Associates in Digestive Diseases joins Summit Health

Associates in Digestive Diseases, a medical group practice in Springfield that specializes in gastroenterology, has joined Summit Health, the groups announced this week.

The integration will bring three board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologists — Michael Fuhrman, Michael Kerner and Marvin Lipsky, who specialize in the diagnosis and management of digestive diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and gall bladder — into the Summit Health organization.

To begin the branding transition, the practice will initially adopt the Summit Health brand endorsement, becoming Associates in Digestive Diseases, a Summit Health Company, at its offices in Springfield and Warren.

Jack Cappitelli, Summit Health’s regional chief medical officer, said Associates in Digestive Diseases patients will benefit from access to a broad range of services and a vast network of health care providers.

The agreement will help Summit Health, a physician-led health care network, continue its rapid growth in northern New Jersey, Cappitelli said.

“With this latest integration, we are further providing strong specialty expertise and a highly coordinated, multidisciplinary approach to our patients,” he said.