Dr. Erin Barth comes to Associates in Digestive Health from her most recent appointment at Kaiser Permanente in North California. She was in private practice in Phoenix and served eight years as a physician for the USAF. Dr. Barth is known for being patient and a good listener, which has earned her a high rating with patients. Her special interest is Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr. Christopher Fernandez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and received his Medical Degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez moved to Michigan for his residency at the University of Michigan Hospital and completed his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the Henry Ford Hospital. He has extensive training in Inflammatory Bowel Disease management with an emphasis on Colon Cancer surveillance in at-risk demographics.
A native Floridian, Dr. Frank graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in biology. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, he completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Miami - Jackson Memorial Hospital as well as a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of South Florida – Tampa General Hospital.
Dr. H. Scott Harris returned to Fort Myers in 1988 when he joined The Clinic for Digestive Diseases and Endoscopy, and is a founding physician for Associates in Digestive Health. He is actively involved in numerous patient advocacy issues and serves on instrumental hospital boards. He has been voted a “Best Doctor in United States” in consecutive years. Dr. Harris enjoys golf, boating, and traveling to mountains of North Carolina. He is a graduate of Ft. Myers High School and the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Dr. William Keith arrived in Fort Myers in 1991 when he joined The Clinic for Digestive Diseases, and is a founding physician for Associates in Digestive Health. He is actively involved in numerous patient initiatives and has special interest in reflux and swallowing disorders as well as primary and secondary prevention of colon cancer. He was the first doctor in Lee County to perform endoscopic treatment for reflux including the bard endocinch as well as the stretta procedure.
Dr. Brian Rajca joined Associates in Digestive Health in July of 2015. Originally from Chicago, he and his family relocated to Florida to complete his Post-Graduate training and enjoy the warmer weather. During his Post- Graduate training, he was recognized with several awards for Resident Education and for providing excellent clinical care. After completing his Residency and Fellowship at the University of Florida, he completed a one-year Fellowship in advanced and therapeutic endoscopy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Bradley Trope, originally from South Africa, received his gastroenterology training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Trope relocated to Southwest Florida in July 2005, when he joined Associates in Digestive Health. Dr. Trope uses an integrative gastroenterology approach to treat his patients’ digestive symptoms and conditions with the best evidence-based practices that enhance conventional care. His goal is for his patients to achieve optimal digestive health and wellness as well as help them with disease prevention.
Dr. Weissblatt recently relocated with his family to Lee County, from New York City, where he served as the Associate Program Director of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital. Dr. Weissblatt is dedicated to providing compassionate delivery of the most up-to-date and best practices in his field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Weissblatt focuses on a wide array of conditions and preventive health concerns including Colon Cancer prevention, GERD, Abdominal Pain, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Gluten-Sensitive Enteropathy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, and Fatty Liver. He is conveniently providing care to both our Cape Coral and Fort Myers office locations and is dedicated to providing superior, expedited, and compassionate Gastrointestinal care to our community.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Michigan with Bachelor of Science degrees in both economics and psychology, Dr. Patel went on to receive his medical degree from the Windsor University School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Richmond University Medical Center in Staten Island, N.Y., where he was named chief resident. Dr. Patel completed his fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.