We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO 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 practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Lake Forest, IL and Grayslake, IL. Dr. Martini's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Martini an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tara Troy is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Troy is rated highly by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Troy include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Troy has an open panel. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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 areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Reynolds attended Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Edward Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Kaplan include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Kaplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barsness's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Marc Posner's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Dr. Posner's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Posner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coleman include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Coleman attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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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 physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Andrews is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include thyroid problems, anal fistula, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Andrews's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Sarah Abbie Collins, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Collins practices urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Collins include minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Collins is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Collins graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Guinn Mueller, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Mueller specializes in urogynecology and practices in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina E Lewicky-Gaupp, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Injuries, Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Kenton specializes in urogynecology. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Kenton's residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Kenton is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic Surgery, Injuries, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Malcolm Decamp's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Decamp attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Decamp completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Decamp has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

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