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Dr. Gacad Announces Retirement

Dr. Gacad Announces Retirement

August 11, 2021

The following is a letter from Dr. Gacad to his patients.

Dear Patient,

This letter is to inform you that I will be retiring from The Gastroenterology Group end of September of this year.

My last day in the office will be September 28, 2021, and as I’m sure you are aware, I leave three highly reputable colleagues who will take over your care so there is no need to transfer your gastroenterology care. Please rest assured and feel confident to continue your care with the remaining physicians and Nurse Practitioners of the group.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

It has been my privilege to participate in providing your care and I wish you good health, happiness, and prosperity.

With warm regards,
Reynaldo Gacad, MD


The Gastroenterology Group and the Digestive Health Center Welcome Dr. Alexander Pontikos

The Gastroenterology Group and the Digestive Health Center Welcome Dr. Alexander Pontikos

July 12, 2021

The physicians and staff of The Gastroenterology Group and the Digestive Health Center are pleased to welcome Dr. Alexander Pontikos.

Alexander Pontikos M.D. specializes in treating gastrointestinal disorders. He is particularly skilled in colorectal cancer screening and surveillance, therapeutic, diagnostic, and capsule endoscopy, and managing gastrointestinal reflux disorders/Barrett’s esophagus, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and hepatobiliary disease.

Dr. Pontikos obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Buffalo in New York and earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency in Louisville, Kentucky and specialized in Gastroenterology after completing his fellowship at Metrohealth Medical Center, in affiliation with Case Western Reserve University. He was selected as Chief Fellow during his final year of training.

Dr. Pontikos shares two young children with his wife, Dr. Lauren Pontikos, a local pediatrician. He enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, including camping, hiking, and boating. He is an avid sports fan and supporter of the arts.

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Alexander Pontikos to our practice!


New Nurse Practitioner Added to TGG

New Nurse Practitioner Added to TGG

February 16, 2021

The Gastroenterolgy Group would like to announce the addition of a new Nurse Practitioner, Jill Ververka, APRN-CNP who is accepting new patients. Call our office to schedule an appointment.