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We found 55 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Downers Grove, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla takes. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Geneva, IL. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoscheit's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alasadi is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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. 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. Dr. Fishbein has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Piedra include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Piedra attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz sees patients in Naperville, IL, Geneva, IL, and Lisle, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Mozwecz accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio sees patients in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Fallah is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fallah is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. William Asad Mourad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. William Mourad is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Mourad attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mourad honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria Jean Caruso, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Gloria Caruso sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Caruso include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and ulcers. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruso honors. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Caruso is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Kashyap N Katwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Kashyap Katwala's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Katwala's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Katwala welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam D Klugman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Adam Klugman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Klugman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Klugman include heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Klugman is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Rafi Mohammed Ali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rafi Ali is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Naperville, IL, Lisle, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He graduated from Shivaji University and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.