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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Bradley Shapiro works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Shapiro studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shapiro include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shapiro takes. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics; she sees patients in Chicago, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Hoffman Estates, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorla include endoscopy. Dr. Gorla's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorla accepts. 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.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muska include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Muska's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Muska's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Aziz include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Midwestern University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatrician in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Catalan. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez's professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Garcia-Alvarez attended medical school at the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Richard Song practices adult gastroenterology in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Song's clinical interests encompass colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Song's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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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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