Dr. Andrew Seibert

Primary Care, Gastroenterology
GA
37 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Seibert, originally from the Cincinnati metro area, received his medical school and Internal Medicine training at the University of Louisville, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at Indiana University. He established a clinical practice in gastroenterology in Lawrenceville GA for 13 years, and since was a reviewer for WebMD. He currently is a Founding Doctor for Healthtap Prime. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. In addition to treating the full range of problems in the digestive tract and liver, he also has expertise in general internal medicine and spinal cord and head injury treatment. Follow him on Twitter @drdrew234.

Specialties
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Gastroenterology

Hepatology

Licenses

United States: Georgia

Languages spoken

English

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3.4K Answers
12K Agrees
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Certainly all three of those entities can cause tetraplegia.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Liver: there are no foods or supplements which are specifically good for your liver or which "detox" the liver. Having said that, if you have liver... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
HCV: certainly, having any chronic disease can affect your emotional well-being. Anxiety and worry are normal in that setting. However, given the new drugs... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
PEP: post exposure prophylaxis involves taking anti-HIV drugs as soon as possible after a potential exposure. It must begin within 72 hours, before the ret... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: The FDA does not regulate over the counter medications. Studies have found that they often do not contain hey exact amounts or substances that they sa... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes, but…: it is possible to have Crohn disease and constipation simultaneously, and if so that could manifest as rectal bleeding. There are many possibilities b... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: It is very difficult to diagnose rashes or skin changes without being able to see them. That leaves this format (texting) not a very good method for d... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your G.I. doc.: it is good that azathioprine has been able to help you achieve a long-term remission for your ulcerative colitis. A decision to stop it will depend on... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: it is possible that the omeprazole that you're taking is not adequately controlling your reflux, and the symptoms may still be present. If you have be... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Norovirus: Norovirus is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis. Person to person transmission is the most common route, although it can also be transmitt... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
CT colonography : CT: colonography is performed using a different protocol than a CT scan of the abdomen, designed to give better views of the inside of the colon. Hav... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not morning sickness: it would be impossible to have morning sickness the day after intercourse. Your nausea is due to another cause. With the small amount of detail provid... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Antacids : The most common ingredients in good antacids are calcium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide and my Magnesium hydroxide. There are many others that work wel... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gastroenterologist: Where to go next depends mostly on your current findings on manometry and endoscopy. If it has been six years since you have been tested, you certainl... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: Although well-publicized, the risk of mineral deficiencies in patients on long-term PPI's is extremely small. There is no evidence to suggest that rou... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Nothing.: As long as they are prepared properly, eating cat, dog, or monkey meat is no different than eating any of the meats that we more commonly consume. It ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not always.: The importance of cooking chicken adequately cannot be understated. Salmonella and/or Campylobacter were present in 66% of chicken samples in one stud... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Colitis: colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. There are hundreds of potential reasons for colitis, with ulcerative colitis (UC) being one ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Lesuride: Is an antipsychotic drug used for schizophrenia and depression in Europe and Japan. It has not been approved for use in the US, Canada, or Australia. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Chronic GERD: It is not unusual for patients to require long term medicine to get GERD symptoms under control and then to maintain that remission of symptoms. Many ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probably ok: There is probably nothing to be concerned about, but you should see your doctor to look at all of the results, not just the ones that are high. Furth... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No dependency.: if you decide to take probiotics,your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual cl... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Helicobacter pylori : H pylori does not actually live in the acid environment of the stomach, rather it lives in the mucus layer on the surface of the stomach itself. Insid... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probably.: Research has shown that 1-2 cups of coffee per day can be useful in various types of liver inflammation. I feel that you are doing your liver more of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Pancreatitis: pancreatitis is a term for inflammation of the pancreas. It is a fairly common problem, and can be severe and even life-threatening at times. The most... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: yes, the effect of taking one Dulcolax tablets usually does not last longer than one day. You should be fine. If you are still having frequent bowel m... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not recommended.: potassium supplements in general do not have any beneficial effects, unless you are diagnosed with low potassium, in which case supplements may be nec... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
