Welcome to our Practice:

Thank you for choosing Gastro Health (Formerly The Gastroenterology Group)! At our group, we believe that each patient and doctor become a team for treating an individual's digestive problems. Our gastroenterologists spend most of their time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. Our professional staff understands the importance of following up to make sure that problems are resolved and your health improves.

We understand that convenience is important to you when choosing a gastroenterologist. In these web pages you'll find information about the Gastro Health Reston office, including our location, directions, hours, insurance policies and appointment scheduling. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have or to request an appointment. Our office does not see patients under the age of 18. We hope you find our practice offers the accessibility and personal commitment you look for from a gastroenterologist.

Our office address is: 1939 Roland Clarke Pl., Suite 200, Reston, VA 20191

In addition to our consultative services, we now offer an onsite laboratory, endoscopy center and infusion center for our patient's convenience.

Meet the Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Anita Wolke, M.D.

    Dr. Wolke received her undergraduate degree from The University of Maryland and her medical degree from the University of South Carolina.


  • Alan J. Plotner, M.D.

    He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and then pursued his medical studies at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. 


  • Andrew M. Axelrad, M.D.

    Dr. Axelrad was born and raised in New York and graduated from the State University at Binghamton in 1985 and New York Medical College in 1989.


  • E. Christian Noguera, M.D.

    Dr. Noguera was born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina where he attended medical school at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba.


  • Emil F. Valle, M.D.

    Dr. Valle is a native of Long Island, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Fordham University in New York and completed his medical degree at the SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn. 


  • Shilen V. Lakhani, M.D.

    Dr. Lakhani was born and raised in West Virginia. After completing his undergraduate studies and receiving a Bachelor of Sciences degree at Virginia Tech, he returned to West Virginia to pursue his medical studies and graduated from the Marshall University School of Medicine. 


  • Minal M. Patel, M.D.

    Dr. Patel was born in New York and raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania. She moved to Virginia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University and then completed her medical studies at Georgetown University. 


Patient Testimonials:

  • "Dr. Wolke is amazing. She is very friendly and gives her full attention everytime I am seen by her. I never feel like I have been rushed through my office visit. The nursing staff and front desk staff were very helpfual aswell. I had a few questions regarding my copay and insurance and when the receptionist could not answer the question she immediately got help. Very nice to know that this office isnt like most offices that tell patients just what they want to hear. Highly recommended!"
  • "I've been going to Dr. Plotner for about 15 years for a complex problem. He is very patient, compassionate and knowledgable. I've recommended him to several others who have also been pleased."
  • "Dr. Axelrad specifically answered my questions. He researched and looked at previous reports form earlier procedures and addressed my questions. I received clear instructions on upcoming procedures. Most importantly, I left the office believing that I had received high quality, hands on attention to me, the patient, which is something that is rare in other offices."
  • "I had a wonderful experience at this office. I think that he is an excellent doctor and I would recommend him to family and friends. His office staff were very friendly and courteous. I only have to see Dr. Noguera as needed and I enjoy my visit everytime."
  • "Dr. Valle is the best doctor for complicated GI issues. He listens, asks questions and really takes time to figure everything out."
  • "I had a great experience. Office staff was very polite and helpful. I was seen on time. I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Lakhani. He is very caring, and after seeing several other doctors, he was able to diagnose my condition. He scheduled my procedure in a timely manner and was very knowledgable. I will definitely refer my friends and family to him."
  • "Dr. Patel is one of the kindest knowledgable doctors I have ever been to! She goes above and beyond! I would recommend her to anyone looking for a good doctor."


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Important Announcement! 

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Gastro Health effective September 1, 2021 and will begin conducting our practice under the name Gastro Health.

Gastro Health shares our patient-centered mission and this partnership reinforces our ongoing commitment to providing compassionate, personalized healthcare to our community.

Rest assured that:

• You will continue to work with the same trusted physicians and team in our office as you have in the past - all of our team members remain in their current roles.

• The comprehensive services we have provided in the past will continue.

• We will maintain operations in our current office location.

• Our phone number will stay the same.

Additionally, we are switching our computer systems to better serve our patients. Your check-in might take a little extra time. Thank you for your patience and understanding

Thank you for your continued collaboration and friendship. We look forward to continuing our positive relationship and are confident that our new partnership will serve us all well. If you have any questions about this exciting news, please do not hesitate to contact us at the office.