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

Dr. Mark Fishbein works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fishbein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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. His average rating from his patients is 0.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishbein honors. Dr. Fishbein is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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. 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. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Cohran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Cohran is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

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

Dr. Lee Bass sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

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

Dr. Maria Greene is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). Before completing her residency at Monmouth Medical Center, Dr. Greene attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Her clinical interests include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Greene honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Greek. Dr. Greene is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kagalwalla completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Strople practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Strople include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Strople graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Strople completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Jeffrey Brown, who practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brown completed a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Barry Wershil works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and eosinophilic esophagitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Wershil completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Wershil is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems

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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.
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