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We found 117 gastroenterologists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Allan Pratt, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Se
Chiago, IL
 

Dr. C. Pratt specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt's residency was performed at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darren Michael Brenner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Darren Brenner is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brenner's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, anorectal problems, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Brenner's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anorectal Problems, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Jay Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2335 - B S. Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. In Dr. Cotler's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cotler's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatitis B

Dr. Steven Lawrence Flamm, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Flamm is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Flamm attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has a special interest in hepatitis C, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and hepatitis B. Dr. Flamm accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flamm has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Upper Endoscopy, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Ruchim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 118
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ruchim is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. Dr. Ruchim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ruchim has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. In Dr. Bass's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass honors. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center -, Suite 2-e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Dr. Joseph John Karacic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street, Suite 2250; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Karacic works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Karacic's clinical interests: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Karacic's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh N Keswani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Keswani is an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Keswani include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), gastrointestinal cancer, and pancreatitis. Dr. Keswani's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Keswani performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Josh Levitsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Josh Levitsky is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His clinical interests include viral hepatitis, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and cirrhosis. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Levitsky is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Levitsky graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Upper Endoscopy, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary E Rinella, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Rinella is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Rinella attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include viral hepatitis, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and colonoscopy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinella (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rinella's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Hepatitis, Liver Biopsy, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Fishbein is 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Richard Vincent Benya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1740 W Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Benya practices adult gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Benya is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Peter F Whitington, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Whitington, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitington include liver transplant. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Whitington is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Whitington trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease

Dr. Leonard Kweku Baidoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leonard Baidoo's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Baidoo graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Oxford. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Baidoo has an open panel.

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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.