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We found 27 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Northbrook, IL.

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

Dr. Lee Bass specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is 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

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

Dr. Monica Borkar is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Glenview, IL and Vernon Hills, IL. She has a special interest in colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borkar honors. Dr. Borkar obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. She speaks French. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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

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

Dr. Eugene Yen specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Yen attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes 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

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 and Skokie, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Qazi include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Qazi is affiliated with Mercy Health System, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Qazi trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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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)

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

Dr. Jennifer Strople specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Strople's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

All Interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Michael Goldberg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Goldberg attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Goldberg is especially interested in pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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

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

Dr. Bennett Plotnick's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Plotnick focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Plotnick trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Adrienne M Scheich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Scheich practices pediatric gastroenterology in Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Chicago, IL. Her clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Scheich is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Scheich attended medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. David Labowitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Labowitz graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He honors 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: , inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Vincent Biank is a pediatric gastroenterologist. 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Biank takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Biank 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 a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stevoff include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Stevoff attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stevoff accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stevoff's office for an appointment.

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

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1224 Warrington Road
Deerfield, IL
 

Dr. Mitchell Kaplan sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL and Deerfield, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus

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

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Reynolds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Reynolds trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Reynolds is accepting 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)

Dr. Rashmi Dilip Kabre, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric General Surgery
Outpatient Center In Lake Forest; 900 N. Westmoreland
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Rashmi Kabre's specialties are thoracic surgery and pediatric general surgery. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Kabre 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. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Kabre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kabre completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Tumor, Neonatal Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Steve Agos, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Agos' medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder problems, colon problems, and hernia. Dr. Agos is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. Dr. Agos is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia

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

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a pediatric general surgeon in New Lenox, IL, Glenbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and tumor. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Barsness is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Barsness is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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

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