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We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Gold near Cumming, GA.

Dr. Jay Arthur Cherner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
960 Sanders Road; Suite 800
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Jay Cherner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cherner obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He is especially interested in heartburn, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cherner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Emory Healthcare, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Hepatitis, Heartburn, Acid Reflux

Dr. Clive Albert, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1100 Northside Forsyth Drive; Suite 330
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Clive Albert's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand. Dr. Albert's clinical interests include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Albert has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, colorectal cancer, colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Stenosis, Colitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ranvir Singh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 2850
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Ranvir Singh is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cumming, GA and Johns Creek, GA. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. He attended Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur and then went on to complete his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Alexander Petrofski, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1505 Northside Boulevard; Suite 1900
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Jason Petrofski's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Petrofski's clinical interests include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with North Fulton Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. David Arnel Ragan, MPH, MD, DO
Specializes in Occupational Medicine, Family Medicine
610 Preachtree Pkwy Street; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. David Ragan's specialties are occupational medicine and family medicine. His areas of expertise include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and genital warts. Dr. Ragan is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ragan takes.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Genital Warts, ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.