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Dr. Andrew Seibert

Primary Care, Gastroenterology
GA
35 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

Doctor Q&A

2.5K Answers
13K Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Not sure.: If the room is dark when this is happening, this may be normal. However, are you on any medications which may cause pupil dilation? If it persists, th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No: Alcohol is a neurotoxin. Usually, its bad effects on the brain can mostly be ignored. When we have damage to our brain such as during a concussion, e... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
You can, but...: Carbonated soft drinks are acidic and contain caffeine, so they are bad at causing reflux from several points of view. If you were having reflux bad e... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Anal Fissure?: If you are referring to a sharp pain at your anus when passing a bowel movement, you may be experiencing an anal fissure, which is a small tear in the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: It is absolutely safe. It is just natural fiber, and it is good for your bowels. If you do this, be sure to drink lots of liquids with it also. It is ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Diverticula: An esophageal diverticulum is a small Outpouching of the lining of the esophagus. Most of the time it is of little consequence. Unless they tell you y... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
See your doctor.: This question is so broad that it is impossible to narrow down a cause. If you are having pain that you ae unable to problem solve, see your doctor fo... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Within weeks: If you're not getting significant relief within two weeks, see your prescribing physician for followup.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Not likely: These symptoms are more likely due to reflux rather than h. Pylori. Try an otc antacid. If not successful, see your doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Stop eating it?: No, more seriously. It comes down to whether or not you are getting sick because it is a high-fat snack or whether you may be lactose intolerant. If y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Abdominal tenderness: Whenever you have tenderness in the abdomen to touch, it is a wise idea to see your doctor to be evaluated. It may turn out to be nothing, but that is... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Treat H. pylori.: See your doc to treat the H. pylori. A gluten free diet will not help and is completely unnecessary. Good luck.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
It usually doesn't: It would be a good idea to cut back on the fatty foods and add fiber to your diet, to improve the constipation, though. Fruits/veggies and whole grain... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
It's always possible: ...If she has had intercourse, especially unprotected. Has she missed a period? Consider a home pregnancy test.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Yes: Yes, you need a pregnancy test. Either way, you should see your ob/gyn.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Try increasing fiber: If no blood in your stool, try gradually increasing your fiber intake first. If not better in two months, see your doctor.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Call your G.I. doc: An upper endoscopy should not be painful, and there should not be any lasting pain afterwards either. If you are having pain, call the doctor or go to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Probably GERD: Your symptoms are probably due to acid reflux. If you avoid the precipitating factors, and try over-the-counter antacids for a few weeks, it might com... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Diarrhea: Most of the time, diarrhea is not caused by eating particular combinations of food. It may be caused by spoiled food, infections, or inflammatory proc... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Liver failure : When a patient has liver failure, it is helpful to decrease protein intake. This will help limit the build up of toxic waste products. Decreasing salt... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No: spinach is a very healthy vegetable, and it certainly provides quite a bit of fiber for your bowels. I personally eat at least that much a week. Enjoy... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Hematemesis: From the little amount of detail here, it is impossible to make a diagnosis of why you're vomiting, but anytime one throws up blood, it is important t... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Frequent belching: frequent belching may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease. You might consider trying antacids, such as Tums, (calcium carbonate) the next tim... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Not unusual.: it is rather common to be able to feel a pulse in the abdomen, especially if you press down hard and if you are thin. Unless you are having symptoms s... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Plastic surgeon: If you have excess skin around your stomach because of massive weight loss, your best bet is to visit a plastic surgeon. It is possible to remove some... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No: stomach acid is a normal secretion of the body, which aids in digesting food. It does not cause diarrhea. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Dates: Not me, but they do give some people diarrhea. If they do, you should illuminate them from your diet, or at least cut back. Good luck.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
The small intestines: An upper endoscopy can reach to the second portion of the duodenum, or the small intestine, and a colonoscopy at best can reach up into the end of the... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Endoscopy.: Patients are not allowed to eat immediately after an endoscopy because their throat has been numbed with anesthetic which would make swallowing potent... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Ask your doctor.: You will be getting anesthesia during your procedure, so the timing of your stopping your pain medications really depends mostly on what time your pro... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Stomach bulge.: In most instances, a stomach bulge is a sign of excess weight. It is impossible to "spot lose" fat, so the real answer is a good longterm diet plan. Y... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
I guess, but…: I guess it is possible, since the sense of smell is subjective. I've never heard of anyone describing that smell as sweet though. It doesn't indicate ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Probably safe.: Although i would check to see if the multivitamin has those ingredients in it also. If it does, then i would not duplicate.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Gastric ulcers: The only way to tell for sure is to have a gastroenterologist look inside your stomach. But you can have a good idea if you have a return of whatever ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Low blood sugar?: Not sure if this is the answer, so I have a speculating, but based on your story, perhaps your blood sugar is dropping too low after eating breakfast.... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Excessive salt.: If you eat an excessively salty meal, that is not an overdose of salt, but it is definitely more salt than is usually healthy. The way to deal with th... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Avoid fasting.: The real question is, not which foods to avoid during a fast, but whether fasting itself is a good idea. The colon does not benefit from juice cleanse... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Not clear.: If these symptoms have been going on for months, you could have irritable bowel syndrome, but other diagnoses are possible. Try increasing your fiber... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
This is so rare,...: that you should have a referral to a tertiary care center, to have an expert reviewing your care. If they concur that you should never have an x-ray,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
A good diet.: For best digestion, you should have a well-rounded diet, relatively low and bad fats, and high in fiber. Lots of fluids is important. The Mediterranea... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Prevention: The most important steps to preventing an upset stomach occur the night before. Of course, limiting alcohol is helpful. Assuming that did not occur, t... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
No: Weight and the frequency of bowel movements are independent factors. You can have constipation and be either thin or obese.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
See your doctor ASAP: whenever a 46yo person has a new pain in the chest or shoulders it needs to be evaluated promptly to determine its source. Occasionally, serious issue... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Liver and diet: What you should eat if you have liver disease mostly depends on how severe the disease is. With mild disease, you can eat just about anything. If it i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Don't worry.: This time you will be OK. You need to be careful about how you are taking your medications in the future, however. Good luck
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Go to ER: If your symptoms are severe enough to cause you disorientation, I believe that you should see a doctor immediately. You should probably go to the emer... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Should be OK.: As a one time thing, this will probably not hurt him. More importantly, why did you take this large dose? Was this a suicide attempt? If so, he needs ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
See your doctor.: There can be many causes of pain in the right lower portion of the abdomen, and some of them, such as appendicitis can be surgical emergencies. You sh... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Is it a belly laugh?: However , if somebody were holding your upper arm it might be even more humerus...
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Not sure: A posterior pelvic complex cystic mass in a 65-year-old woman can have many potential causes. This needs to be checked out to find the actual cause an... Read More

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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.
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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

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