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We found 86 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana HMO near Hinsdale, IL.

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. He completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to 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. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 204
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Alasadi obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to 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. Scott Jay Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. In Dr. Cotler's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Cotler's professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Neil Gupta works as an adult gastroenterologist in Maywood, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Dr. Gupta is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He 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. Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lena Palmer's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Palmer's clinical interests include celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, malabsorption

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

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Fishbein is 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Richard Vincent Benya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Richard Benya practices adult gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Burr Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Benya is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

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

Dr. James Berman's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Berman graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the following distinction: 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Losavio accepts. She is open to new patients. Dr. Losavio 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.

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

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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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Mourad attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Mourad's clinical interests: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mourad takes. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Mourad is open to 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. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. In his practice, he is particularly interested in 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 professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Naperville, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Katwala's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, gallbladder problems, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Katwala is accepting 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Klugman's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Klugman attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes 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 sees patients in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tilwalli is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Tilwalli attended Shivaji University for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) is conversant in Marathi, Spanish, and Polish.

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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.