South Florida Center of Gastroenterology - A Subsidiary of Digestive Care
About Us
 
Our practice is based on the belief that our patient's needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs.
 
 
Our Physicians and Clinical Staff
 
 
Matthew J. Smith, D.O., FACOI
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists
 
Matthew J. Smith, D.O. is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist and is the founder as well as senior partner at the South Florida Center of Gastroenterology (a subsidiary of Digestive Care) in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Dr. Smith has been practicing medicine since 1988.  He is well known in the community for his clinical acumen and has a solid practice in the diagnosis and management of digestive and liver diseases including esophageal disease, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis, lactose intolerance, pancreatic disorders, as well as prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers
 
 
Dr. Smith earned his medical degree, and completed his internship and residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine (UMDNJ/SOM).  Part of his internship was also performed as at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his Fellowship at UMDNJ/SOM where he was selected for the prestigious designation of Chief Fellow.
 
The doctor holds two Board Certifications. He is a Diplomat, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and Diplomat, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology.
 
Dr. Smith is an active member of the medical community.  The doctor served on the Board of Governors for Wellington Regional Medical Center (1997 to 2006).  He is also an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (1996 to present) where he actively teaches resident and medical students at Wellington Regional Medical Center. 
 
Memberships to professional organizations include the American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association , and the American College Osteopathic Internists (member 1989, Fellow 2005).  Dr. Smith has staff privileges at Wellington Regional Medical Center, Columbia Medical Center and Northpoint Surgery and Laser Center all located in Palm Beach County. 
 
Dr. Smith is committed to continuing education with advanced course training.  He regularly attends education programs in the field of gastroenterology.  Dr. Smith completed the Good Clinical Practice, Level 2 program by GENE-ED, Inc.  The doctor is also actively involved in clinical trials as a sub-investigator
 
 
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Mitchell N. Davis, D.O., FACOI
Board Certified Gastroenterologist
Fellow, American College of Osteopathic Internists
 
Mitchell N. Davis, D.O. is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist with extensive knowledge in the latest medical breakthroughs in the treatment of liver disease. For over 14 years Dr. Davis has been leading his team in cutting edge research which has advanced the medical management of Hepatitis C nationwide.
 
Dr. Davis is the founder and Medical Director of the Hepatitis Treatment Institute of Florida at the South Florida Center of Gastroenterology (a subsidiary of Digestive CARE).  The Institute is a Center Of Excellence and is recognized as a leader in the community in all areas of liver disease, including all forms of Hepatitis.  Dr. Davis is a national speaker on the topic of Hepatitis C and is well published in numerous journals and clinical trials. His most recent publication entitled Peginterferon Alfa-2b or Alfa-2a with Ribavirin for Treatment of Hepatitis C Infection was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, August 6, 2009.
 
Dr. Davis has been practicing gastroenterology since 1991 as a senior partner at the South Florida Center of Gastroenterology in Palm Beach County, Florida.  In addition to his hepatitis work, Dr. Davis has a comprehensive clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of esophageal disease, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, pancreatic disorders, as well as prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
 
Dr. Davis earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Osteopathic Medicine at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, New Jersey. 
 
 
Dr. Davis is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine, and Gastroenterology by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. In addition, Dr. Davis is distinguished as a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. For many years Dr. Davis has been on the teaching faculty for the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
 
 
Dr. Davis is active in the medical community and is involved in several professional organizations including the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Osteopathic Internists, American Osteopathic Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and the Lambda Omicron Gamma Medical Fraternity.  In addition he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (1994 to present) where he actively teaches residents and medical students at Wellington Regional Medical Center. 
 
Dr. Davis enjoys traveling, and exploring the landscape of both mountain and ocean with his family.  He is a nature enthusiast, with such active interests as photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking.
 
 
Steven R. Sacks, D.O.
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
Board Certified, Internal Medicine  
 
Steven R. Sacks, D.O. is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist and a senior partner at the South Florida Center of Gastroenterology in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Dr. Sacks has been practicing medicine in since 1997.  He has an extensive clinical practice in the diagnosis and management of digestive and liver diseases including esophageal disease, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis, lactose intolerance, nutrition, pancreatic disorders and prevention and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. 
 
Dr. Sacks earned his medical degree from University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Psi Sigma Alpha Award for excellence in academic achievement.  Dr. Sacks completed his internship in Internal Medicine at The Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. He finished his residency and received his Fellowship in Gastroenterology at prestigious Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Gastroenterology, Manhattan, New York.  During fellowship Dr. Sacks was trained by the world renowned Dr. Hiromi Shinya for colonoscopy. Dr. Shinya is known as the father of the colon polypectomy.  Dr. Sacks was also as trained by Jerome Siegel a world renown expert on biliary endoscopy(ERCP). 
 
The doctor holds two Board Certifications. He is a Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine and Diplomat, American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology.  
 
Dr. Sacks is a Clinical Professor of Medicine for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and he actively teaches residents and medical students at Wellington Regional Medical Center.  is an active member of the medical community.  Memberships to professional organizations including the American College of Gastroenterology, American Society for Gastroenterology Endoscopy, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Gastroenterology Association.  He has staff privileges at Wellington Regional Medical Center and Northpoint Surgery and Laser Center and Columbia Hospital all located in Palm Beach County.   
 
Dr. Sacks is committed to continuing education and regularly attends advanced education in the field of gastroenterology.  Dr. Sacks has completed the Good Clinical Practice, Level 2 program by GENE-ED, Inc.  Dr. Sacks is a frequent speaker to the medical community on various aspects of liver and digestive diseases. Dr. Sacks also participates in clinical trials as research sub-investigator.  He also enjoys doing community lectures on all topics of digestive and liver disease. 
 
Dr. Sacks resides in Wellington, Florida.  He is a tennis enthusiast and enjoys travel with his family. Dr.
 
 
 
Joan Wahl, MS, PA-C
 
Joan Wahl, PA-C has been with the South Florida Center of Gastroenterology since 2006. She is a hepatitis treatment specialist and works closely with Dr. Davis on research studies.  Joan is has worked on numerous research protocols and her contributions have been published. 
 
Joan has received special training and completed the program in Good Clinical Practice, Level 2 by GenED Inc., in 2007.
 
 
All of our physicians are on staff at Wellington Regional Medical Center and are active clinical professors  for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and teach at Wellington Regional Medical Centers' Internal Medicine Program.  For your convenience, the doctors also have privileges at the Northpoint Surgery and Laser Center .                     
 
 
We welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver
you the best service in the health care industry.
 
For an appointment please call (561) 798-2425.