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Dr. Safwan Malas has the following 2 specialties
- Pediatric Gastroenterology
Pediatric gastroenterologists can treat a variety of diseases and conditions in infants and children related to their liver, pancreas or intestines. If your child has severe or recurrent abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, a pediatric gastroenterologist can help you get to the bottom of it. They can also help identify the many possible causes of failure to thrive in infants.
Other common conditions they treat include Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, short gut syndrome and hepatitis C, as well as nutritional disorders like celiac disease and lactose intolerance. In order to diagnose and treat your child’s condition, gastroenterologists can perform colonoscopies and other diagnostic testing before deciding on the best treatment plan.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
Dr. Safwan Malas is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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We've been going to this practice for almost five years. Dr. Malas is a gem for the lansing area. He is a Pediatric Gastronenterologist - a difficult and quite frankly, discouraging field to be in! He has to make decisions everyday that may not be the news a parent wants to hear! He saved our daughter's life this year and we are very grateful. She had previously gone to the Cleveland Clinic, and had been going to U of M Children's Hospital (after he sent us there) but they were not managing her case very well so he took it back and literally reversed her condition. After riding a roller coaster of health under the U of M doctor, from Dr. Malas' care she is now in a remission. I saw the note someone made earlier about the drugs and prescribing lots of medicines, and I also felt the same way at first. It is shocking to have your child take all of these unknown and strange pills - and as a parent, you don't want a lot of "junk" in your child's system. But he knows his stuff and the medicines really do reverse/treat the diseases well. I would also like to add that he often recommends natural remedies and is constantly looking for alternatives to the drugs. He is very open-minded when it comes to alternative approaches, which is not the norm for most doctors we have dealt with, especially pediatric gastroenterologists. I really can't recommend him enough. I think as parents we tend to forget that specialists are different than regular pediatricians and want service the same day we call - just like we can in our primary care offices (which usually have many multiples of doctors). This is not the case for a specialist - and because there are just the two doctors in this area, they are always swamped! Future predications in the medical field are that we will not have as many specialists as we have now and can you imagine the wait or having to go elsewhere for care? I am grateful for Dr. Malas!
Dr. Malas is not a good doctor. He only will schedule to see my daughter annually despite her still having pain and constipation. None of his suggestions to change her situation have made a difference, he seems very big on drug pushing and ordering tests with no follow up. I'm doing a better job of managing her care with natural things like prunes and probiotics.He called my daughter obese in front of her, when she isn't. She's 9 years old and has been off the height/weight chart for years. Currently she's 4'7" and 89 lbs-that isn't fat.
Dr. Malas is a dedicated and extremely capable physician. He came to the hospital at 3 AM and saved my son's life. I will never forget him. He is an extraordinary physician. I recommend him highly and without reservation.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2011)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
31 Years Experience
University Of Damascus
Graduated in 1987
Medical Center Of Delaware
Dr. Safwan Malas accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- BCBS MI Blue Care Network HMO Group Enrollees
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- HAP Preferred PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Locations & DirectionsSparrow Pediatric Subsplty Clinic, 1200 E Michigan Ave Ste 460, Lansing, MI
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