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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. McConnie's clinical interests include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. McConnie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. McConnie's practice is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His clinical interests 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 Cook County Health & Hospitals System. Dr. Kagalwalla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school.

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

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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), food allergy, and eosinophilic esophagitis. 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. Dr. Pratt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pratt obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, food allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, Diagnostic Testing, ... (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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kahn obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is conversant in French. Dr. Kahn is affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. Dr. Alonso's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alonso speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Hector Hernandez practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. 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. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish.

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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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. 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: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Gastroesophageal reflux, cholestatic liver disease, primary sclerosing ... (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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Fishbein attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fishbein is rated 0.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishbein accepts. 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.

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

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

Dr. Ruba Azzam specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Evergreen Park, IL, Chicago, IL, and Palos Heights, IL. After attending the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Azzam completed her residency training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In her practice, Dr. Azzam focuses on pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. She takes Medicare insurance. She speaks Arabic. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Whitington is 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass liver transplant. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Whitington is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Whitington trained at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Richard Sandler is a pediatric gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional deficiencies, and abdominal pain. Dr. Sandler is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandler's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Anil Kesavan works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Oak Park, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kesavan is affiliated with Rush University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kesavan takes. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kesavan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew.

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

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He has a special interest in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil.

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

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, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Strople has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Strople takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She has a closed panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammad takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Mohammad's education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Brown focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. He has a closed panel. Dr. Brown's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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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