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Buxmont Gastroenterology Joins St. Luke’s
February 08, 2019

Bux-mont Gastroenterology joined the St. Luke’s University Health Network as of Friday, February 1. The practice name has changed to St. Luke’s Buxmont Gastroenterology Specialists.


“St. Luke’s has had a long, close relationship with the physicians of Bux-mont Gastroenterology,” said Dennis Pfleiger, president, St. Luke’s Quakertown Campus. “The physicians have cared for patients, performed procedures and provided other services at St. Luke’s Quakertown Hospital for several decades. We are honored that they have decided to officially join the St. Luke’s family and heartily welcome this excellent group of providers and staff members to the Quakertown team.”


Jerome Burke, MD, FACG, founded Bux-mont Gastroenterology in 1992. “We are excited about the opportunities that this closer alliance with St. Luke’s offers our physicians, staff, and ultimately our patients,” he said.


The practice will continue to be headquartered at 1107 Bethlehem Pike, Sellersville. As of Feb. 1, the telephone number changed to 267-985-5000 and the fax number to 267-985-5001. The endoscopy center at that location will continue to provide colonoscopy and other services.


Providers of St. Luke’s Buxmont Gastroenterology Specialists are:

  • Jerome Burke, MD, FACG
  • Michael Cassidy, MD
  • Ira Kelberman, MD
  • Keith Kearney, DO
  • Grace Shin, MD
  • William O’Toole, MD
  • Tracey McGinley, CRNP
  • Heather Pierson-Raffaele, CRNP

St. Luke’s Buxmont Gastroenterology Specialists is committed to providing compassionate treatment for sensitive health issues including screening colonoscopy, diagnostic colonoscopy, hemorrhoid banding, heartburn, hemorrhoids, GERD, peptic ulcer, Crohn's Disease and liver disease. To schedule an appointment, call 267-985-5000.


About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 10 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe and Schuylkill counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the region’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 28 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 226 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only health care system in central-eastern Pennsylvania to earn Medicare’s five-star rating (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  In 2018, St. Luke’s was named a Top Hospital in the Teaching Hospital category by the Leapfrog Group.  It has repeatedly earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics) – six times total and four years in a row including 2018.  It has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the EPIC electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.