Madison Medical Affiliates is the premier internal medicine and specialty group in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. Our values incorporate our belief that we must all abide by a moral conduct including respect of patients and coworkers, a commitment to excellence, and a service-oriented approach based on honesty and integrity. We strive to be the foremost location of internal medicine and specialty services in southeastern Wisconsin by utilizing current technology, human resource developments, quality improvement/assurance, and progressive business strategies.
Central to our mission, Madison Medical operates under several core values:
A high regard for the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of each person.
Commitment to Excellence
A commitment to the highest standards delivered with competence and pride.
Honesty, openness, and sincerity
Actions that are marked by innovation, flexibility, openness to change, and imagination.
Connecting with another person through an act of assistance or benefit.
Gastroenterology is a subspecialty of Internal Medicine involving disorders of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, liver, pancreas, and gall bladder.
Patients with a variety of digestive complaints or problems – abdominal pain, bleeding, heartburn, ulcer disease, hepatitis, colon polyps and cancer, diarrhea or constipation, gallstones, pancreatitis - will often see a gastroenterologist for evaluation and treatment.
Fasting is usually required for at least six hours prior to an endoscopy. Evaluation of the large intestine (sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy) will require additional preparation. Patients are sedated with intravenous medications and usually have little or no recollection of the procedure. After recovery, the patient will require a drive home. Immediate resumption of a regular diet is the rule.