FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS,
FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
FELLOW AMERICAN COLLEGE PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVES,
FELLOW AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGY ASSOCIATION,
FELLOW AMERICAN SOCIETY OF GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
BOARD CERTIFIED IN INTERNAL MEDICINE &
MEDICAL SCHOOL FACULTY/TEACHING/PRACTICE
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Perry Hookman MD is Board Certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He also holds a Masters Degree in Health Administration and is Board Certified in Medical Management. Dr. Hookman has
authored/coauthored over 40 publications in the Peer-Reviewed Medical Literature.
Internal Medicine includes the Diagnosis and Treatment of medical problems such as Hypertension, Cardiovascular [Heart & Blood Vessels], Pulmonary [Lung] and Blood & Metabolic Diseases such as Anemia, Diabetes and other Endocrine and Systemic manifestations of Immune Diseases, Cancers, and Dermatologic-Skin Disorders plus Neurologic symptoms.
Gastroenterology is the practice of Medicine devoted to patients with Digestive Diseases. Gastroenterology encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of Stomach and Intestinal disorders-such as heartburn and ulcers, as well as Intestinal Inflammatory Diseases such as Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease. Other Abdominal disorders diagnosed and treated by a Gastroenterologist includes Gall bladder, Pancreatic and Liver Diseases- such as Gall stones, Pancreatitis, Hepatitis and also Non-Alcoholic Steato-Hepatitis and Cirrhosis.
The Practice of Gastroenterology also includes performing Gastrointestinal Endoscopic procedures such as Esophagoscopy, Gastroscopy, Duodenoscopy [Esophago-Gastro-Duodenoscopy- EGD] plus Colonoscopy-the Endoscopic examination of the Colon. Related Endoscopic surgical procedures such as Intestinal and Colon Polyp Biopsy and Removal [Polypectomy] and Endoscopic Biliary and Pancreatic Procedures such as Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography [ERCP] are also included in the field of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Hookman has been in private practice for more than 25 years and is a member of a Medical School Faculty. He is a teacher to other Physicians, Interns and Residents in Internal Medicine and also in Gastroenterology.