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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.
Verified Patient Reviews
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.
Dr. Piesman is very patient, very concerned, was very helpful. He made me feel comfortable and he was concerned about my issues.
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. I left 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.
Dr. Michael Piesman is, very accurate with diagnosis ,procedures and treatments. Very courteous and respectful. I will recommend him to all my friends .
Had a very good visit,all the employees were very friendly and helpful. Dr Pies mam was very nice concern.
Dr. Piesman is an awesome doctor. He is very informative. He speaks to you like he really cares.
Very satisfied. Gave great instruction and I felt like I can depend on his treatments.
Very satisfied with the whole office very sweet office visit very comfortable with the Doctor
Dr. Piesman is very understanding and considerate. Takes his time.
My first tine meeting him, and he gave me a lot of confidence and very nice
Informative Still not sure where my ailment is headed.
Excellent Doctor, straight to the point and keep me at ease. I feel a lot better now, thank you very much
He has a great bedside manner and seemed to genuinely care about my health.
visit was great very informative. not very good news but I accepted it. Thanks Again Nick E
He was very nice and explained things thoroughly. I would highly recommend him.
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!
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.
He is a very motivate doctor, felt comfortable and related with him.
he has exceeded my expectations an made me appreciate going to the doctor again. All around great experience.
Dr Peisman is an outstanding professional.
I really like his over all kindness, willingness to understand his patient. Very thorough on his instructions on what you need to do.
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
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.
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.
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.
Excellent. I have followed his instructions on the medications for my current medical problems and I am already beginning to feel better.
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.
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.
I like Dr. Piesman, Is a pleasure to have him as my Dr.Excellent profesional and human been
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!
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 and completing 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.
Professional, caring, good personality. Wait time is always minimal, office staff friendly
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!!
love this office and staff dr piesman has been great with my pain
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!
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
Dr. Piesman made me very comfortable and explained everything in a way I could understand. Great doctor.
He doesn't leave you wondering, reassuring that you will be taken care of. Knowledgeable
Dr. Piesman has a great bedside manner and is very caring. I would highly recommend him!
All doctors should treat their patients like him.
Very personable and professional. His manner makes you feel important to him and that he truly cares about your concerns.
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.
Doctor Piesman is very professional and very pleasant. His bedside manner is fabulous.
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.
Dr. Piesman was professional, courteous and made the examination process stress free.
Dr. Piesman is fantastic, he took his time to listen to my concerns and helped me understand what to expect post surgery. I was pleased with his knowledge, and feel confident that he has the best interest for his patients. Kudos to Dr. Piesman and his phenomenal staff.
Outstanding visit - was checked in efficiently and politely, was seen right on time, and was seen by Dr. Piesman almost immediately once in the examination room. The procedure itself couldn't have gone better and Dr. P answered all of my questions cheerfully and professionally. This is my third appointment with him and they've all gone very well...
Maybe have front desk reception actually be a reception...simple "good morning, please sign in and we will be right with you" goes far. There's no reception or direction just a clipboard and no smiles or welcome.
Very pleased to have seen Dr Piesman. No rushing and very personable. Great listening skills.
Explained my problem very well and how to improve my medical problem as I progress.
I arrived a little late but sign in was very quick, and I didn't wait long before being seen. Dr. Piesman is friendly and has a great sense of humor.
Very personable, listens and assures. Does not rush you. Office staff professional and helpful. Dr Piesman is getting me through a tough time. Thank you Renee D 04/11/2016
Positive and professional! Got right to the medical issue, discussed it in plain language, and made the right follow-on procedure recommendations. Many thanks.
Dr. Piesman was very thorough and explained in detail the procedure I needed. He was very kind and attentive to what I was asking him and answered all my questions to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend him to other patients.
I liked the way he treated me, and explained my health problem.
Love Dr P. Friendly and kind personality. Listens to questions and explains everything. Changed all family members in need of his specialty to Dr. Piesman right away......Highly recommend.
He takes the time to really listen to all your concerns. He is very thorough. He is very easy to talk to and I would recommend him to anyone looking for a Gastronologist.
Dr. Piesman has established with me in the past two years an excellent rapport as a patient of his. Last year I was confused about the time frame of when I needed to have the procedure done again. He phone me personally to let me known when I needed to return to his office. He listens and takes in your concerns into consideration. Thus, I have great trust in his competency.
Dr. Piesman and staff were very professional, courteous and prompt. He and staff explain my procedure and answered my questions. Informing me how and why I needed the procedure. They also gave me reading material explaining procedure and aftercare.
He was very nice to me and took time to hear my concerns and addressed them. He really cares about his patients. Thank you Dr. Piesman.
