We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Lake Forest, IL.

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

Dr. Frank Martini specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Martini at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martini trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Martini's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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

All 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 clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Troy has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Troy attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Troy is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Reynolds completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Dr. Decamp is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness, who practices in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Barsness include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Freilich is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Freilich's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Weight Loss, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner's specialty is radiation oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Posner performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Posner's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. John R Andrews, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. John Andrews is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and soft tissue tumor. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews honors. Dr. Andrews graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anorectal problems, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncology specialist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coleman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (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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