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Dr. Ira Schmelkin, MD

Gastroenterology*
5.0 (3)
Map Pin Small Westfield, MA
Accepting new patients
40 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Ira Schmelkin, MD

Dr. Ira Schmelkin, MD is a Gastroenterology Specialist in Westfield, MA. They specialize in Gastroenterology, has 40 years of experience, and is board certified in Gastroenterology. They graduated from New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo and is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center and Baystate Noble Hospital. Dr. Schmelkin, completed a residency at Mount Sinai Hospital. Patients rated Dr. Schmelkin an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Schmelkin works at Baystate Health Gastroenterology in Westfield, MA. They frequently treat conditions like Constipation, Vomiting Disorders and Nausea along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accept Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Dr. Schmelkin's Office Locations

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    Baystate Gastroenterology - Westfield
    115 W Silver St Fl 2, Westfield, MA 01085 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (413) 572-6069

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  • Baystate Medical Center
  • Baystate Noble Hospital

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Nausea
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Dysphagia
Hemorrhoids
Indigestion
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
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Duodenitis
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Hepatitis C
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Reflux Esophagitis
Retroperitoneum Cancer
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Ulcerative Colitis
Unexplained Weight Loss
Urinary Incontinence
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
Vitamin_Deficiency
Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
Duodenal Polypectomy
Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Manometry
Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
Rigid Proctosigmoidoscopy
Acute Gastritis
Adult Failure to Thrive
Alcoholic Gastritis
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Gastroptosis
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Peptic Ulcer
Pouchitis
Primary Biliary Cholangitis
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Rectal Prolapse
Rectal Ulcer
Salmonella Food Poisoning
Sclerosing Mesenteritis
Splenomegaly
Stomal Ulcer
Thrush
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Viral Hepatitis
Colon Cancer Screening
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Gallbladder Scan
Hepatitis A Screening
Hepatitis B Virus Screening
Hepatitis C Virus Screening
Hepatitis Screening
Immunization Administration
Impedance Testing
Instrumental Diagnostic Evaluation for Dysphagia
Liver Biopsy
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Ultrasound
VAP Lipid Testing
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    About Dr. Ira Schmelkin, MD

    Specialties*
    • Gastroenterology

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    Years of Experience
    • 40 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1699746602
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency
    Internship
    • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • New York State U, School of Medicine - Buffalo
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
    Board Certifications
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    Dr. Ira Schmelkin, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Schmelkin is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Schmelkin has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Schmelkin works at Baystate Health Gastroenterology in Westfield, MA. View the full address on Dr. Schmelkin’s profile.

    Dr. Schmelkin has seen patients for Constipation, Vomiting Disorders and Nausea, and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Schmelkin on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    3 patients have reviewed Dr. Schmelkin. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Schmelkin.

    Whether a person prefers to schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Dr. Schmelkin, there are benefits to both methods. A person calling to schedule an with Dr. Schmelkin appointment can ask questions about the practice, provider availability, conditions treated, procedures performed, and if their insurance carrier is accepted. While online scheduling is quicker, easier, allows one to view a wide range of appointment times, and may provide the ability to sync with a personal calendar.

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