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We found 6 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Alpharetta, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA. On average, patients gave Dr. Cherner a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and hepatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Healthcare, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. Dr. Cherner studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Cumming, GA and Johns Creek, GA. Dr. Albert attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of the Witwatersrand for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Albert include pancreas problems, ulcers, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Albert has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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 practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Dr. Singh is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Neta J. Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College & Hospital, Jabalpur and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, 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 specializes in colon & rectal surgery and practices in Cumming, GA and Roswell, GA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Petrofski's professional affiliations include North Fulton Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Petrofski trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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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 areas of specialization are occupational medicine and family medicine; he sees patients in Cumming, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ragan include prostate problems, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and genital warts. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ragan studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, hemorrhoids

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
610 Peachtree Parkway; Suite 100
Cumming, GA
 

Dr. Renata Batko practices general internal medicine. Dr. Batko studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and Jagiellonian University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include prostate problems, menopause, and depression. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Batko speaks Polish. She is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Menopause, Depression, Nutrition Issues, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Executive ... (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.