Dr. Jonathan Markowitz, MD
Gastroenterologist (digestive), Pediatrician, Pediatric Specialist
15 years of experience
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Solved our mystery disease show details Solved our mystery disease
Jun 27th, 2012

I have two children and have always had a complex history myself. After three years of being tossed from specialist to specialist, numerous visits out of state to GIs and every test imaginable, we were given the recommendation for Dr. Markowitz by a friend. We consider him our "local" GI even though he is a 2-3 hour drive away. The first time he saw us he spent 2 hours going over every symptom, hospitalization, and procedure my two children had ever had. He told us he thought it was Mitochondrial Disease even though we had been told it had been ruled out already. He sent us to Dr. Shoffner in Atlanta and within several months we had a firm diagnosis of Mitochondrial Disease, that was 2009. He has helped us manage both boys (who have feeding tubes and ports) and he has advocated for our needs even when the recommendations weren't popular among other doctors. I can not tell you how much I thank this man for saving my children's lives - well and mine - because I also have mitochondrial disease. If it weren't for him, our family would have never had the answers we had been seeking for the past 28 plus years - and my kids who were so much more severe than me, well I don't think they'd be alive. I trust him 110% and know that he would never put my children through anything unless it was absolutely what they needed. He takes his time and makes sure that before we cut or do something invasive, we have tried everything we can fist. Also, our motility specialist in Boston agreed with all of his most recent recommendations for my younger son (which included surgery) whereas other GIs disagreed with his decision. It turned out to be the right decision. The motility specialist in Boston is arguably the best motility doctor in the nation. So, I feel comfortable with our decision to maintain our children's care with Dr. Markowitz and would encourage others who have children with multiple system involvement and complex histories to try him.

Feb 27th, 2012

Dr. Markowitz has been my daughter's doctor since she was 10. We were given a referral to him because of stomach pains she had been experiencing off and on for two years. He simply put her on a muscle relaxer and drew lab work (cbc) and took a stool sample. Nothing came back out of the ordinary. Two months after the initial visit, she had severe stomach cramps and bloody diarrhea. I called the doctor and got another doctor in the practice. He said it was nothing to worry about, it was probably a bacterial infection. I kept an eye on her and called the doctor back on Monday because she was getting much worse. Finally, three weeks later, she is scheduled for a colonoscopy and and EGD. His findings are ulcers in the colon and several stomach ulcers. He diagnosed her with colitis and put her on prednisone. It did not help so I took her to the ER where she was admitted. She was in the hospital off and on (mostly on) for the next 5 months and missed most of her 8th grade year. She had a bladder fistula and had to have emergency surgery in March. Dr. Markowitzs did NOT keep track of her weight loss nor thought to check her vitamin levels. She was severely deficient in iron, vitamin D, calcium, vitamin K, and vitamin B-12 and had to get several infusions. Three years later, we are on maintenance medicine but she continues to have small flare ups every few months in which he dismisses as "normal" and only sees her two times a year. He keeps changing her diagnoses and has not scoped her in three years even though I have requested it (I am a nurse). He seems extremely confused by her case even though it is a seemingly cut and clear case of ulcerative colitis. I will be ready when she turns 18 so she can switch to her grandmother's GI doctor.

Dec 12th, 2010

I highly recommend Dr. Markowitz to anyone looking for a specialist in eosinophilic disorders. After traveling for a long time to Cincinnati Children's Hospital's Eosinophilic Disorder Clinic, we decided to travel to see Dr. Markowitz. His wonderful bedside manner and extreme knowledge convinced us to make the change. Although we still live 6 hours away, our son receives very personalized care.

This is my child show details This is my child
Jul 22nd, 2010

I feel as though Dr. Marcowitz listens but does not hear. He is only going to do things one way which is his. I am very disappointed at his ability to look outside the box.

God Sent In Our Live! show details God Sent In Our Live!
by Johnson Family on May 10th, 2010

Dr. Markowitz has been my son doctor since he was born and will continue untill he is an adult. Through all of the trying times when no doctor knew what to do he was the one that got my son on track to a healther "belly." Doc really showed that he cared. Others that I know have the same doc said the same things and they love him.

by M.Lazarin on Apr 4th, 2010

My 5 yr old was admitted in GHS childrens hospital for vomiting blood, after 8 grueling hours he comes in and states what he thinks it may be, ok well we wanted to know what it was exactly we asked for test and he stated this was not necessary he was going to try PREVACID and to follow up with him in 2 weeks at his office. this is a 5 yr old with severe stomach pains and a family history of stomach diseases and problems and 2 weeks is way to long to wait just to see if the medicine works we wanted answers and I refuse to follow up with him for the fact he DID NOT SHOW ANY COMPASSION AND NEVER EVEN LOOKED AT MY CHILD OR EVALUATED HER HIMSELF HE ONLY WENT OFF REPORTS OF TEST THAT HAD BEEN DONE DURING THAT DAY. MY DAUGHTER IS ON MEDICAID BUT SHE IS ALSO A CHILD WHO NEEDED HELP ASAP. I HAVE FILED A COMPLAINT WITH GHS AND WILL SEE THAT NO ONE ELSE GETS TREATED THE WAY MY CHILD DID BY HIM AND THE STAFF.

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Do not recommend.... show details Do not recommend....
Jan 28th, 2010

My 11 yr old son saw Dr. Markowitz for severe abdominal pain. After many tests, labs and an upper endoscopy, he still had no diagnosis. My son continued in severe pain and missed most of the school year. Dr. Markowitz was very quick, almost rude, didn't explain things, and had a poor bedside manner. After several more visits and still no diagnosis or treatment, we decided to see another pediatric gastro, in Charlotte, NC- Dr. Caicedo. Dr. Caicedo listened well and asked many questions. He promptly diagnosed my son with "abdominal migraines" and started him on Amitriptyline. My son's symptoms disappeared within a week and he was finally pain-free. He went back to school, and has not had an abdominal attack in almost a year. I would not recommend Dr. Markowitz, he was not patient (or parent) friendly, and he put my son through unneeded testing, prolonged my son's symptoms and just waisted our time, emotions and money.

Aug 20th, 2008

Dr Markowitz will forever be remembered as an angel on our path. His caring & expertise immensely helped our son with a chronic disease. I would absolutely reccomend him to any parent seeking an outstanding pedicatric GI!