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We found 31 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Dunwoody, GA.

Dr. James Richard Spivey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #350
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Spivey's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; he sees patients in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include hepatitis, liver tumor, and liver cancer. Dr. Spivey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Spivey honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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. Francis Edward Ii Levert II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Francis Levert is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Levert's clinical interests include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and colon cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Levert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Nutrition Issues, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan M Fixelle, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree - Dunwoody Road, Ne; Suite 270
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Alan Fixelle's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fixelle include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Fixelle takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Fixelle attended New York Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Hetal A Karsan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Hetal Karsan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Karsan attended Indiana University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karsan include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and hepatitis. Dr. Karsan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Karsan's professional affiliations include 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
5673 Peachtree Dunwwody Rd 350
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Joel Wedd is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver tumor. Dr. Wedd is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Holderness Medical Fellowship, University of North Carolina. Dr. Wedd is professionally affiliated with 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. David Harris Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Weinstein practices adult gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinstein include crohn's disease, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Weinstein is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Eugene Harold Hirsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Eugene Hirsh, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hirsh average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hirsh's areas of expertise include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsh accepts. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hirsh has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Stenosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hypertension, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Dana Bullock, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 270
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Melvin Bullock is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bullock include esophageal varices, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bullock honors. Dr. Bullock is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Bullock completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Bullock is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Stenosis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan M Ford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5673 Peachtree Dunwwody Rd 350
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ryan Ford, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Scottdale, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Ford performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Ford is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

Dr. Thomas P McGahan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas McGahan is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. McGahan attended Emory University School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in peptic ulcer, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. McGahan is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

Dr. Max A Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Max Shapiro's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include crohn's disease, colon problems, and endoscopy. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Endoscopy

Dr. Sonali Suresh Sakaria, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Sonali Sakaria, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Dunwoody, GA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sakaria's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, ulcers, and colonoscopy. She takes 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
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Julia Massaad works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Massaad speaks Arabic. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Massaad attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Massaad 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, peptic ulcer, 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. Tanvi Ashok Dhere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Tanvi Dhere practices adult gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA and Dunwoody, GA. These areas are among Dr. Dhere's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, peptic ulcer, and crohn's disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dhere takes. She graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Dhere trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, 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. Douglas Charles Wolf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Wolf practices adult gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Wolf is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Nikrad Shahnavaz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Nikrad Shahnavaz specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, colonoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Shahnavaz's professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Shahnavaz attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Shahnavaz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.