Gastroenterology & Digestive Disorders Team

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    Ross Heil, DO

    Gastroenterologist
    Specialty: Gastroenterology

    Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology
    1615 Winsted Drive, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-537-1625


    Goshen Surgery Center
    1605 Winsted Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4730

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    Biography

    Ross A. Heil, DO, is a gastroenterologist who provides medical care at Goshen Physicians | Gastroenterology. He uses the latest therapies and newest technologies that are grounded in the medical literature to treat upper and lower gastrointestinal structural and functional issues. He also focuses on preventive gastrointestinal medicine and performs screening colonoscopies. When not caring for his patients, Dr. Heil enjoys water and snow skiing, camping, canoeing and spending time with his wife and three young boys on Lake Wawasee.

    Philosophy of Care

    Dr. Heil focuses his care on structural and functional gastrointestinal disorders and is proactive in diagnosing and treating lifelong gastrointestinal conditions. His broad approach incorporates wellness with ongoing care through the patient’s primary care physician. His integration ensures that meaningful treatment occurs with every patient he serves.

    Clinical Interest

    Dr. Heil treats a wide variety of general gastrointestinal conditions such as irritable bowel disorders along with other functional and structural disorders of both upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. He has an interest in GERD and related complications of GERD such as Barrett’s esophagus and peptic strictures. He does perform esophageal manometry along with pH testing for esophageal symptoms. He provides screening colonoscopies to protect patients from colon cancer. He follows and treats complications of liver cirrhosis and Hepatitis C by using newly discovered methodology and treatments. He treats inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis.

    Research Interest

    Dr. Heil is the chair of Gastroenterology for Goshen Health and is leading the implementation of quality metrics in endoscopy. His pursuit of high standards in the nationally recognized adenoma detection rate for colon cancer screening has produced an exceptional adenoma detection rate for him and his patients. The adenoma detection rate correlates with how well each endoscopist protects their patient from colon cancer. Dr. Heil has undertaken research involving ulcerative colitis at Mayo Clinic. At Indiana University School of Medicine, he investigated symptom presentation of hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes as well as transient ischemic attacks. At St. John Providence Health System, his research involved finding access to exercise facilities and healthy food choices in the under-served population to control metabolic syndrome.

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    Sadat Rashid, MD

    Clinical and Interventional Gastroenterologist
    Specialty: Interventional Gastroenterology

    Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology
    1615 Winsted Drive, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-537-1625


    Goshen Surgery Center
    1605 Winsted Dr, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-364-4730

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    Biography

    Sadat Rashid, MD, provides comprehensive gastroenterological services for patients with digestive and liver disorders. Dr. Rashid specializes in gastrointestinal oncology and advanced interventional endoscopic procedures. He is specially trained in the advanced techniques to diagnose, stage and treat diseases of the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver, small intestine and colon. Dr. Rashid has extensive experience with diagnostic and interventional endoscopic techniques to diagnose certain diseases of the gastrointestinal system. He performs various endoscopic procedures to remove diseased tissue from the digestive tract, including endoscopic resections, colonoscopies and radiofrequency ablations. He also is trained in advanced therapies, such as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement.

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    Melissa Larson, MSN, RN, FNP-C

    Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Gastroenterology

    Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology
    1615 Winsted Drive, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-537-1625

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    Amy Pointon, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP-BC

    Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner
    Specialty: Gastroenterology

    Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology
    1615 Winsted Drive, Goshen, IN 46526 Directions

    574-537-1625

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    Biography

    Amy Pointon, MSN, RN, CNS, FNP-BC, is a board certified family nurse practitioner at Goshen Physicians Gastroenterology. Starting out as an adult clinical nurse specialist with specialized training in diabetes management, Amy continued her education to become a board certified family nurse practitioner.

    Philosophy of Care

    Amy strives to offer a holistic approach to individualized patient care, encouraging her patients to be a part of the medical decision-making process in order to meet their unique healthcare needs. She believes education is an integral part of overall healthcare and pursues every opportunity she can to facilitate learning and provider-patient collaboration.

    Clinical Interest

    As a hospitalist nurse practitioner, Amy spent the last several years in hospital medicine, treating patients with complex illnesses. Amy also has experience in family practice and remains interested in providing wellness care while dedicating much of her time to the treatment of patients with chronic conditions. Amy is passionate about healthcare education and focuses on providing optimal learning conditions for the treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.

    Research Interest

    Amy continues to pursue more in-depth ways of understanding a variety of health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and others and strives always to remain true to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners that provides extensive guidelines for appropriate treatment. She is board certified through American Nurses Credentialing Center