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Steven E. Fern, D.O.

Dr. Steve Fern, GastroenterologistDr. Steve Fern was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and did his undergraduate work at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. He is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and is Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

Dr. Fern is a Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists and is active in the teaching programs of several medical schools. He has lectured extensively on several GI topics locally, nationally and abroad. He remains passionate about teaching other physicians and health care providers about colon cancer, colon cancer screening, performance of a quality colonoscopy, as well as, wireless capsule endoscopy. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. He is the President of the Saint Louis Capsule Endoscopy Club.

Dr. Fern cares for adults with gastrointestinal disorders with an emphasis on colon cancer screening, GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), including Barrett’s esophagus, and the care and treatment of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. His special interests include liver disease (including the treatment of patients with Hepatitis C), and esophageal motility disorders. He has expertise in wireless capsule endoscopy, an endoscopic examination of the small intestine, as well as SmartPill GI motility testing.

Dr. Fern is married with three children. His leisure time activities include golf, reading and attending sporting and cultural events. Although hardly a chef his most favorite TV shows in include such foody shows as Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef and Top Chef. He has rediscovered his love for running and competes in marathon and half-marathon races around the country.

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:

University of Dayton
Dayton, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medicine, May 1983

MEDICAL EDUCATION:

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Biddeford, Maine
Doctor of Osteopathy, June 1989

INTERNSHIP:

Metropolitan Medical Center
St. Louis, Missouri
July 1, 1989 – June 30, 1990

RESIDENCY IN INTERNAL MEDICINE:

Deaconess Medical Center
Saint Louis, Missouri
July 1, 1990 – June 30, 1993

FELLOWSHIP IN GASTROENTEROLOGY:

Botsford General Hospital
Farmington Hills, Michigan
July 1, 1993 – June 30, 1995

EMPLOYMENT RECORD:

MultiCare Medical Group
12277 DePaul Drive, Suite 404
Bridgeton, Missouri 63004
(314) 770-1000
August 1,1995 – December 24, 1998

Saint Louis Medical Clinic
3009 North Ballas Road, Suite 100B
(314) 432-1111
January 11, 1999 – May 31, 2003

Specialists In Gastroenterology
11525 Olde Cabin Road
Creve Coeur, Missouri 63141
June 1, 2003 – Present

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Osteopathic Internal Medicine
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, 1993
Board Certified in Gastroenterology, 1996
Certificate Number – 1379
Diplomate National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners
Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists, 2000

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

American Osteopathic Association
American College of Osteopathic Internists
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Saint Louis Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons
Saint Louis Endoscopy Society
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterology Association