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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mahkri attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. His professional 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 is an Aurora, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Qadir completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 North Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. David Zepeda is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Zepeda highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Syed Zaidi, who practices in Aurora, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Zaidi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Tariq Rahim practices 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. Sameer Mazhar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazhar takes. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Godoy-Romero 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. Rachna Arora's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Arora accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL
 

Dr. Amar Bansal is an adult gastroenterologist in Aurora, IL. He accepts 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Siegfried graduated from 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from 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.