Maria E. Chiejina, MD
Dr. Chiejina spent most of her teenage years in Nigeria, in west Africa. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, working out at the gym, going to movies, reading, and cooking. Dr. Chiejina also enjoys walking along the riverbank, shopping, exploring restaurants and food trucks, and listening to live music.
My desire to pursue a career in gastroenterology was driven mostly by values instilled in me by my faith and family, especially my physician father. Thus, being a physician is a true calling and privilege for me. Gastroenterology provides a fascinating blend of being an intellectual physician and having endoscopic technical skills. I believe that delivering compassionate care to my patients at their most vulnerable times is of utmost importance. I also delight in building healthy relationships with my patients so they can be fully involved in shared decision-making for their individual health needs. Respecting individual rights, privileges and preferences, and providing timely, high-quality health care to patients can best be achieved through a team approach.
A colonoscopy is a safe and effective way to test for cancer in the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer). A colon cancer screening is typically a 20-30 minute outpatient procedure performed at a hospital or surgery center.
- Colorectal Cancer Education, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment
Colorectal Cancer Education, Prevention, Screening, and Treatment
Screening tests for Colorectal Cancer, as well as methods to try to prevent it. In addition to regular colorectal cancer screenings, exercise and maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.
- Diet Review, Education, Modification, and Management to Relieve Symptoms of Chronic GI Conditions
Diet Review, Education, Modification, and Management to Relieve Symptoms of Chronic GI Conditions
What you eat can contribute to digestive problems. Changing your diet and lifestyle, avoiding certain foods, and managing stress may offer significant benefits.
- Gastrointestinal Symptom and Condition Evaluation and Treatment
Gastrointestinal Symptom and Condition Evaluation and Treatment
Gastroenterologists can evaluate and treat diseases that affect the digestive system, which includes the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus) as well as the pancreas, liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder.
- Telemedicine Visits
ARC offers telemedicine visits for primary and specialty care. Doctors can quickly evaluate you for a new health issue or follow up with you via a phone call or video visit from the comfort of your home.
Locations & Hours
Very easy to talk to and wanted to make sure that I did not have any concerns or questions.
The appointment overall went great however I believe she bypassed how much pain I'm in daily and how I'm allergic to NSAIDS and solely rely on Tylenol however after years you build up a tolerance to the meds and they don't won't. I don't feel I was unfair or unreasonable when I inquired about 5-6 pain meds just to get me though to get a catscan.
Good explanation of health issues
Liked that she talked through some possible diagnoses with me and had a plan. Disliked that it always takes 2+ months to get in to see anyone in GI!
I felt that my concerns were heard, and my questions answered.
Quick check in and answered all my questions.