Richard T. Wille, MD

RICHARD T. WILLE, MD is American Board of Internal Medicine certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Wille completed his undergraduate studies at Wayne State University. He attended the University of Michigan for medical school, Internal Medicine residency and fellowship training in Gastroenterology/Hepatology. He also served as Chief Medical Resident in 1993. Dr. Wille has a special interest in biliary and pancreatic disease and training in endoscopic ultrasound and is currently the Director of the Endoscopy Unit at William Beaumont Hospital, Troy. Dr. Wille has presented papers at national conferences on gastrointestinal diseases. He performs all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures. Dr. Wille is on staff at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy.

Hello, my name is Richard Wille. I’m a gastroenterologist with the Center for Digestive Health group. I’ve been a member of the group for about 20 years now. Originally graduated from the University of Michigan. After I did internal medicine at U of M, I went on to do my GI specialty training at the University of Michigan. Then I came out here to Troy Beaumont and Center for Digestive Health.

The reason I went into becoming a physician was that I love to communicate and talk to people and to allow them to understand what’s going on and what’s causing their symptoms and how we can treat those and how we can improve their current symptoms and situation. I became a gastroenterologist after doing research at the University of Michigan on colon cancer, the genetics of colon cancer, in a lab. I got to spend a lot of time with GI doctors there, so I became more and more interested in it.

I really love the time that I get to spend and teaching patients. I’m involved in several things outside of the office where I teach high school students. I also like to teach my patients about what disease they have and how we can best improve their symptoms. I think my best advice to people for health is that if you think something’s wrong, come in and see us, talk to us. Don’t ignore it. You know what’s right for you and what’s not right. Come in and talk to us and we can either tell you whether that might be normal or not normal. And we can go from there and decide if any other further testing needs to be done or not.