We found 67 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Hines, IL.

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2160 S First Avenue; (17w740 22nd Street, Oakbrook Terrace, Il. 60181)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Berman is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 0.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Fishbein's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Fishbein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics and practices in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. In Dr. Gunasekaran's practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

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

Dr. Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lena Palmer's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Palmer include celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Palmer graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, malabsorption

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Weight Loss, Malabsorption

Dr. Scott J Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cotler's clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Dr. Cotler is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Cotler attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatitis B

Dr. Jack Leya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jack Leya's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow. For his residency, Dr. Leya trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Leya include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leya takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Polish. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raiser include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Polish. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Nikhil J Shastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nikhil Shastri is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shastri include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Dr. Shastri is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago), and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kagalwalla completed residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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

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

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S First Avenue; (15750 Marion Dr. Homer Glen, Il. 60491)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among Dr. Losavio's clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Losavio is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Neil Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Neil Gupta is a gastroenterologist in Maywood, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gupta attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Gupta honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Marmyben J Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Marmy Shah sees patients in Maywood, IL. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shah attended medical school at New York Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Shah trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Manometry, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukund Venu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mukund Venu is a Maywood, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Venu trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Venu include heartburn, vomiting, and anorectal manometry. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Venu is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, vomiting, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Anorectal Manometry, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility ... (Read more)

Dr. David Philip Gerard, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
333 Chestnut Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. David Gerard sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise consist of diarrhea, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gerard is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Ulcers, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Sameer A Barkatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Barkatullah's clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Suriya V Sastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6900 Madison Street; Suite 102
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suriya Sastri is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sastri's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and liver disease. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Madras Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil. Dr. Sastri is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Pain, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Problems, Endoscopy

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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.

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