All physicians and medical practices operate under some philosophy, whether they plan to or not. At North Shore Gastroenterology Associates, P.C. our philosophy is to put our patients first, provide physical and emotional comfort,and strive for the best care possible. Our physicians practice a team oriented approach to each individual patient’s care, starting with the Medical Assistants. Medical Assistants are often the first line of contact between each individual patient and the Physicians; they are proficient in documenting medical history, explaining different disorders, diseases and treatments prescribed by your physician. After your initial interview with one of our Medical Assistants, your Physician will perform their own evaluation, and then finally hold a group meeting with the patient and family as necessary. If you require continued treatment with a gastroenterologist, we will work closely with your primary care physician to provide the best treatment plan for you.