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Ira Jay Schmelkin

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Berkshire Health Systems Inc

HQ Phone:  (413) 447-2000

Email: i***@***.org

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Berkshire Health Systems Inc

725 North Street

Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201

United States

Company Description

Berkshire Health Systems, based in Berkshire County in Massachusetts, is the region's leading provider of comprehensive healthcare services. With award-winning programs, nationally-recognized physicians, world-class technology and a sincere commitment to the c...more

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Employment History

Chief Department of Medicine

Noble Hospital Inc


Clinical Gastroenterology As Well As Teaching Teacher

Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Member, Central Berkshire Gastroenterology Group

Medical Arts Complex


Gastroenterologist

Central Berkshire Gastroenterology


Affiliations

American College of Gastroenterology

Member


American Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy

Member


American Gastroenterologic Association

Member


Great Neck ( NY ) Gastroenterology Associates

Private Practice In Gastroenterology


Education

MD


MD

State University of New York at Buffalo


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Program Faculty

Ira Schmelkin, MD - Gastroenterology


BMC Endoscopy Unit Achieves National Certification Pittsfield, Massachusetts (MA) - Berkshire Health Systems

"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.


Gastroenterologist Relocates Practice Pittsfield, Massachusetts (MA) - Berkshire Health Systems

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.


Heartburn Troubles? Smile, You're on PillCam!

says Dr. Ira Schmelkin, chief of the division of gastroenterology at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.While Given Imaging, the company that created PillCam, states that the pill cannot be used to replace a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but Schmelkin, who has no affiliation with the company, sees the pill as having a future for detecting even this."Right now, I absolutely see a role for capsule endoscopy," says Dr. Schmelkin, "Most people would rather swallow a pill than have a 6-foot tube up their colon."Although the technology is still relatively new, Schmelkin has high hopes."What's really wild about the technology is that patients have had these problems for years and have all sorts of tests done and have never been diagnosed with anything."says Dr. Schmelkin.


ABC News: Heartburn Troubles? Smile, You're on PillCam!

says Dr. Ira Schmelkin, chief of the division of gastroenterology at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. While Given Imaging, the company that created PillCam, states that the pill cannot be used to replace a colonoscopy to detect colon cancer, but Schmelkin, who has no affiliation with the company, sees the pill as having a future for detecting even this. "Right now, I absolutely see a role for capsule endoscopy," says Dr. Schmelkin, "Most people would rather swallow a pill than have a 6-foot tube up their colon." Although the technology is still relatively new, Schmelkin has high hopes. "What's really wild about the technology is that patients have had these problems for years and have all sorts of tests done and have never been diagnosed with anything."says Dr. Schmelkin.


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