We found 25 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and 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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Yen is an adult gastroenterologist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. He is especially interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Yen is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Yen trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks French. Clinical interests for Dr. Borkar include colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Boston Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Borkar's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borkar takes.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Glenview, IL and Skokie, IL. Dr. Qazi's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Qazi attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Qazi is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Evanston, IL and Highland Park, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Goldberg graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Goldberg has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. In her practice, Dr. Scheich focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scheich's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Scheich is not accepting new patients at this time. She studied medicine at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Tufts Medical Center for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Bennett Plotnick works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Plotnick average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plotnick attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Dr. Strople's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Labowitz include inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Biank include abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He is professionally 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Stevoff's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stevoff is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Reynolds obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds takes. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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' specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Agos include gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. Dr. Agos is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Marshall Baker, who practices in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Baker's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal surgery and pancreatic cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes. He obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Surgery

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

Dr. Sara Star is a specialist in adolescent medicine. In Dr. Star's practice, she is particularly interested in sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She 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. Dr. Star's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Newman attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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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