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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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Kagalwalla takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Pratt performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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

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

Dr. Scott Cotler's specialties are gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. He practices in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Cotler is especially interested in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Patient ratings for Dr. Cotler average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cotler has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Darren Michael Brenner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Darren Brenner is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Brenner's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and anorectal problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Brenner has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anorectal Problems, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ruchim's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Ruchim attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bass trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is affiliated with 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 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

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

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. His areas of expertise include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis C, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Flamm is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Flamm's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flamm honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Liver Biopsy, Liver ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Levitsky has a special interest in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), viral hepatitis, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Levitsky trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Karacic is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Karacic's areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karacic is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (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 a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), gastrointestinal cancer, and pancreatitis. Dr. Keswani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Keswani attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keswani's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fishbein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fishbein's residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 0.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Fishbein is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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 an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rinella include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), viral hepatitis, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rinella completed her residency training 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. Dr. Rinella's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Peter Whitington is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Whitington focuses on liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Whitington attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. Dr. Whitington's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Whitington honors. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Lisa Vanwagner practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Chicago, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis, and preventive care. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Vanwagner attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Vanwagner is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
251 Huron Galter Pavillion; 18th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ajmere is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ajmere graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Ajmere trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (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.