We found 48 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Melrose Park, IL.

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

Dr. James Berman practices pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Berman obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. The average patient rating for Dr. Berman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. 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 gastroenterology specialist. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 0.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishbein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is open to new patients.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. Dr. Gunasekaran studied medicine at Madras Medical College. He trained at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lena Brice Palmer, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S. 1st Avenue; Building 54, Room 167
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Lena Palmer practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Palmer is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, malabsorption

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

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

Dr. Scott Cotler is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Cotler has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cotler is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), 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 and practices in Hines, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Leya's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leya include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Leya is a graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Polish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Shivaji University for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Nikhil Shastri is a Maywood, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shastri's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He is 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. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Saint Anthony Hospital (Chicago), and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Neil Gupta is a Maywood, IL physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and 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. Marmyben J Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue Room 167; Building 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Marmy Shah is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she 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. Mukund Venu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 54 Room 167
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Mukund Venu is a gastroenterologist in Maywood, IL. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Venu include heartburn, vomiting, and anorectal manometry. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is 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. Talal Sunbulli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10500 S Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Talal Sunbulli's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Sunbulli is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mueller, MS, MD
Specializes in Urology, Urogynecology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Mueller sees patients in Maywood, IL and Oak Lawn, IL. Her medical specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and urogynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Mueller include laparoscopic hysterectomy, fistula, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mueller attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Mueller is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Enterocele Repair, Urinary Incontinence, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Abdullah attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdullah include surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Abdullah is accepting 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)

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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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