Dr. Piesman was friendly, knowledgable, took his time and answered all of my questions. I left with a positive attitude knowing that he was in charge of my care.
I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Piesman. He gave me some very good information about things that I did not know. We also talked about options that could be done that other Dr's never talked to me about. I look forward to having him take care of me and my medical needs and I feel that he will get to the root of my issue.
Dr Piesman is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure dealing with. He is very honest and is very professional. He always looks out for your best interest.
Dr Piesman and staff have gone above and beyond with my health care needs. They demonstrated with great regard, vigilance and pro-activity during my visits, coordinating all of my testing and specialist that was needed. They definitely get the job done well here.
Great doc and got seen right away
I am glad he is my dad's Doctor. He treated my dad as if he a family member to him. I felt he really cared and had sympathy of my dad's condition. Thank you so much for making him and so so comfortable. Also Deborah that works there is amazing. The staff helped us in a time of need. I don't know how to thank them for what she and Dr. Pieman did. I already recommended my husband to go to Dr. Piesman if needed.
I was very pleased with my evaluation by Dr. Piesman
Dr. Piesman is remarkably considerate, respectful, personable, and humble. I've been around doctors my entire life, and he is definitely among the very best I have ever encountered
Looking forward to my colonoscopy, I will be in good hands.
Very helpful with all my questions. I was at ease with him and appreciate his kindness and his knowledge as how to help me. He will also follow up and I know I can call if I have a problem. I missed first screen and didn't get to put the star rating of 5. FM 10-28-15
I was very pleased with Dr. Piesman. He is a very good doctor and is concerned about me and my health. He took his time and didn't rush me out. We didn't mind the wait time either, as it gave him a little time to sleep.
Understood what was going on and was able to schedule needed procedure within 3 days......
Dr Piseman was very professional and caring and i would definitely see him again. I will say the office staff was not very friendly. I did not get that warm welcome feeling from the office staff.
He was very nice and explained things clearly as he made recommendations for treatment. He listened to my concerns and took time to answer my questions. Great bedside manner !
I love Dr.Piesman...he has been my GI doctor for over a year. He is always straight to the point and wont sugar coat your problems....he is so nice and understanding. If you need a GI Doctor then look no further....Dr.Piesman is the bomb.com...i love him.
He made me feel so comfortable, with my sickness, I heard the best news. I'm going to be healed. He gave my life back. He's the best Dr. I've ever meet...I will always have him in my prayers. Thank you Dr. Piesman
Very Professional & He Actually Cares About ME
Very friendly and easy to understand.
Dr. Piesman was friendly, enthusiastic, professional, and inspired confidence in the procedure and his abilities. As a US Army retired Lieutenant Colonel I appreciated that Dr. Piesman had spent 15 years in the military and still continues in the reserves.
He was very helpful, informative,& professional. I highly recommend him!
I was very pleased with the Doctor and staff.They were concerned with my well being, and were fast on the follow-up calls needed to add important information to my records.
Dr. Piesman rates at the top of doctors I consider the most professional. He is thorough, up to date, and realistic. His attention and advice leaves me feeling as if I'm being efficiently taken care. The excellence and efficiency of his support staff greatly enhances the overall experience.
He was attentive to my needs and willing to discover my issues. Overall great because manners and professionalism.
He is great!! Very positive.
Excellent doctor. I highly recommend him.
Dr. Michael Piesman is very good at putting you at ease and explains my options so that I was able to understand the procedure that I needed. He is also a very caring doctor.
He's a great guy! Great bed side manner and very nice to have a doctor that is so excited about my health and also remembered about my daughter and asked questions about her well being too.
diagnosed the problem-- gave his professional advice and opinions on the cause of the problem; offered suggestions and recommendations to treat ; once decision was made for treatment and course of action to take, he was right on it; very thorough and to the point.
Very informative and professional.
I rated Dr. Piesman with 5 stars because of his diligence in diagnosing and treating my problem. He is also empathic, reliable & very professional. I would recommend him to anyone.
Very professional. I will be happy to recommend him as a personal doctor.
Professional and considerate. Would recommend him highly.
Dr. Piesman is wonderful. The staff is friendly and efficient.
I was welcomed and made to feel very comfortable. Checking in was easy, Dr. Piesman was gracious, caring, knowledgeable, and more than competent. I feel my health is in good hands!
Dr. Piesman was very kind and understanding. He was forthcoming with helpful recommendations. The staff was also very nice and helpful.
very friendly and informative thanks!
Dr. Piesman was very friendly and upbeat. He was very positive and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend him.
The Doctor and his staff were very professional.
Doctor was awesome along with staff!
