September 23, 2021 – Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to
welcome board-certified gastroenterologist
Ciel Harris, M.D., to
Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Gastroenterology and the Brunswick Campus medical staff.
From a young age, Harris knew that she wanted to work in health care. “It
was always my childhood dream to be a physician. It was only after I started
my journey as a young adult when I realized that the practice of medicine
included not only theory but compassion, patience and a sense of altruism;
qualities of which I hope to convey in my daily clinical practice and
life,” says Harris.
After earning a medical degree from the University of the West Indies,
Harris completed an internal medicine residency and a fellowship in gastroenterology
and hepatology at the University of Florida, College of Medicine in Jacksonville.
She also completed an observership of gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy
at the Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Gastroenterology was the only topic that held my interest throughout
my career. The blend of anatomy, physiology, basic pathology and procedures
make it the most compelling,” Harris shares. “Patient-centered
care is one of the most impactful methods I utilize. It takes into account
each patient’s values, goals and preferences to make educated management
decisions together, all while strengthening the doctor-patient relationship.”
Practicing general gastroenterology, Harris will primarily treat patients
for abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastroesophageal reflux
disease (GERD), bloating, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer screening, hepatitis,
Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, diseases of the liver,
gallbladder and pancreas, peptic ulcer disease, diverticulitis, swallowing
disorder and ulcerative colitis.
Originally from the Caribbean island of Barbados, Harris shares that she
“came to the United States for medical training and stayed because
of the advantages of having the most up-to-date knowledge and techniques
to advance my career and provide the best patient care possible.”
To learn more, visit
sghs.org/gastro or 912-466-4200 to schedule an appointment.