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Charles Allan Pratt MD, MPH
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 SE
Chiago, IL
(312) 227-0300; (630) 933-6631

Dr. C. Pratt works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Pratt's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), food allergy, and eosinophilic esophagitis. 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. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, Diagnostic Testing, ... (Read more)

Randolph Michael McConnie MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1725 W. Harrison Street; Suite 946
Chicago, IL
(708) 798-8112; (312) 942-2889

Dr. Randolph McConnie specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Hazel Crest, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. McConnie (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McConnie's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Celiac disease, Colonoscopy, Crohn's disease, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla MD, MBBS
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1900 West Polk Street; 11th floor
Chicago, IL
(312) 864-6000; (312) 864-4116

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kagalwalla include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Kagalwalla trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla accepts.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, allergic bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Stacy A Kahn MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
150 E. Huron Street; Suite 900
Chicago, IL
(773) 702-6418; (773) 288-6900

Dr. Stacy Kahn practices pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kahn trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Clostridium difficile infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Estella Maria (Marie) Alonso MD
Specializes in Adult Hepatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4354; (312) 227-4200

Dr. Estella Alonso specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In Dr. Alonso's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alonso is accepting new patients. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Transplantation, Liver, Liver transplantation, liver disease, fulminant hepatitic failure, neonatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 327-2101; (312) 227-4200

Dr. Lee Bass is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bass attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass accepts.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal reflux, cholestatic liver disease, primary sclerosing ... (Read more)

Hector M Hernandez MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center -, Suite 2-E
Chicago, IL
(312) 996-7416; (708) 216-4403

Dr. Hector Hernandez's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Hernandez studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez honors. Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Ruba Khader Azzam MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
5841 S Maryland Avenue # MC1099; MC 4065
Chicago, IL
(773) 702-6418

Dr. Ruba Azzam works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. Dr. Azzam accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing her residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Dr. Azzam attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric hepatobiliary diseases, Pediatric liver transplantation, Pancreatic diseases, General ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter F Whitington MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4643; (312) 227-4000

Dr. Peter Whitington is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Whitington trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. In his practice, Dr. Whitington focuses on liver transplant. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Whitington has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Transplantation, Liver, Transplantation, liver diseases, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Liver ... (Read more)

Mark H Fishbein MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(217) 545-0702; (312) 227-0300

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Fishbein average 0.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Feeding aversion, extreme food selectivity, food chaining, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Richard H Sandler MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1725 W. Harrison Avenue
Chicago, IL
(312) 942-2889

Dr. Richard Sandler is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In Dr. Sandler's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional deficiencies, and abdominal pain. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sandler accepts. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Sandler is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Pain, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Neurological Complications - ... (Read more)

Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran MD, FAAP
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 West Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center -, Suite 2-E
Chicago, IL
(847) 723-7700; (312) 996-7416

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran sees patients in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Madras Medical College and residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn in Children and Adolescents, Reflux Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1725 W. Harrison Street; Suite 710, Professional Building
Chicago, IL
(312) 942-3034

Dr. Anil Kesavan is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kesavan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kesavan include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kesavan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, Humana Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Celiac disease, Colonoscopy, Constipation, Crohn's disease, Diarrhea, Endoscopy, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3rd Floor East
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4354; (847) 486-6550

Dr. Jennifer Strople is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Strople include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strople honors. Unfortunately, Dr. Strople is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, outcomes research, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Saeed Mohammad MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 E. Superior Street
Chicago, IL
(312) 227-0300; (773) 327-2021

Dr. Saeed Mohammad, who practices in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mohammad include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Before performing his residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Mohammad attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mohammad honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Liver disease; liver transplantation, outcomes research, Clinical ... (Read more)

Jeffrey B Brown MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 880-4938; (773) 327-2021

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Brown attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Brown is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel disease

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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