We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

Dr. Alexander Steve Tosiou, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Alex Tosiou's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Tosiou performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tosiou accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Mark D Blitstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Mark Blitstein's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blitstein include capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. Dr. Blitstein has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blitstein is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Frank G Martini, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini is a physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Martini attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Martini is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara N Troy, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tara Troy's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Troy has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Troy takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at Rush Medical College. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. John Nicholas N Gaetano, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Hepatology
800 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. John Gaetano practices gastroenterology (digestive system) and hepatology (liver disease). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Gaetano accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gaetano attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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.