Updates May 20, 2014
"Insurance should not rule over drugs: My word" article featured in Orlando Sentinel.

October 19, 2013
"Swallowing problems may be the symptom of something more serious " article featured in Life Magazine of Lake Mary.

March 2, 2013
"Sudden Chest Pain?" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

December 30, 2012
"Living to be 100 - It's Doable" article featured in Life Magazine of Lake Mary.

December 20, 2012
"GERD...the reason we get heartburn" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

September 29, 2012
"Beat Obesity by Living a Healthy Lifestyle" article featured in City Magazine.
City Magazine

October 1, 2011
Rice Diet Book: Buy It Now
The Rice Diet of Central Florida Book Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Be Happy is now available for online purchase at The Rice Diet Book website.

August 21, 2011
Rice Diet of Central Florida Book: Lose Weight, Get Healthy & Be Happy NOW AVAILABLE!
Rice Diet of Central Florida Book: Lose Weight, Get Healthy and Be Happy NOW AVAILABLE!

August 20, 2011
Study on decreasing incidence of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma in patients with Barrett's Esophagus to be presented at ACG national conference in Washington D.C. in Oct. 2011

April 8, 2011
Study on anti-cholinergic use in patients over 65 with IBS to be presented at AGA national conference in Chicago.

October 18, 2010
Abstracts published in the American Journal Gastroenterology and Poster presented at the national GI meetings in San Antonio, Texas.

July 20, 2010
Answer to obesity is in the making. Read about the success of the Rice Diet in reversing weight gain and illness. Patient loses 95 lbs in 9 months.

July 18, 2010
Rice Diet helps GERD in obese patients, abstract accepted to national gastro-enterology meeting for October 2010.

June 30, 2010
2 abstracts submitted to the American College of Gastro-enterology for the National meeting in October 2010.

The Gastro Group moves to:
205 Loraine Dr. Altamonte Springs, FL in February 2009.

Obesity hits all time epidemic proportions this year. Rice Diet program to begin August 2009.

Dr Apter is no longer part of the Gastroenterology Group. He is now employed by Florida Hospital's FPMG.

The Gastroenterology Group's office closes between Christmas and New Years annually. We reopen Jan. 2. Please call in advance for prescription refills.

Welcome to the The Gastroenterology Group Site

We provide medical care within the subspecialty of Gastroenterology and deal with all the digestive diseases. Please explore the different links which will allow you to get to know more about our practice and obtain all necessary forms and many informational procedures on our website, in the comfort of your home. You may keep up with new gastrointestinal developments and medical news through this website, including new drugs, x-rays, and endoscopic techniques as they become available to the public. We thank you for choosing our office for your health needs.

Enter Patient Portal

A Note to Patients: You can expedite your office visit by printing and filling out the medical information sheets, registration form, privacy release form, and cancellation policy form to turn in at the office at the time of your visit. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print these forms. It can be downloaded free of charge here. For information regarding scheduling appointments, click here.

The Gastroenterology Group is now offering a medically supervised Rice Diet program for the treatment and prevention of obesity, and the concomitant treatment of all of the obesity related illnesses. For further information: Rice Diet Program Information.

Rice Diet of Central Florida: The Rice Diet is the Right Diet

Gastro Group Sign

View the Gastroenterology Group's Mission Statement.

Disclaimer: This website does not make appointments, nor does e-mail provide any means for asking medical questions or receiving any medical responses. Medical diagnosis will only be done in the office, and appointments must be made by phone. All paper work can be printed by the patient, filled out at home, and brought with you to your appointment to augment the efficiency of your medical experience.