Gastroenterologist / Hepatologist
Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
Colorectal cancer screening, abdominal bloating dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease , diarrheal illness, irritable bowel syndrome, esophageal motility disorder, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, gallstone disease and acid induced disease.
University of Pittsburgh
Medical College of Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital –Residency, Fellowship Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
From an early age Dr. Rock was determined a physician, inspired by her father and idol, Dr. Leonard Rock, who was a community physician in their home town in the Laurel Mountains of Western Pennsylvania. His passion for helping those in their community by making house calls, delivering babies, and treating each person as an individual ignited her passion to become a world class Gastroenterologist.
Though she had the full support of her family, the path to becoming a Medical Doctor at that time for a women was very difficult. Nevertheless, this fueled her determination to not only succeed, but to thrive as a Medical Doctor. Dr. Rock studied pre-med at the University of Pittsburgh, where she was accepted into the Alpha Epislon Delta Premedical Fraternity, Beta Beta Biology Fraternity, and the MortarBoard Honorary Fraternity for Senior Women. Though she loved western Pennsylvania, she moved to Philadelphia when she was accepted to the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she graduated as one of five “Outstanding senior medical students in Internal Medicine”. She than completed her Residency and Fellowship at Temple University Hospital. While completing her Fellowship in Gastroenterology, she also performed research on gastro-motility as a NIH Fellow.
At the conclusion of her Fellowship Dr. Rock decided to follow her passion for helping people in the community. She left the city and headed out to the rural community outside of Philadelphia where she became a clinical gastroenterologist, and practiced as a member of PMA Medical Specialists LLC. Dr. Rock’s years of experience and training at Temple University Hospital brought the community world class healthcare including; the latest endoscopic techniques including endoscopic retrograde Cholangiopancreaty, Single balloon enteroscopy and Evaluation of the small bowel with Pill Cam, as well as best practice treatments for acid induced illnesses, gastrointestinal motility complications, and inflammatory bowel disease.