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We found 23 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HealthSmart near Addison, IL.

Dr. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. Dr. Parekh completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Parekh include esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Patient reviews placed Dr. Parekh at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, ... (Read more)

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. James Berman works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
701 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended Madras Medical College for medical school. Dr. Gunasekaran has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1845 W Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. John Moran is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Addison, IL. Dr. Moran's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Moran's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Ball Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Liver Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Before performing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tilwalli attended Shivaji University for medical school. In Dr. Tilwalli's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tilwalli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Muska average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muska is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Muska graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. David J Sales, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. David Sales specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Sales is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), flexible sigmoidoscopy, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sales's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Sales has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Polypectomy, Liver Disease, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trl Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta is a gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lagattuta's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lagattuta attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Upper Endoscopy, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aziz include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Aziz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Carl J Albun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Carl Albun specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Albun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer screening, dysplasia, and liver disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, Cancer Screening, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ajay Bajaj specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Chicago Medical School, Dr. Bajaj attended medical school at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Dr. Bajaj has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Bajaj is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: ERCP, Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Problems

Dr. Jerrold L Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 304, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Jerold Schwartz specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Upper Endoscopy, Polypectomy, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 705b, Eberle Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan, who practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Mandeep S Kohli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 301
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Mandeep Kohli sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kohli trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kohli's clinical interests include diabetes, cancer screening, and cardiac risk reduction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, and Edward-Elmhurst Health. Dr. Kohli is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Osteopathic Medicine, Heart Problems, Diabetes, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter C Rantis Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Biesterfield Road; Suite 101, Wimmer Building
Elk Grove Village, IL
 

Dr. Peter Rantis is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rantis include anorectal surgery, colon surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rantis takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Rantis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Colon ... (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.