Entire experience extremely professional. The office environment and community demonstrates not only preparedness but compassion for the patient's situation. The entire office community greets you with a smile and a calm and interested attitude and demeanor. You know that they CARE about their patients and that they want the patients to know that as well. Communication prior to visit prepared the patient and Doctor for the visit. The doctor had already gone over all available reports and was ready to alleviate any apprehensions or concerns I might have coming to the visit. I highly recommend Dr. Piesman! Thank-you, Thank-you, thank-you.
considering the procedure I guess I was as pleased as I could be.
He's professional and very helpful.
Doctor Piesman is very friendly, patient and informative! He takes the time to listen to your symptons and explain how to proceed or options available. He also follows up.
He was professional and friendly. Was Practical in his advice.
He is not only thorough, but honestly listens to your concerns. I've had Crohn's for 15 years and have seen 5 Gastroenterologists. Dr. Piesman is by far my favorite.
Doctor Piesman is a consummate professional. He is competent, confident, and congenial. In short, he not only knows his stuff, but he always makes me feel as if i'm talking to a friend as well.
Dr Piesman is probably the doctor out of all doctors that has the BEST bedside manner! He is kind, attentive and personable. I would recommend him again and again!
Good as always!!!! What a great staff
I've always had anxiety when going to a physician (white coat syndrome), but I was very relaxed with Dr. Piesman. He actually looked me in the eye and talked to me not to the sheets of paper in front of him.
He did take time to explain things
Very through, kind and interested in me and my medical history. Liked him very much.
Dr. Piesman saw me on time. He listened, made suggestions and showed concern for my problem. He was personable and I trust his diagnosis. The office is run with up to date systems and everyone I saw was courteous and showed professionalism.
Dr. Piesman has a great personality and always makes me feel like I am his most important patient. He explains everything in great detail and allows time to answer all of my questions. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Michael Piesman is very nice, explains everything thoroughly and I do not feel rushed at my appointments.
This is the one in a million Doctor we all hope for. This was a follow-up visit yet felt as if it was as important as any prior visits. Nothing but professional attitude and behavior.
Listens well to my complaints and showed compassion
He was very understanding and gets right to the point of needs to be done. A very caring and compassionate man/Doctor. I would tell anyone to go to him.
Everyone was very kind and professional. They were apologetic about the long wait. The facility is new and very beautiful and comfortable. The staff was excellent. I would recommend this facility as well as Dr Piesman!
I was a new patient and I have never felt more comfortable and cared for in an initial visit. He takes the time to listen and explain things. You don't feel like he rushed in and out . I would recommend him to everyone !! And I will !
I thought he was very pleasant and to the point. I wish he would of taken a little more time to listen. I felt rushed. But the overall experience was good and I like my doctor, so far!
Dr. Piesman listens and answers all questions thoroughly. He always gives a sample pack of the product he recommends you to take e.g. probiotics,laxatives etc. The offices are clean and new highly recommended. He explains all procedures thoroughly that he performs.
I would highly recommend him. Great bedside manner and very caring.
This doctor is the right mix of professional and personable. LOVED this guy! I work in a large hospital and I know the difference between a doctor who really cares about patients and one who is moving patients through to build the practice and bill claims. I will be recommending him to everyone who needs a gastro doc.
Dr Piesman was very nice, easy to understand, and compassionate. I was nervous about the procedure but he made me feel comfortable.
Dr. Piesman was so nice. He sat and listen to all my problems I had. He was very honest. I'm not good with male doctors but he made me fill so comfortable and can't wait till my next visit.
As a nurse of 35 years, I know docs. Dr. Piesman has a great personality and medical manner. Good at listening to your concerns and ready to help figure out what course of treatment will improve your GI health. Walked out feeling satisfied with the Office staff as well. Nice people!
He listen to me answered my questions and was very professional
Dr, Piesman is great. He is through and efficient. Always on time. He is friendly and understanding when you have concerns.
I switched to him after my GI that I had been with for 10 years didn't take my symptoms seriously! I ended up in the hospital and Dr. Piesman was the GI on call. He listened and was so thorough with me. I am so very pleased and he's helped me finally be on the road to recovery!
I was very pleased with Dr. Piesman's personal and professional demeanor. He showed genuine concern for my health and well-been.
I like Dr Piesman very much, he has been able to assist me with my GERD problems and has a great personality. He is very caring. I would high recommend him.
He is very nice and listens to my concerns..
Enjoyable - don't need a colonoscopy in 3 years - I can wait for 5 years -YES! Good news!!! Everyone loves good news!
Very caring and respectful
Dr Piesman was extremely professioinal. He asked all the right questions and showed concern for the areas my husband mentioned. He was honest and up front about every aspect of my husbands well being. We will certainly recommend him to family and friends.
