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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Hernandez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Berman's clinical interests 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Berman is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), 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's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Gunasekaran graduated from Madras Medical College. He trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran is professionally 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Shapiro graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shapiro completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Shapiro is 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Her clinical interests encompass endoscopy. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Gorla attended Andhra Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Gorla (or staff) speaks Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi. She 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Muska is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Muska honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Muska obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. He is 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Midwestern University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Aziz honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Aziz (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Aziz is 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences, Dr. Khan performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. 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 sees patients in Maywood, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Garcia-Alvarez attended the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks Spanish and Catalan. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

Dr. Richard Song specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Song is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Song's areas of expertise include colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Song attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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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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