We found 50 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Melrose Park, 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 in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. His practice is open to 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, who practices in Lisle, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Losavio welcomes 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. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fishbein is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 0.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishbein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. James Berman is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He is an in-network provider for 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.

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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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system) and adult hepatology and practices in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Dr. Cotler is professionally affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Cotler attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Cotler has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. Dr. Leya's hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Leya graduated from Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is conversant in Polish.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Park Ridge, IL, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, and Maywood, IL. He has a special interest in heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. Dr. Gunasekaran 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. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17 West 755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Shivaji University and a graduate of Weiss Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Tilwalli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Lena Palmer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Maywood, IL. She is especially interested in celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. Dr. Palmer is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Palmer is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Gupta attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gupta include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gupta honors. 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Burr Ridge, IL and Maywood, IL. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colorectal cancer screening. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Khan attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Mukund Venu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venu include heartburn, vomiting, and anorectal manometry. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Venu studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Venu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Maywood, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Shastri include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Dr. Shastri takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. 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. Marmy J Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue Room 167; Building 54
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Marmy Shah specializes in adult gastroenterology. She obtained her medical school training at New York Medical College and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah is conversant in Gujarati. She is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rhee attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise consist of women's health issues, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. She takes 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: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Talal Sunbulli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10500 S Cicero
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Talal Sunbulli is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunbulli honors. Dr. Sunbulli is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. He is conversant in Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Palos Community Hospital and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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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