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Dr. Michael Piesman, MD

Gastroenterologist

Professional statement

After a distinguished military career, Dr. Piesman chose to join the physicians at Gastroenterology Consultants in February of 2014. A former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army, he received various awards and commendations during his 15 years of service to the United States. He most recently served as Chief of Clinical Services and Endoscopy at Brooke Army Medical Center, one of the largest gastroenterology fellowship training centers in the country. Dr. Piesman plans to stay in the Army Reserves to continue to support the United States Armed Forces. Dr. Piesman was born in Moscow, Russia, immigrated to the US in 1981, and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. After earning his medical degree from Tufts University in Boston, he served as a physician in the U.S. Army in an effort to repay the country that allowed his family safe exit from Russia. Dr. Piesman excels in all areas of GI and has specialized training in therapeutic endoscopy with special interests in biliary, pancreatic, and esophageal disorders. As a Harvard trained endoscopist, Dr. Piesman helps Gastroenterology Consultants establish the largest and most comprehensive advanced endoscopy service in South Texas. He looks forward to building lasting relationships with patients in the private practice setting where he can diagnose their difficult ailments and discuss their life goals and wishes. Dr Piesman is an avid runner, having competed in several marathons and triathlons. In his spare time, he enjoys bike riding, reading and traveling with his wife, Elizabeth and their three young sons, Samuel, Tyler and Matthew.

In-network insurances

  • AARP
  • APWU
  • Aetna

Specialties

  • Gastroenterologist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Northeast Baptist Hospital
  • Northeast Methodist Hospital

Board certifications

  • Gastroenterology (Internal Medicine)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Tufts University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Residency in Internal Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor’s)

Awards and publications

  • William Beaumont GI Society Master Endoscopy Award - 2010 Semifinalist, The Bailey K. Ashford Research Symposium, Washington, DC - 2006 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Mentoring Program - 2005 Army Accommodation Medal, Camp Humphreys, Korea - 2000 Magna Cum Laude, UCLA - 1994

