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We found 64 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Decatur, GA.

Dr. Field Farrar Willingham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road; Building B Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Field Willingham is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Willingham's clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Willingham is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Richard Spivey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Building B
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Spivey practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His clinical interests include hepatitis, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Spivey is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spivey attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. He has received distinctions including House Officer Teaching Award, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; Osler Award, Department of Medicine, Bowman Gray School of Medicine; and Outstanding Resident in Internal Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Norman L Elliott, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 Peachtree Street Ne, Emory University Hospital, Midtown; Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Norman Elliott's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Elliott is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Elliott has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Endoscopy

Dr. Hetal A Karsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Hetal Karsan practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology in Atlanta, GA. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Karsan attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and hepatitis. Dr. Karsan's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Patrick Wedd, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite A1500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joel Wedd practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wedd include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Wedd attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Holderness Medical Fellowship, University of North Carolina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan M Ford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
1365 Clifton Road; 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ryan Ford practices adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ford include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver cancer. Dr. Ford's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ford include: Medical Director of the Center for Viral Hepatitis, EUH Midtown; Director of Emory Transplant Center Grand Rounds; and Attending of the Year Emory, Digestive Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robin Elizabeth Rutherford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Suite B1266
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Robin Rutherford's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in colon cancer, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Rutherford's professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jay Arthur Cherner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3491 Buckhead Loop
Atlanta, 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. Steven Jay Morris, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 Peachtree Street Ne, Emory University Hospital, Midtown; Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Steven Morris is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Atlanta, GA. His clinical interests include photodynamic therapy (PDT), inflammatory bowel disease, and endoscopy. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Morris is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morris's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Photodynamic Therapy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Enrique Martinez practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Martinez attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in hepatitis, colon cancer, and acid reflux (GERD). Patients gave Dr. Martinez an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Transplant, Hypertension, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer

Dr. Sonali Suresh Sakaria, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road Ne; Clinic B - Suite 1200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sonali Sakaria is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Sakaria studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sakaria trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and colonoscopy. Dr. Sakaria accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Tumor, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia F F Massaad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Julia Massaad, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Dunwoody, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Massaad speaks Arabic. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and ulcers. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Massaad graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, colon cancer, small intestine disorders, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Stenosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A Fox, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
550 Peachtree Street; Suite 1600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Fox specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Fox speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Colitis, Liver Cancer, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. Tanvi Ashok Dhere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Tanvi Dhere practices adult gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA and Dunwoody, GA. Dr. Dhere's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Her professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Small Intestine Disorders, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Tumor, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven A Keilin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Steven Keilin is an adult gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and colon cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Keilin is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Keilin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, small intestine disorders, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Hypertension, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer A Christie, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1365 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Jennifer Christie is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Christie include colon cancer, women's health issues, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal Motility ... (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.