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Susan Lepinski, MD

Gastroenterology

The doctor-patient relationship is a partnership formed with one single goal in mind which is to make the patient better. Achieving this goal requires active participation by both parties.
 

Office Visits: Meriter Specialty Clinic

202 S. Park Street, 2 East
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 417-5454

Procedures: Meriter Digestive Health Center

202 S. Park Street, Level B
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 417-6389

Hospital Affiliations

Meriter-UnityPoint Health Hospital

Education and Board Certification

1989, GI Fellowship, UW Hospitals and Clinics
1987, Residency, UW Hospitals and Clinics
1985, Internship, UW Graduate Medical Education
1984, Medical School, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Former Primary Group, University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
ABMS/AOA Certification, American Board of IM/Gastroenterology

Medical Interests

As a Gastroenterologist, Dr. Lepinski treats disorders that affect the entire digestive tract including acid reflux disease (GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, etc.), as well as diseases that affect the pancreas and liver. Dr. Lepinski also performs screenings for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause – but one of the most preventable – of all cancer-related deaths.

Medical Philosophy

Dr. Lepinski treats her patients as if they are family. She wants the best for them and proves this by fully educating them about their condition as well as what changes they need to make in their lifestyle to achieve optimal health. Dr. Lepinski works closely with primary care providers and develops special bonds with her patients, a valued quality evident by her reputation among those with digestive health care needs. Dr. Lepinski promises to give her best every day.

Personal Interests

In her free time, Dr. Lepinski enjoys gardening, fishing and cooking. 

About Gastroenterologists

Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that focuses on the health of the digestive tract, including the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon or large intestine, liver, biliary tract and pancreas.

Some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders include GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, swallowing disorders, peptic ulcer disease, Celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticular disease, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatitis and liver disorders, pancreatitis, gallbladder and biliary disorders.

Gastroenterologists also perform screenings for colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancerrelated deaths among men and women combined. Such screening colonoscopies allow the physicians to remove polyps which are the precursors to colon cancer, and thereby, prevent the cancer.

Meriter Medical Group Provider:  Yes