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1750402046

Office locations

Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio

12850 Toepperwein Road

Live Oak, TX 78233

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Dr. Piesman is a great doctor. Have been seeing for the past year and highly recommend him. Very kind, polite and always has time to listen to you.
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He was great at listening and coming up with solutions. My only complaint is a precious GI told me something specific that I repeated exactly and he kept telling me what I was saying didn’t exist and “are you sure youdon’t mean this” which I didn’t appreciate because I had already assured him multiple times I was repeating exactly
Less than 1 month ago
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Always demonstrates a very personal and professional approach to all my medical concerns. I ask for Dr. Piesman by name for all my appointments. Would definitely recommend him to any patient with GI related concerns.
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The visit was pleasant and informative. I felt Dr. Piesman was interested in helping me.
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He has a great personality, showed concern about my health. And started a plan to find out what it will be. He makes me feel important.
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Dr. Piesman is an excellent Dr. I appreciate the time he takes to thoroughly explain my medical situation/results. I appreciate the opportunity he gives for questions as well. He has superior communication skills.
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Dr. Piesman is very patient, very concerned, was very helpful. He made me feel comfortable and he was concerned about my issues.
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I was nervous to go to the appointment. After i met Dr. Piesman i was pleased to see the understanding and concern for what i am going through. He didn't talk above my understanding and made me feel very comfortable. Ileft his office with a great attitude and feeling about the future. I will recommend him and his stafff to everyone in the future. Thank you.
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Dr. Michael Piesman is, very accurate with diagnosis ,procedures and treatments. Very courteous and respectful. I will recommend him to all my friends .
More than 1 year ago
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Had a very good visit,all the employees were very friendly and helpful. Dr Pies mam was very nice concern.
More than 1 year ago
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Very satisfied. Gave great instruction and I felt like I can depend on his treatments.
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Dr. Piesman is an awesome doctor. He is very informative. He speaks to you like he really cares.
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Very satisfied with the whole office very sweet office visit very comfortable with the Doctor
More than 1 year ago
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Dr. Piesman is very understanding and considerate. Takes his time.
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My first tine meeting him, and he gave me a lot of confidence and very nice
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Informative Still not sure where my ailment is headed.
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He has a great bedside manner and seemed to genuinely care about my health.
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visit was great very informative. not very good news but I accepted it. Thanks Again Nick E
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Excellent Doctor, straight to the point and keep me at ease. I feel a lot better now, thank you very much
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He was very nice and explained things thoroughly. I would highly recommend him.
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Dr. Piesman was very professional and felt he was very assuring for my condition. I will continue to see him until my medical is given a clean bill of health. I take doctors orders serious and will continue to make life changes to better my condition. Again, Thank you!
More than 1 year ago
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Great bedside manners. Really listens to your problems and gives you advice on ways to help with the problems you are having before taking drastic measures. Asks great questions to fully understand your issues. I did not feel like I missed telling him anything about my issues.
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He is a very motivate doctor, felt comfortable and related with him.
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he has exceeded my expectations an made me appreciate going to the doctor again. All around great experience.
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The scheduler was very unprofessional, she cough in my ear five time while setting my appointment and never apologized or turned away from the mouth peice . She sighed heavyly , I almost disconnect the phone to look for another doctor.Once I got past the schedulelr the experience aside from the long wait, was excellent
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He was very up front about my condition, but still provided hope if I stuck to the plan. Very professional. I would like to see him further about my reflux.
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Dr Peisman is an outstanding professional.
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I really like his over all kindness, willingness to understand his patient. Very thorough on his instructions on what you need to do.
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Dr. Piesman was very personable and informative on my issues and concerns. He seemed very caring and knowledgeable. The office was very Warm and Welcoming. All staff seemed very polite.
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Dr. Piesman is always extremely kind. I never feel rushed and he will sit and talk as long as I need to. He's very attentive.
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Excellent. I have followed his instructions on the medications for my current medical problems and I am already beginning to feel better.
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I like Dr. Piesman, Is a pleasure to have him as my Dr.Excellent profesional and human been
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He was very professional, thorough and sincere. I felt like he was concerned about my health and was taking the steps to be completely thorough and get answers to my concerns.
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Dr. Piesman exemplifies the true meaning of a medical professional. He took the time to listen and explain clearly. I did not feel hurried. Thanks Dr Piesman and keep up the good work.
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Felt at ease with Dr Piesman, he listened to my concerns and provided with recommendations before moving forward with any additional unnecessary costs and procedures. Had a good plan for me to manage my issue. I highly recommend Dr Piesman!
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I was very pleased with my visit to Dr. Piesman. My wait was less than 15 minutes. The Receptionist and nurse were very professional and courteous. Dr. Piesman arrived within five minutes after the nurse finished taking my blood pressure andcompleting a medical questionnaire. I was impressed with Dr. Piesmen's recall of our last visit over a year ago referring to my appearance. The doctor showed great bedside manner and concern over my well being.
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Professional, caring, good personality. Wait time is always minimal, office staff friendly
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Dr. Piesman has been very sensitive to our needs. He has been very helpful answering our questions. He takes his time with each patient, and that is SO important!!
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love this office and staff dr piesman has been great with my pain
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Dr. Piesman made me very comfortable and explained everything in a way I could understand. Great doctor.
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Dr. Piesman is always ready to listen and try to help with any of my health concerns. He has a great bedside manner and I highly recommend him!
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Dr. Piesman and his staff were a delight to meet! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I will be sure to tell my friends and family that this is the place to go for help problems
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Dr. Piesman has a great bedside manner and is very caring. I would highly recommend him!
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He doesn't leave you wondering, reassuring that you will be taken care of. Knowledgeable
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All doctors should treat their patients like him.
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Very personable and professional. His manner makes you feel important to him and that he truly cares about your concerns.
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Dr. Piesman is one of the BEST doctors ever. I was treated with care, great listener, treats/diagnosis you as if you were just as important as his own family. I highly recommend Dr. Michael Piesman. KUDOS to his team, they all have masted team building.
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Doctor Piesman is very professional and very pleasant. His bedside manner is fabulous.
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Dr Piesman has an upbeat attitude and seems excited about helping his patients. He listened to my issues, gave me samples and a prescription, set up diagnostic procedures, and continues to offer encouragement about my condition. I would absolutely recommend Dr Piesman.
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Dr. Piesman was professional, courteous and made the examination process stress free.
More than 1 year ago
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