St. Luke's University Health Network

Gastroenterology Specialists

St. Luke's Gastroenterology Specialists

Location

St. Luke's University Hospital - Bethlehem*
Doctors' Pavilion
701 Ostrum Street
Suite 601
Bethlehem, PA 18015
484-526-6545 (phone)
484-526-6546 (fax)

Lehigh Valley Professional Center^
2571 Baglyos Circle, Suite B-29
Easton, PA 18020
610-252-2222

Hillcrest Professional Plaza^
755 Memorial Parkway, Suite 114
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
908-387-8484

St. Luke’s Miners Campus*
360 West Ruddle Street, 4th Floor
Coaldale, PA 18218
570-645-1655

*Appointments available with Drs. Matin, Geme and Chaput
^Appointments available with Dr. Kaza

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Conditions and Services

St. Luke’s Gastroenterology Specialists are committed to caring for your digestive health needs. When you are suffering from a digestive health issue or need testing completed to protect your health, your doctor may recommend an appointment with a gastroenterologist (digestive health specialist).

The expertise of our specialists’ combined with our focus on each patient provides the high level of quality care you deserve when you need gastroenterology care.

Our team provides testing and treatment for your digestive health needs, whether routine or complex, and always deliver personal attention to you and provide follow up
Gastroenterology services include treatment for:

  • Colon cancer screening and prevention
  • Diagnosis of cancers of the digestive tract
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Constipation
  • Swallowing difficulties
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Persistant heartburn, indigestion and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux)
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Liver problems
  • Celiac disease
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Viral hepatitis 
 At St. Luke’s Gastroenterology Specialists we are committed to giving you the time and attention you need at every visit, every time by offering prompt, unrushed appointments.

Appointments

Please call the number of the office location at which you wish to schedule your appointment. Please give us your name and the reason for your call, and we will schedule an appropriate amount of time for your care.

Emergencies

Our office provides 24-hour coverage for emergencies. If you have an emergency that arises during the day, please call our office immediately. Please provide your name and a description of the emergency. If an emergency arises at night or during the weekend, please call our office number and the physician on-call will be contacted. You can reach our office by calling 484-526-6545. If you believe any delay in medical attention could result in a life-threatening situation, please go immediately to the nearest emergency room for treatment and notify our office as soon as you are able.

 

Insurances/Referrals

As your gastroenterology specialty practice, we will coordinate your specialty care in this area. We will refer you to another specialist for treatment when medically necessary and continue to coordinate your specialty care with the consulting doctor. We require two business days for referrals.

If your insurance plan requires a prior written referral to see a specialist, you will be responsible for all fees if you access specialty care without the referral.

We are not able to issue retroactive referrals for care already rendered. If you have any questions regarding referrals, please call our office and we will be happy to help you.

Our office accepts most major insurance plans. Please check with our office for the list of plans in which we participate. Co-payments are not billable and therefore are due at the time of the office visit. Payments are accepted in cash, personal check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover Card.

About our Doctors

Matin Ayaz Matin, MD
  • Received medical degree from The Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan
  • Completed residency in Internal Medicine at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Completed fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Hahnemann University Hospital/Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Completed an advanced Endoscopy Fellowship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, New York
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Published in multiple gastroenterology journals and presents nationally at GI conferences and meetings

More about Dr. Matin

Berhanu Geme, MD

Berhanu Geme, MD

  • Received medical degree from Jimma University School of Medicine in Jimma, Ethiopia
  • Completed residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital/New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York where he served as Chief Resident 
  • Completed fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (Elmhurst Program) in Elmhurst, New York
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Published in multiple gastroenterology journals and presents nationally at GI conferences and meetings

More about Dr. Geme

 

 Kimberly Jegel Chaput, DO

  • Received medical degree from Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA
  • Completed residency of Internal Medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and served as Chief Resident
  • Completed fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Geisinger Medical Center and served as Chief Fellow
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Special interests include Access and Awarness of Colorectal Cancer Screening, Women's GI Health and Inflammatory Bowel Disease
 

 Chatargy S Kaza, MD, FACP

  • Received medical degree from Andhra Medical College in Visakhapatnam, India
  • Completed residency of Internal Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY
  • Completed fellowhip in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY
  • Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Awarded distinguished honor of Fellowship in the American College of Physicians
  • Published in multiple gastroenterology journals and presents nationally at GI conferences and Academic Institutions 
 Advanced Practitioners
   Abigail Richey, PA-C
   Meinardo Santos III, PA-C