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We found 118 gastroenterologists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Michael Ruchim is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Chicago, IL. Dr. Ruchim obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ruchim is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan for residency. Dr. Kagalwalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

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

Dr. Darren Michael Brenner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Darren Brenner specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brenner include gastrointestinal bleeding, anorectal problems, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. Dr. Brenner is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brenner is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency.

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Clinical interests: Anorectal Problems, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Karacic's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Karacic is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Karacic honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Karacic attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Lawrence Flamm, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Flamm is an adult gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Flamm include hepatitis C, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and hepatitis B. Dr. Flamm accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Flamm has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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. Rajesh N Keswani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Keswani is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), gastrointestinal cancer, and pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keswani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and 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. Scott Jay Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2335 - B S. Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler is a gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Cotler takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Cotler attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cotler's hospital/clinic 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. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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

Dr. Josh Levitsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Josh Levitsky is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Levitsky attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levitsky include viral hepatitis, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and cirrhosis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levitsky takes. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. C. Pratt sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), food allergy, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

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 specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He practices in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Dr. Mary E Rinella, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
675 N. Saint Clair; Galter 17-250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Rinella works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Rinella's clinical interests include viral hepatitis, endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL), and colonoscopy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rinella (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with 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: Hepatitis, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Upper Endoscopy, Liver Biopsy, Liver Disease, Viral ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Beth Vanwagner, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 19th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Vanwagner's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Vanwagner's clinical interests include hepatitis, preventive care, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Laura H Yun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N. Saint Clair Street; Suite 1400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Yun is a gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Yun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yun obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Women's Health Issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Richard Benya is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Chicago, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Benya attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He is affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

Dr. Robin Randall Fintel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N. Saint Clair; Arkes 2220
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Robin Fintel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fintel's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: diarrhea, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fintel accepts. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fintel trained at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore for residency. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastritis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

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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.