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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 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. Francis Edward Ii Levert II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
5673 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; Suite 500
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Francis Levert's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Levert's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, hepatitis, and colon cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levert honors. After attending Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, malabsorption, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), 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 sees patients in Atlanta, GA and Alpharetta, GA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fixelle is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and WellStar. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fixelle has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 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
5673 Peachtree Dunwwody Rd 350
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. David Harris Weinstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. David Weinstein specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Weinstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinstein include crohn's disease, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Weinstein's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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. Ryan M Ford, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
5673 Peachtree Dunwwody Rd 350
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. Eugene Harold Hirsh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Eugene Hirsh's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Hirsh studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hirsh has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hirsh honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal motility disorders, 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bullock include esophageal varices, ulcers, and colon cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bullock's education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, 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. Thomas P McGahan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5669 Peachtree Dunwoody Road; #210
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Thomas McGahan is an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. McGahan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in colonoscopy and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. McGahan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. McGahan is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Max Shapiro's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in crohn's disease, colon problems, and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Shapiro graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. The average patient rating for Dr. Shapiro is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shapiro takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 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
4555 N. Shallowford Road
Dunwoody, 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. 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. 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. Douglas Charles Wolf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5671 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Ne; Suite 600
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Wolf is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Wolf is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wolf attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA and Dunwoody, GA. These areas are among Dr. Shahnavaz's clinical interests: colon cancer, colonoscopy, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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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.