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We found 34 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Hoscheit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alasadi has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Tamer Atassi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Joliet, IL and Lemont, IL. His clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Atassi is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Piedra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Piedra average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mozwecz honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

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

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

Dr. Andelka Losavio is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

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

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

Dr. William Mourad is an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Mourad is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Dr. Kashyap Katwala is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Katwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katwala accepts.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Adam Klugman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Klugman takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Klugman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Rush University Medical Center.

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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 is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ali accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Spalding Drive; Suite 208
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Alan Wang is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include celiac disease and nutrition issues. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues

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

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Barkatullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Barkatullah 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 area of specialization is general pediatrics. In addition to English, Dr. Doman speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Doman obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 specializes in pediatric emergency medicine and practices in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Tang's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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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 specializes in general pediatrics. Dr. Hamilton's areas of expertise include the following: abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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.