For more than 25 years, Dr. Novick has been in the private practice of gastroenterology with Digestive Specialists, Inc., in Dayton, OH. He routinely performs colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy procedures and has a special interest in liver disease. Dr. Novick's first book, A Gastroenterologist's Guide to Gut Health, will be published by Rowman & Littlefield on April 8, 2017. His Amazon Author Page is www.amazon.com/author/drdavidnovick  He has authored more than 70 medical publications on hepatitis B, C, and D, liver cirrhosis, HIV infection, colon polyps, medication-assisted treatment of opioid addiction, and related topics.

Married with four grown children, Dr. Novick finally finds himself with more time to pursue other interests, such as humor and writing. He has always appreciated good humor, having won eight top-three awards in a monthly humor contest. He attended the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, OH in 2012 and 2014. He also has attended the 2015 Writer's Digest Annual Conference and seminars sponsored by Thurber House in Columbus, OH and by the Antioch Writers’ Workshop.

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David's First Book

A Gastroenterologist's Guide to Gut Health:
Everything You Need to Know About Colonoscopy, Digestive Diseases, and Healthy Eating

Dr. David Novick, a gastroenterologist with decades of clinical and research experience, gives you in this book the sage advice that you give patients every day. Writing in a clear, conversational, and, yes, easily digestible style, Dr. Novick reviews the common G.I. disorders, from irritable bowel syndrome to colon cancer, and from hepatitis C to hemorrhoids.

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  • “Dr. Novick's book is the third in recent years to clearly explain the digestive system. Gut brilliantly explains how it works, and Gulp gives the fascinating back-stories, but this book gives you the elements of successful diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Novick's expertises provides authentic and accessible infromation regarding gut health. This is a book everyone should read.”

    Anne Marie Romer, RN, GI Nurse & Author of the blog The Space Between

  • “This book reminds us that there is another way of looking at life’s challenges, whether coping with a disease or anticipating a medical procedure.  Dr. Novick reveals how humor can help heal the body, mind, and soul.”

    John Kinde, Author of HumorPower.com Newsletter & Blog

  • “Despite all the publicity, too many people do not get colon cancer screening or other needed care. Dr. Novick’s book uses humor and clear medical writing to help people overcome their fears.”

    Annie Roboff, Music & Song Writer, This Kiss, That’s The Way, Unbroken

  • “Tattoos where the sun doesn’t shine, swallowed tongue rings, and Exit Only signs plastered on the derriere—Gastorenterologist David Novick has seen it all.  Dr. Novick demystifies GI procedures with humor and straightforward health talk that will put even the most squeamish patient at ease.

    Debbie M. Price, Author and Health Care Writer

  • “Who knew that colonoscopies could be the source of so much humor?  Dr. Novick’s book is surprisingly entertaining while offering potentially life-saving information.”

    Judy Gruen, Author of Till We Eat Again: A Second Helping

  • “As an advocate for people to have colonoscopies (an earlier one could have saved my husband’s life), I found this book to be ‘just what the doctor ordered.’  Dr. Novick uses knowledge and humor to raise consciousness of the need for screening. If one life is saved through this book, then Dr. Novick’s commitment and hard work will have been worth it.  I think it will help many.”

    Kate Carlisle, A Badgering but Loving Advocate for Colonoscopies

  • “Dr. Novick has cleverly combined insightful educational explanations with just the right amount of humor to overcome the intimidation factor that is so much a part of colonoscopy. Ideal for reading before and during the bowel prep.”

    Richard Houston, MD, Practicing Gastroenterologist

  • "Dr. Novick demystifies colonoscopy, one joke at a time."

    Darlene Sneden, Adventures of a Middle Age Mom (Blog)

  • "I wish I had this book before my colonoscopy, as it would have assuaged my fears about how a colonoscopy will feel (like nothing!) and calmed my nerves about what I might say under sedation (which thankfully wasn't much)."

    ---Courtney Reagan, CNBC Reporter