camera pill" to visualize the intestinal tract. Dr. Schmelkin has performed thousands of these procedures, as well as having authored many studies and abstracts on Capsule Endoscopy. He has given many presentations and lectures on the use of Capsule Endoscopy in community clinical practice both nationally and internationally.
Dr. Schmelkin received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is fellowship trained in Gastroenterology from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Prior to moving to the Berkshires in 2004, Dr. Schmelkin was in private practice in Great Neck, Long Island, New York, where he was the founding senior partner of Great Neck Gastroenterology Associates. He was an attending physician at North Shore University Hospital and New York University School of Medicine, where he taught clinical gastroenterology, as well as teaching at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Schmelkin has authored many abstracts and papers in leading gastrointestinal journals.
He is a member of the American Gastroenterologic Association, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy.
For an appointment with Dr. Schmelkin, ask your physician for a referral or call 413-447-2858.
Noble Welcomes Ira ...
www.westfieldbiz.org, 24 May 2012 [cached]
Noble Welcomes Ira Schmelkin, MD, Gastroenterologist | Read more … Noble Welcomes Ira Schmelkin, MD, Gastroenterologist
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Noble Welcomes Ira Schmelkin, MD, Gastroenterologist | Read more … Noble Welcomes Ira Schmelkin, MD, Gastroenterologist
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Noble Welcomes Ira Schmelkin, MD, Gastroenterologist
May 24, 2012
Noble Hospital and Heidi Kolek, MD, are pleased to welcome Ira Schmelkin, MD, to Dr. Kolek's Gastroenterology practice at Noble Hospital.
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Dr. Schmelkin is Board Certified and specializes in gastroenterological endoscopy, capsule endoscopy and liver disease, and has extensive experience in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy and endoscopy. Dr. Schmelkin will provide comprehensive Gastroenterology services, including diagnostic and screening colonoscopy and endoscopy services, to patients in the greater Westfield area. The Noble Health Network is happy to add Dr. Schmelkin to Noble's established Gastroenterology services.
Dr. Schmelkin received his Medical Degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is fellowship-trained in Gastroenterology from Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. He is a member of the American Gastroenterologic Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy.
The offices of Dr. Kolek and Dr. Schmelkin are moving to a new office suite on the second floor at Noble Hospital.
Program Faculty
www.bhs1.org, 8 Sept 2011 [cached]
Ira Schmelkin, MD - Gastroenterology
News
www.bhs1.org, 1 Feb 2009 [cached]
"We are honored to be recognized by ASGE for our efforts to enhance quality and safety in our endoscopy unit," said Ira Schmelkin, MD, Division Chief of Gastroenterology for BMC.
Diagnostic Yield from Capsule Endoscopies ...
www.givenimaging.com, 15 Oct 2003 [cached]
"The results of this study clearly indicate that physicians in a community setting are able to find small bowel pathology using capsule endoscopy equally well as teaching hospitals," said the co-author of the abstract, Ira J. Schmelkin, MD, an attending gastroenterologist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, and a member of Great Neck (NY) Gastroenterology Associates.
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