We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HFN PPO near Maywood, IL.

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Berman is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 0.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Fishbein's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Fishbein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics and practices in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. In Dr. Gunasekaran's practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran speaks Tamil. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raiser include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Polish. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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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 Av; Suite 304
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Allen Rosenbaum works as a gastroenterologist in Berwyn, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenbaum include cancer screening, ulcers, and crohn's disease. Dr. Rosenbaum's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenbaum accepts. Dr. Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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. Jennie Ng Ng Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 102
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Jennie Ng, who practices in Riverside, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include liver disease and endoscopy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Ng is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Liver Disease, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Barkatullah's clinical interests: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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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. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3722 Harlem Avenue; Suite 201
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis works as an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. These areas are among Dr. Valaitis's clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectovaginal fistula

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

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gnerlich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Gnerlich is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Maywood, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Gnerlich's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Gnerlich's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Bile Duct ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Maywood, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Barsness's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Barsness attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is 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 A Freed, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Marc Freed is a general pediatrician in Riverside, IL. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freed include premature babies, heart problems, and nutrition counseling. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Freed attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Freed (or staff) speaks Arabic and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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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
North Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes' specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malhes include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Malhes is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

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

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Schneiderman speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Schneiderman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Brain Problems, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ellen Gruszka, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W Cermak Road
North Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Mary Gruszka's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gruszka include premature babies, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. Dr. Gruszka graduated from Rush Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Gruszka trained at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Gruszka is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Cerebral Palsy, Premature Babies, Attention ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey K Zawacki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
3245 S Grove Avenue; Suite 202
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zawacki's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zawacki at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass colorectal problems, rectal surgery, and intestinal (bowel) problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Zawacki speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ehtesham J Ghani, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9223 Ogden Avenue
Brookfield, IL
 

Dr. Ehtesham Ghani's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ghani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Ghani's areas of expertise include well woman gynecology, homeopathic treatment, and cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghani takes.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Holistic Approaches, Eating Disorders, Sclerotherapy, ... (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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