A hesitancy shared by many people to speak about gastrointestinal problems
– even with their physicians – means many are living with
discomfort that can be alleviated, a principal reason why Parrish Medical
Group (PMG) in Titusville has added a gastrointestinal specialist who
makes understanding his patients’ concerns the focal point of his practice.
Dr. Khalid George, a board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist,
has joined PMG to treat patients dealing with digestive disorders that
include heartburn, gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), pancreatitis,
ulcers, and more.
According to a national survey by Harris Interactive, 74% of Americans
regularly suffer from episodes of digestive distress. That figure totals
nearly 450,000 Brevard County residents.
Dr. George says that digestive problems are common, but most people are
embarrassed to talk about them even with their primary care providers.
Instead, they live with ongoing conditions that adversely affect quality
of life, or worse.
“Even the most common digestion problems, like bloating, diarrhea,
and cramping, can indicate more serious underlying diseases,” says
Dr. George. “Ignoring problems doesn’t make them go away.
In fact, something like treating heartburn yourself with over-the-counter
medicine can, overtime, mask heart disease or even esophageal cancer.
“Our treatment goals are to improve people’s lives by giving
them relief whenever possible and to keep minor problems from becoming
serious issues,” Dr. George said. “I enjoy working with patients
in a way that gives them confidence in their treatment and a willingness
to share with me whatever it is with which they are dealing.”
Dr. George completed internal medicine residency at Henry Ford Hospital
|Wayne State University, completed GI fellowship at providence-providence
park |Michigan State University. He received his medical education at
St. George’s University School of Medicine and undergraduate at
University of Toronto. “Gastroenterology services are important
to have close to home, delivered by a physician with excellent credentials
in whom patients can have trust,” said Dr. George.
Dr. George’s experience includes treating inflammatory bowel diseases
such as Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis, Irritable Bowel
Syndrome (IBS), and pancreatic and liver disease. He is a proponent and
provider of colon cancer screening, the third most common cancer in both
men and women in the United States.
Dr. George and Parrish Medical Group are accepting new patients. Dr. George’s
practice is located at 825 Century Medical Drive, Suite A in Titusville.
To schedule an appointment, call (321) 268-6224. The website is