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' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bass takes. Before performing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Bass attended Rush Medical College for medical school.

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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 sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Yen obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts 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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Borkar speaks French. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Borkar attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Qazi attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Qazi is 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. His areas of expertise include pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Goldberg graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Goldberg trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. He 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

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

Dr. Bennett Plotnick is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plotnick include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Plotnick is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plotnick is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

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

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

Dr. Adrienne Scheich's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheich attended Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Scheich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Jennifer Strople, who practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Strople honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Labowitz trained at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Labowitz's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Labowitz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally 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 medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Biank's areas of expertise consist of abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Biank 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. Dr. Stevoff's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Stevoff attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stevoff's office for an appointment.

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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 practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Reynolds's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She 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. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She welcomes 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' area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Agos's clinical interests: gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Agos 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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Vernon Hills, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include gastrointestinal surgery and pancreatic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker honors.

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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, who practices in Highland Park, IL, West Highland Park, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in adolescent medicine. She is especially interested in sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Dr. Star takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Star is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

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

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Barsness performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (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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