You can, but…: The Asian flush, as you term it , is caused by an enzyme which makes you metabolize alcohol into acetaldehyde. Since this is a genetic issue, Pepcid a... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Iron deficiency: I don't know quite what you mean by "functional", but in general, iron deficiency is not a problem unless it results in symptomatic anemia. The actual... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Rectal cancer: There are many factors to consider to determine the prognosis of stage IV rectal cancer. The age at diagnosis, sex, race, grade of the tumor, known me... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gagging.: Sometimes severe coughing can initiate a gag reflex, which can't even result in vomiting at times. The key is to figure out what is causing the cough ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No.: An upper endoscopy will look at your esophagus, stomach, and the first part of your small intestines. It is not possible to look at the liver by uppe... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Of course.: this is a good sign that you need to quit smoking! If you're only 23 and you are already having these issues, it is obviously affecting your lungs in... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Possible, but…: it is unlikely, but of course theoretically possible that you could be pregnant. The symptoms you're having, however, are not due to pregnancy. There ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Ask your oncologist : The answer to this depends on many factors, most particularly how aggressive the tumor is and how well the oncologist expects it to respond to the pla... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No benefit: It really doesn't matter how long you take Chlorella, because there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness for prevention or treating ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No concern: Unless the stool is red like blood, black like tar, or completely colorless, the color is usually of little concern. Green stool or green coloration t... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Cirrhosis : what to take for a fever in a cirrhosis patient depends on the amount of liver function left. This is a discussion that needs to occur with the patien... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: Whenever someone is 24 and gradually loses the ability to walk normally, it needs evaluation. You should see your doctor or a neurologist ASAP. Good l... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Fiber cereals: yes, fiber is necessary for the diet, but in some people can produce excess bloating. The key is to find a particular cereal or product that your bod... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probiotics: Most people don't need probiotics after taking a course of antibiotics, since the normal bacterial flora of the gut repopulates rapidly after stopping... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Bleeding.: IBS does not include bleeding. The bloody mucus indicate something different. You need to see your gastroenterologist and perhaps have some tests done... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Depends: It's difficult to tell whether you should see your doctor or not with the limited amount of information that we have here. I would say that if your pa... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probably not.: Because you are in a low-risk category, further testing is probably not necessary. It is theoretically possible, however, that a hepatitis C infection... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
H pylori: Helicobacter pylori is an infection of the stomach and should be treated if present with a 1 to 2 week course of antibiotics. A lax LES could be evide... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Phentermine : After having had gastric surgery for weight loss, a decision to also add in phentermine would need to be made only after careful evaluation of your me... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: If there is no visible evidence of a bulge, then an inguinal hernia can only be diagnosed by physical exam or by certain x-rays, such as a CAT scan. I... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not unusual.: It is not unusual to have urgent bowel movements after meals that are high in fatty content. However, what is unusual is to have a change in bowel hab... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
? IBS: The symptoms you're describing may be consistent with your irritable bowel syndrome, although other problems could be present also. Because of the bla... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Unlikely: If your doctor has done tests to consider gallbladder disease, he or she has likely already done blood tests to utilize the liver function and/or an ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Dr. Seibert is a highly knowledgeable doctor who is compassionate and kind. He's known nationally- and for good reason. I would definitely agree to send any family member to him for GI problems. An ou...Read More
Nov 29, 2014
Dr. Seibert is a very knowledgeable and compassionate doctor who gives practical and sensible advice. I enjoy reading his answers. Highly recommended,
May 27, 2015
I endorse Dr. Seibert. He is clearly extremely knowledgeable about Gastroenterology. He is providing an excellent service to the public via HealthTap.
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you Dr Seibert for your response. My girlfriend is freaking out about the sudden cessation of her discharges and said she was supposed to be having tenderness of ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the timetable. My doctor isn't communicating with me on my stomach issues. ER x2, severe dehydration and pain plus gas. I had to call HER and ask for med Dexi...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I was given 500mg of Flagyl for 7 days at 3 times per day. The first hour I began taking it I started feeling better. I feel like my energy is returning. My weight has a...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL
Completed 1989

Awards

Top Gastroenterologist, Georgia, HealthTap, Fall 2014
Top Gastroenterologist, 2nd in nation, HealthTap, Fall 2014
Top Doctor, Georgia, 5th Statewide, HealthTap Fall 2014

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.8
201 ratings

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