We found 25 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Northbrook, IL.

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

Dr. Eugene Yen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yen is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has a special interest in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Monica Borkar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in French. Clinical interests for Dr. Borkar include colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Borkar is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Borkar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Baseer M Qazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2501 Compass Road; Suite 130
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Baseer Qazi is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Glenview, IL. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Qazi is affiliated with Mercy Health System, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System. Dr. Qazi is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Goldberg sees patients in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. Dr. Goldberg accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Goldberg attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Goldberg has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

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

Dr. Adrienne Scheich works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scheich include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Scheich is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Lee Bass sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bass has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9700 Kenton Avenue; #302
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Bennett Plotnick works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Plotnick has a special interest in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Plotnick attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Jennifer Strople practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Strople include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Strople graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Strople completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labowitz include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labowitz is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center's residency program.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Vincent Biank is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Evanston, IL, Skokie, IL, and Glenview, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biank takes. Dr. Biank graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford. Dr. Biank's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

Dr. Christian G Stevoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Christian Stevoff specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stevoff include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stevoff takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, colon polyps, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds works as a pediatric general surgeon. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Agos is a general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Lincolnwood, IL, and Skokie, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agos honors. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Agos completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Greek. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia

Dr. Sara Star Nussbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1160 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Sara Star practices adolescent medicine in Highland Park, IL, West Highland Park, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Star obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Star is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Steven Bernard Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Newman's clinical interests include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman takes. Dr. Newman is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2100 Pfingsten Road
Glenbrook, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah works as a pediatric general surgeon. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Abdullah has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 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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