We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Aurora, IL.

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Dr. Mohammed Asif Mahkri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2020 Ogden Avenue; Suite 400
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Mahkri is a gastroenterologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Mahkri studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. His training includes a residency program at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Mahkri's hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1315 N Highland Avenue; Suite 105
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Khurram Qadir's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. Dr. Qadir is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. For his professional training, Dr. Qadir completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1256 Waterford Drive; Suite 120
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Syed Zaidi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zaidi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1256 Waterford Drive; Suite 120
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Tariq Rahim is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahim takes.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. David Zepeda practices adult gastroenterology in Aurora, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zepeda attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Mazhar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Aurora, IL. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mazhar graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ernesto Godoy-Romero is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Rachna Arora is an Aurora, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arora graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. John Siegfried specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Aurora, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient ratings for Dr. Siegfried average 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegfried accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Amar Bansal's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bansal accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Kabir Julka practices adult gastroenterology in Aurora, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Julka studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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