Gastroenterology Medical Associates (GMA) is a regional leader in the treatment of gastrointestinal and liver disorders, serving the Northern New Jersey region since 1990. Dr. Tepler and Dr. Raskin together with a large clinical and administrative support staff comprise our group. With an office and state-of-the-art endoscopy center, GMA provides the highest quality of care available in digestive disease diagnosis, evaluation and management.
At Gastroenterology Medical Associates, P.A. we have a very simple philosophy: Patients First. We strive to make the patient’s experience as comfortable as possible from the very first call. At Gastroenterology Medical Associates we believe in servicing our patients with the highest regard for compassion and clinical expertise.
We are aware that medical visits can at times be anxiety provoking or unpleasant, and our commitment to you is to make you feel at ease and to empower you, our patient, with the knowledge and feeling that you are under the care of a team you can trust.
Here are some of the ways we accomplish this goal:
Easy Appointment Process: We now offer online scheduling that allows patients the flexibility and convenience of scheduling an appointment online, 24/7. We always have live receptionists handling phone calls during business hours. We do not force patients to listen through a rehearsed and impersonal voicemail to only be promised a return phone call.
Pleasant Visit Experience: We do not overbook our office appointments and force patients to wait a long time, even hours, to get into the exam room. If we run late, it is because we are devoting as much time as is necessary for patient care, which at times can be complex and time-consuming.
Availability: We aim for doctor visits to be within 1-2 weeks for routine, non urgent matters.
Quality: Patients are always evaluated by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist. We do not employ Nurses, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, or other similar mid-level practitioners in our office.
Convenience: We have 2 conveniently located offices, both with adjacent parking lots. Our medical practice is independently and fully owned by our physicians.
We are not owned by a large healthcare corporation or a large hospital system. We believe in the old fashioned doctor-patient relationship, where the doctor provides personal attention in a comfortable atmosphere. We think independently, provide medical care independently and always place our patients’ needs first.
Treatment for Patients
Conditions & Diseases Treated
- Abdominal Pain
- Barrett's Esophagus
- Celiac Disease
- Clostridium difficile(C. Diff)
- Colon Cancer
- Colon Polyps
- Diverticulosis & Diverticulitis
- Esophageal Cancer
- Fatty Liver
- Fecal Incontinence
- Helicobacter Pylori/ Peptic Ulcer
- Hepatitis B
- Hepatitis C
- Hernias (Abdominal, Groin, and Hiatal)
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Liver Cirrhosis
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Pancreatic Cysts
- Rectal Bleeding
- Reflux Esophagitis/Stricture
- Swallowing Difficulty