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We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Northbrook, IL.

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Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass, who practices in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople sees patients in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Strople's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Strople attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Adrienne M Scheich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Scheich's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Scheich include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She graduated from Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Scheich takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Vincent F Biank, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Biank is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for residency. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Clinical interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Sona Young's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Young attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2180 Pfingsten Road; Room B0000, Cubicle B027g
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Cordova practices pediatric gastroenterology in Glenview, IL, Highland Park, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Cordova studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cordova completed a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.