We found 24 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept First Health PPO near La Grange, IL.

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

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Shivaji University and a graduate of Weiss Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Tilwalli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raiser include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Raiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Allen Jerome Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3340 Oak Park Avenue; Suite 304
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Allen Rosenbaum works as a gastroenterologist in Berwyn, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosenbaum include cancer screening, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart. Dr. Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Rosenbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, Crohn's disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Janda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 425
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Janda is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal problems, ulcers, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Janda takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Janda studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Gallstones, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colorectal Problems, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Ajay Bajaj practices adult gastroenterology in Burbank, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Polish. His professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. Dr. Bajaj graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Bajaj is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: ERCP, Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Problems

Dr. Sameer A Barkatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah works as a gastroenterologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennie Ng Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3722 So Harlem Ave----suite 102
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Jennie Ng specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Riverside, IL. In her practice, Dr. Ng focuses on liver disease and endoscopy. Dr. Ng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Liver Disease, Endoscopy

Dr. Suriya V Sastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6900 Madison Street; Suite 102
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suriya Sastri is an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago Heights, IL, Willowbrook, IL, and Hazel Crest, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Dr. Sastri has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sastri is a graduate of Madras Medical College. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Pain, Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 380
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis is an urogynecology specialist. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Valaitis is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Valaitis has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Issa Nawas, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5101 Willow Springs Road; Cardiac Surgery Department
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sammy Nawas practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nawas include esophageal cancer, lung problems, and hiatal hernia. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Nawas is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Palos Community Hospital. Dr. Nawas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Cancer, Hiatal Hernia

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica practices family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woznica include disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. Dr. Woznica accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Woznica speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. William B Frymark Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #290
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. William Frymark, who practices in La Grange, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His clinical interests include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frymark honors. Dr. Frymark attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Skin Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S. Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf specializes in family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care) and practices in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. His areas of expertise include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yousuf takes. Dr. Yousuf attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Moran's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Freed, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Marc Freed practices general pediatrics in Riverside, IL. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include heart problems, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Freed is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Freed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freed (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, Intestinal Problems, Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes practices general pediatrics. Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic. His areas of expertise include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Malhes accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (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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