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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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2.1K Answers
11K Agrees
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No, but ...: Your platelets do not seem to be a big concern, but a hemoglobinof 9.7 indicates a fairly significant anemia. It would be important to see your doctor... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It's not easy!: If it were easy to lose weight, the weight-loss industry would not be a multibillion-dollar industry. The only way that works is long-term changes in ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
"Waist" of time!: wearing tight corsets does not shape your body when you're not actually wearing the corset. Your body fat percentage will remain the same, and there m... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Meditation: Hours before an exam would not be a good time to take medications for anxiety. Meditation has been showed to be effective for handling anxiety, can b... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: if you're having bleeding in your stooland are feeling weak and tired, you should be seen by your doctor to be evaluated. You will need to have your b... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Left side: Multiple studies have demonstrated that sleeping on the right side produces more acid reflux. Left is best!
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Wear it proudly!: there is nothing necessarily wrong with having white hair. It is just something different from other people, making you unique in a way. If it truly b... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: Luvox (fluvoxamine) has been reported to produce hallucinations rarely. If you have them, contact the doctor who prescribed it for you immediately. Go... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Hepatitis C: Good news! Hepatitis C therapy has undergone dramatic changes in the last year. There is now medication which can cure the disease in over 90% of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Depends.: The answer depends mostly on how much of the liver was removed and whether the remaining liver has underlying liver disease, such as viral hepatitis. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Upper endoscopy: It is not normal to have pain for days after an upper endoscopy. Not sure what was done during the procedure, but I would recommend calling the Doctor... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will pr... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Lymph nodes: Yes, you should check them, but only as part of a routine physical exam. The most obvious places to look for lymph nodes are in the front of the neck,... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: If this has been happening repeatedly, a visit to your doctor would be useful. They can examine your nose and perhaps do a blood test to check your bl... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probably fine: Usually lumps should be checked out. If you have had a specific lump for 15 years and it has not changed in character or size, it is probably OK. If y... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Probably not: H. Pylori infection by itself doesn't cause pain, unless you have developed an ulcer. If your pain is persistent, you should return to your doctor f... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Emergency room: There is not enough detail here to know for sure, but anytime someone has the acute on the set of unusual symptoms, it is good to be evaluated promptl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: If your period is that late and you have not had any sexual contact, you would be best to see your OB/GYN for a check up. Good luck.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: The two most likely causes of your bleeding are hemorrhoids or anal fissure. You need to have an exam to sort this out, so that you can begin treatmen... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Very good.: The overall success of liver transplants depends on many factors, most notably the health of the patient, the reason for the liver failure, and the pa... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Go to the ER: I can't tell your age from this question, but the kind of pain that you are describing is possibly related to the heart. It needs to be checked out im... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Chest tightness: Hi. Did this chest tightness begin recently? Whenever we hear about new onset of chest tightness our first concern is to rule out the possibility that... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See your doctor.: When there are conflicting results like this, the best advice is to have a blood test performed, which is much more accurate. You should make an appoi... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Low risk.: If the parts were not piercing your skin, the chances of contracting HIV arevery minimal. Hope that helps.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Travelers diarrhea: Diarrhea and abdominal cramping is not uncommon after a trip to Costa Rica. It usually will resolve spontaneously, but if it is getting worse or if it... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Almost none. : It would be very unlikely to have gastric cancer in this setting. Unless you had Barrett's Esophagus or some other potential pre-cancerous problem, y... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
"acute gastritis": If you are having multiple episodes of symptoms that are being labeled "acute gastritis", you need to have some tests donea to determine what is actua... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Nausea.: There are many potential causes of nausea. Without more detail, it is hard to sort it out for you. You could try over-the-counter Zantac as needed, b... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Yes: It is OK to split a Tagamet asplit a Tagamet tablet.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Possibly: There is no expiration point for cocaine compounds in your hair. They stay there until you cut the hair. Having said that, an infrequent user would ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not likely: There is no established evidence that red palm oil does any good at all for any kind of gastric problem. I would not recommend it. If you have not yet... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Can you clarify?: Do you mean at the anus or on your abdomen?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Go to the ER!: Although there could be many possible causes of these symptoms, at age 44 the one that worries us the most is heart disease. Because that is so import... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It can, but...: ...There are a lot of organs on that side of the abdomen, including the liver, gallbladder, and a kidney. If you're having persistent pain/swelling t... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Very common.: Cramping after eating is a common symptom, particularly among those with ibs. It can be intermittent, but often responds to increasing the amount of f... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No standard workup.: Work up of this type of pain can only be determined after a detailed history and physical exam and a review of any other tests which have already been... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: It is not normal to have persistent bleeding followed by diarrhea after surgery. I would return to your physician or surgeon to discuss it.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Try adding fiber: Often, adding fiber to the diet will help these kind of symptoms. A bowl of a fiber cereal daily, or even adding a fiber supplement such as Metamucil ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Let her rip!: Flatulence happens naturally. All you have to do is let it go. Good luck.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Depends.: Surgery for gerd certainly can help symptoms, but as with any surgery, there can be complications and long-term side effects. Currently, surgery is re... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No, but...: ... When you vomited, it is very possible that the acid irritated your esophagus. So if you are feeling heartburn symptoms now, it could be due to the... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Acid reflux: Pizza is notorious for causing acid reflux. If the reflux irritates the lining of the esophagus severely enough, you will continue to feel acid reflu... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
No: Supplements will not cause you to grow taller. That is mostly genetically determined. Eating a varied healthy diet gives you your best chance to maxim... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Ask your oncologist: My impression is that it does not sound as though it would help, and whenever someone has had recent chemotherapy, it is important to discuss it with ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
See if position.: Normally I would say that you are OK to watch and see how things go, but since you are on warfarin, you need to be more proactive. I would go to an u... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Not necessary: Unless shown to have a vitamin deficiency, most people in the United States do not benefit from taking a multivitamin, anti-stress or not. Hope that h... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Fibroids: Fibroids will not keep you from being able to have an abortion if you so desire one, it will just make it more complicated. It may be that a medical ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Go to the ER!: Appendicitis does not always show every symptom. It is important to diagnose it early if it is there. You should go to the emergency room immediately.... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
It depends : Usually treating the H pylori does not make symptoms improve. What it will do is help either the gastritis or the ulcer to heal, which can improve sym... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 37 years experience
Anal fissure : Although of course it is possible, the vast majority of anal fissures never turned into an abscess or fistula, especially when treated early. I would ... 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.
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

4.8
201 ratings

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May 31, 2022 Ringgold, GA
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Sep 30, 2019 Homs Governorate
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Sep 17, 2019
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