It was a great experience, very professional, He made me feel like I was an Important person, not ashamed of myself.
Dr. Piesman is a wonderful doctor who takes the time to listen..
Dr. Piesman takes his time with his patients and is very thorough. I highly recommend him.
I feel that Dr Piesman was very informative about my conditions and what to expect in the future. He is also very personable and makes me feel comfortable in all situations. I would like him to be a doctor for all my friends, and anyone for that matter. A good doctor is rare to find... and Dr Piesman is one.
He was very through and listened. Also answered all questions..
Today was my first visit with Dr. Piesman. I really liked him a lot. Office staff was very friendly.
Dr. Piesman is probably one of the most professional doctors I've had the pleasure of consulting. I'll definitely consult him on on any gastrointestinal problems that may occur in the future.
very professional and very easy to talk to. Very knowledgeable and competent . I was very impressed and relaxed with our first meeting.
I am glad that my doctor recommend Dr. Piesman. He is very professional and sensitive to your problems. Staff is friendly. It was the first time that I saw a doctor and office staff working together to make sure that you are taking care of. I highly recommend this office
He understood what I was talking about.
Dr. Piesman seem to be one who is concern about his patients. My initial visit with him was pleasant and precise.
Dr. Piesman has been absolutely phenomenal in treating me. My previous gastroenterologist was dismissive and somewhat condescending. Dr. Piesman is at the other end of the spectrum, whereas he listens attentively and takes all your worries into consideration. In the past 14 years I've had 5 gastroenterologists, and he is by far my favorite. Highly recommend to anyone.
This Doctor Piesman was cheerful, helpful, and put me at ease. He gave me info about my condition in a helpful way, not critical as some others have been. He was happy to see and help me get what I needed and I believe he is naturally this way about all his patients.
It was highly professional and rather enjoyable. I left with a high level of confidence. The coming procedure was well explained.
I have seen Dr. Piesman several times now and each appointment he has made the visit a comfortable experience. He is professional and knows what he is doing. The visit was an uncomfortable one for the circumstances, but him and his staff made them the most comfortable possible.
He came across as caring, warm hearted and genuine, He asked direct questions and was concerned about my health.
He takes time to explain procedures and to listen to the patient. Shows concern.
Dr. Piesman is one of the best doctors I have been to. He always has a great attitude with positive energy. The thing that separates him from other doctors is his willingness to help. He doesn't treat you as if you are just a number or a money sign. He actually listens to what you say and I believe he truly cares about my well being. Finding a doctor with these qualities is a rare thing in this day and age and I've been through many.
Dr. Piseman is very kind, and I love his optimistic attitude. I have seen many GI docs for UC over the last 6 years, and I highly recommend him. I am doing so much better under his care. The staff and facility are great as well.
He was so personable. I didn't feel like I was rushed. He was awesome
I was early for my appointment, did wait a little in the room. Dr. Piesman apologized for the delay, but my wait was not that long. Wonderful doctor, so thankful to be in his care.
I would highly recommend Mr.Piesman. He makes you feel right at home and is straight to the point. Professional and always willing to take the time to hear you out and at times humorous.
The wait time disappeared when Dr. PIESMAN walked in. He was kind and gentle very personable. Took time to ask many questions and checked me thoroughly. I would highly recommend him to my friends, family and coworkers.
He was prompt, personable and polite! The 3 "p's" I like in a doctor. This was my follow up visit and everything went well. He was concerned about how well I am doing and told me I wouldn't need another follow up visit but if I needed to see him to just call. I am very pleased with the visit and I will definitely refer him to others.
Waiting over 20 minutes before even getting checked in was just horrible. I didn't get checked in until more than 15 minutes after my appointment time. That is just absolutely ridiculous. Dr. Piesman is a wonderful doctor. I just wish gastrointestinal medications were not so expensive. I'm on disability and cannot afford the cost even with the discount cards that the companies offer.
Dr. Piesman is great! The initial procedure went flawlessly and the follow up two weeks later (which was today August 29th, 2014) was great as well. He is very helpful and informative. Also super professional and makes you comfortable as can be. Great doctor and I look forward to seeing him in the future!
Dr Piesman was friendly and very patient. He explained my procedure step by step and told me what to expect. The following day his staff called and checked up to see how I was doing.
It was absolutely the best experience ever. Everyone was very professional and the Doctor is very knowledgeable in his practice. I have never felt so comfortable talking to the doctor about my needs. He made me feel right at home. Definitely a platinum service. Again; Thanks for the superb service!!!!
Great guy. Easy bedside manner.
Really like and trust him!
Yes , he made me feel at ease . Easy to talk to . Dr Piesman listens .