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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Libertyville, IL.

Dr. Adrienne M Scheich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1475 E. Belvidere Road
Grayslake, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Scheich's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scheich include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scheich is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Vincent F Biank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
830 W. End Court; Suite 500
Vernon Hills, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biank accepts. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

Dr. Syed Murtuza Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
45 Tower Court
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Syed Hussain is a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hussain attended medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Hussain's training includes a residency program at Baystate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati (UC) Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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

Dr. Frank Martini practices gastroenterology (digestive system). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Martini trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Martini's office for an appointment.

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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. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N Westmoreland; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Reynolds is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 110
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. Dr. Kabre is especially interested in surgical procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kabre is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (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 chest surgeon. Dr. Decamp is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decamp takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decamp's 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)

Dr. Jerry X Liu, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Jerry Liu is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Libertyville, IL, Barrington, IL, and McHenry, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Liu's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and Centegra Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Liu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer

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

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. 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. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting 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. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
660 North Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Abdullah focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Abdullah trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He 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. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Avenue, Suite 110; 660 N Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. Dr. Lautz 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. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lautz attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Lautz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Posner is a radiation oncology specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Posner is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and 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 is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Posner's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. John Andrews is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Andrews attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and soft tissue tumor. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Andrews is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He welcomes new patients.

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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
801 S Milwaukee Avenue; Radiation Oncology Department Building 880
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman works as a radiation oncologist in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coleman takes. 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. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (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's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplan speaks Hebrew. His clinical interests include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Kaplan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dean G Tsarwhas, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1800 Hollister Drive; Suite 112
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Dean Tsarwhas' specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Tsarwhas's clinical interests include lung cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, and breast cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Tsarwhas has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Lung Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Prostate ... (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.