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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, and OSF Medical Group. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, Dr. Mahkri performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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

Dr. Khurram Qadir's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Qadir trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. David Zepeda is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Aurora, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zepeda at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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

Dr. Syed Zaidi practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zaidi takes 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rahim accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Mazhar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mazhar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Ernesto Anthony Godoy Romero, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Ernesto Godoy-Romero is a gastroenterologist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Rachna Arora practices adult gastroenterology. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Amar Bansal practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bansal honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. John Siegfried works as a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Siegfried is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siegfried attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Kabir Julka works as a gastroenterologist in Aurora, IL. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Julka attended medical school 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.