We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Preferred Plan Inc. EPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hernandez trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hernandez is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Berman is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Berman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunasekaran include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Madras Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Gunasekaran completed residency programs 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. He is conversant in Tamil. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro is a gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Shapiro performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. She is especially interested in endoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gorla's education and training includes medical school at Andhra Medical College and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Gorla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. Dr. Gorla is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Muska performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Muska include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Muska average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muska accepts. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Aziz attended medical school at Midwestern University. Dr. Aziz has a special interest in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Aziz is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatrician. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Catalan. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Garcia-Alvarez graduated from the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garcia-Alvarez takes.

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Dr. Richard Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Richard Song's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy. Dr. Song is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Song honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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