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 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 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.
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. Seth Lipka joined Associates in Digestive Health in July of 2017. Dr. Lipka’s education and experience make him a perfect fit for our practice. After completing medical school and his residency in internal medicine, he went on to complete his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition. He comes to us with ERCP certification and extensive experience in both endoscopies and colonoscopies. His love of research keeps him on the cutting edge of our field and we look forward to him joining our team.
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 gradute 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.