We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Johns Creek, GA.

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Dr. Walter C Ifeadike, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
3635 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard; Suite 150
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Walter Ifeadike is an adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Duluth, GA, Marietta, GA, and Decatur, GA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ifeadike is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Steven Liu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4310 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 180
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Steven Liu is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Patrice Genevieve Kruszewski, DO
Specializes in Urgent Care, Pediatric Gastroenterology
Childrens at Satellite Boulevard; 2660 Satellite Boulevard, Urgent Care Center
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Patrice Kruszewski is a physician who specializes in urgent care and pediatric gastroenterology. She accepts Coventry, Coventry HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Kruszewski is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Jeffrey Alan Blumenthal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3795 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Blumenthal is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Atlanta, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Marietta, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Blumenthal is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blumenthal takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Dr. Jay Alan Hochman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3795 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Jay Hochman sees patients in Atlanta, GA, Cumming, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Hochman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Seth Benjamin Marcus, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
4310 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 180
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Seth Marcus, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Johns Creek, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Marcus is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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