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Dr. Jonathan Ricker

Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
Henderson, NV
18 years experience male

Locations

South Hills Gastroenterology

Henderson, NV

Address

2625, Wigwam Pkwy, Henderson, NV, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology

Internal Medicine

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Generally no: But if you are taking nsaids for the treatment of costochondritis, they can lead to ulcerations in the GI tract which can cause pain.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Target lesions?: I am assuming that you are referring to a pale central area surrounded by a red ring. This is generally bowel prep artifact, however if there was any ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
None: Ercp requires the patient to not eat usually after midnight the evening before.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Bleeding: Most likely hemorrhoids. Diverticular bleeding is painless and rather large in volume. It would scare you if you never saw it before. Glad to know you... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Bun in the oven: What you are describing sounds like pregnancy. She should obtain a pregnancy test and be seen by an OB physician as soon as possible if the test is po... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Anal fissure: They cannot be fixed by a colonoscopy. What they are likely looking for is to rule out inflammatory bowel disease as a cause of your fissure. They are... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes.....and no: While your pancreatitis was due to gallstones and/or the ERCP used to clear your bile duct ......alcohol is a common cause of pancreatitis......but us... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: As long as his physician is monitoring labs regularly and stops the medication once his liver labs go above 3x uln.
A member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Irritable bowel: Could be a form if ibs. Could also be celiac disease or small bowel bacterial overgrowth. Could also be your diet......High gas formers such as brocco... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Depends: Every patient follows the same path in end stage liver disease, the issue is the timing. Eventually, the lactulose might not be enough to treat hepati... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Belly button pain: First question is what is your body type? If you are thin, the abdominal aorta can be easily felt and is pulsatile, but should not necessarily cause p... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Nodular mucosa: Generally speaking, mucosa, or the lining of the GI tract is relatively smooth appearing, with the exception of the small intestine, which appears lik... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: It can cause cholestatic jaundice.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
What to expect: The type of prep you use will give you very little variation in the end result.......Diarrhea. You should however make every attempt to follow the dir... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Holding your pee: After your bladder is large due to lots of urine....With rapid emptying, the bladder tends to spasm.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
See below: 1.) post ERCP pancreatitis (7%) 2.) bleeding 3.) cholangitis 4.) perforation 5.) death (rare).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Clotting factors: The liver is very important for making clotting factors and if it is damaged, it's synthetic function is damaged as well, allowing the blood to not cl... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Ricker
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Depends: Depends on the cause and if there is a continued insult to the liver (etoh, etc). Noone can predict with certainty.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ricker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Ricker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you Dr.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

LECOM
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

Dayon, OH

Awards

Fellowship Research Award
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