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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 sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pratt has indicated that 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he 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)

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 practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology in Hazel Crest, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include diarrhea, polypectomy (polyp removal), and celiac disease. Dr. McConnie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Rush University Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McConnie's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency 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.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He graduated from Grant Medical College and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Eosinophilic esophagitis, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, allergic bowel ... (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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology in Chicago, IL. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Dr. Alonso's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Alonso trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Alonso accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplantation, Liver, Liver transplantation, liver disease, fulminant hepatitic failure, neonatal ... (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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kahn has indicated that her clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kahn attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), Clostridium difficile infection, ... (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' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He has indicated that 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 Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bass studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bass trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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
(708) 216-4403; (312) 996-7416

Dr. Hector Hernandez is a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He graduated from Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Whitington is especially interested in liver transplant. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Whitington is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is not accepting 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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Fishbein performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received a 0.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and United Healthcare HMO.

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

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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He studied medicine at Madras Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is conversant in Tamil. His professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Ruba Azzam is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She has a special interest in pancreas problems, hepatobiliary disorders, and liver transplant. Dr. Azzam accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. Dr. Azzam is conversant in Arabic.

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

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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Her clinical interests include 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. Dr. Strople is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Strople's medical residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Mohammad's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. He is 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 Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mohammad takes. Dr. Mohammad is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed his 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. Dr. Brown studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Richard Sandler's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Sandler has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional deficiencies, and abdominal pain. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MSU College of Human Medicine, Dr. Sandler attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally 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)

Valeria C Cohran MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
(773) 975-8729; (312) 227-4200

Dr. Valeria Cohran practices pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest 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 accepts. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Cohran is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Transplantation, Intestinal, Transplantation, Liver, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Short bowel ... (Read more)

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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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