We found 84 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Premier near Hinsdale, IL.

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

Dr. James Berman is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Berman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, 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. Scott J Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Cotler is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cotler trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cotler honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Richard Benya is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benya include heartburn, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benya attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Benya is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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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. Jack Leya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Jack Leya works as an adult gastroenterologist. He attended Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow for medical school and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Leya at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Leya speaks Polish. He is professionally 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. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunasekaran accepts. He graduated from Madras Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gunasekaran trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran's hospital/clinic 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. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Fishbein's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. 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. His average rating from his patients is 0.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishbein honors. Dr. Fishbein is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. After attending the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kagalwalla completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tilwalli obtained his medical school training at Shivaji University and performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. 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

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

Dr. Lena Palmer, who practices in Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Dr. Palmer completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Palmer 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. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3825 Highland Avenue; Suite 310
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Alasadi include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alasadi has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Neil Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Neil Gupta's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Dr. Gupta is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Gupta's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 310
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Losavio's 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. Omar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6800 N. Frontage Road
Burr Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Omar Khan is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Burr Ridge, IL and Maywood, IL. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Khan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Manfred Raiser specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Raiser graduated from Heidelberg University. His areas of expertise consist of ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. He is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, 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. Mukund Venu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mukund Venu is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Venu include heartburn, vomiting, and anorectal manometry. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Venu takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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

Dr. Nikhil Shastri is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shastri attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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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)

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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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