We found 65 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Maywood, IL.

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Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kagalwalla's clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Kagalwalla's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S First Avenue; (15750 Marion Dr. Homer Glen, Il. 60491)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Losavio include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Losavio accepts. Dr. Losavio is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Fishbein's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fishbein is 0.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishbein's office for an appointment. 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. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Berman completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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. Scott J Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler, who practices in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology. Dr. Cotler obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is especially interested in hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Cotler has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatitis B

Dr. Jack Leya, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5000 S 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Jack Leya specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow, Dr. Leya performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leya honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is conversant in Polish. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He practices in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. His areas of expertise include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

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

Dr. Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S. 1st Avenue; Building 54, Room 167
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lena Palmer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Palmer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, malabsorption

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Weight Loss, Malabsorption

Dr. Neil Gupta, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Neil Gupta's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gupta completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Omar Khan, who practices in Burr Ridge, IL and Maywood, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Khan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Manfred Raiser's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Polish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raiser include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Raiser is affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He graduated from Heidelberg University. On average, patients gave Dr. Raiser a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Mukund Venu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 54 Room 167
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mukund Venu works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Venu include heartburn, vomiting, and anorectal manometry. Dr. Venu honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Venu attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Venu is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal motility disorders, vomiting, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Anorectal Manometry, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikhil J Shastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Nikhil Shastri is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shastri's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Shastri is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Janda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 425
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Janda's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Janda include colorectal problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Dr. Janda is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Janda has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Gallstones, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colorectal Problems, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marmy J Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue Room 167; Building 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Marmy Shah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Shah attended New York Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Shah speaks Gujarati.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Manometry, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Lesley Rhee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 101, Room 1739
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lesley Rhee's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Rhee is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Women's Health Issues, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (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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