Practice Councillor

Michael Weinstein, MD, AGAF
PRACTICE COUNCILLOR, AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (AGA)

Michael Weinstein, MD, AGAF, began his career in private practice gastroenterology in 1985. He led the development of one the first ambulatory endoscopy centers to receive Medicare certification in 1986. His interest in the early addition of technology into medical practice includes adoption of video endoscopy in 1989, development of endowriter software with cMore (ProVation) and gMed, and as a former AMA CPT Advisory Panel representative, aided Given Imaging, Medtronics and Ethicon in requesting new CPT codes for technology innovations. In 2009, he spearheaded the merger of seven practices to form Capital Digestive Care and is now president and CEO of a practice of 69 physicians in the Washington, D.C., and suburban Mid-Atlantic region. He has a special interest in independent physician advocacy and is the immediate past president of the Digestive Health Physician Association and the clinical counselor on the AGA Governing Board.

He is an active fundraiser for the AGA Foundation that supports young investigator gastroenterology research and has helped lead Capital Digestive Care to be the principle sponsor for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Greater Washington DC Chapter.

Capital Digestive Care and PE (formerly Physicians Endoscopy) recently launched PE Practice Solutions, a unique, physician-oriented management service organization aligned with the interests of gastroenterologists in independent practice. Dr. Weinstein is serving as the medical director of the new MSO. PE Practice Solutions partners with gastroenterologists in private practice, providing advanced operational support with access to experts, information and tools to grow.