We found 33 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PHCS PPO near Bolingbrook, IL.

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Alasadi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Piedra attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Fallah's clinical interests: heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Fallah is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Katwala include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Katwala is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Katwala accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam D Klugman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Adam Klugman works as an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. Dr. Klugman takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Klugman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Ali honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan H Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alan Wang is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in celiac disease and nutrition issues. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues

Dr. Tamer Atassi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Lemont, IL
 

Dr. Tamer Atassi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Atassi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Atassi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Asad Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. William Mourad is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Mourad is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameer A Barkatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
396 Remington Boulevard; Suite 260
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Barkatullah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barkatullah attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tang attended Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
260 South Schmidt Road; Suite D
Bolingbrook, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton works as a pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hamilton attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, Weight ... (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.