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We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept PHCS POS near Chicago, IL.

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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. Estella Maria Alonso, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Estella Alonso works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Chicago, IL. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alonso include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Alonso is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alonso is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Research, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He 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 graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Fishbein completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is rated 0.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jeffrey B Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown sees patients in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In Dr. Brown's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatrician in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gunasekaran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Madras Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Valeria C Cohran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Valeria Cohran, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohran include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohran takes. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cohran has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Short Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3rd Floor East
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Strople's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Strople attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Maria Triantafyllopoulou Greene, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Greene, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Greene is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Greene speaks Greek. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Swallowing Problems

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

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. She is especially interested in endoscopy. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Gorla is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Gorla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

Dr. Barry K Wershil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barry Wershil is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Wershil attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and eosinophilic esophagitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Wershil has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Miguel Saps, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Miguel Saps is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Saps include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Saps is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Saps (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Catalan. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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.