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We found 25 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Bass trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. 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. Eugene Yen sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Yen's practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Monica Borkar is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Borkar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is especially interested in colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. She is conversant in French. Dr. Borkar is professionally 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

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

Dr. Baseer Qazi sees patients in Glenview, IL and Skokie, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Qazi studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Qazi trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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)

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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. Dr. Goldberg obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His clinical interests include pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Goldberg has received the distinction of 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Scheich focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Scheich's education and training includes medical school at Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Scheich is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 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)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Bennett Plotnick's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Plotnick attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Plotnick include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenbrook, IL. Dr. Strople is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strople honors. Unfortunately, Dr. Strople is not currently accepting new patients. She 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.

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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. David Labowitz specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Labowitz graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Labowitz completed a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Labowitz 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

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

Dr. Vincent Biank practices pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Biank's practice, he is particularly interested in abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biank takes. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's residency program.

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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, who practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. Dr. Stevoff is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Stevoff graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his 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 practices pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Agos' area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agos accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

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

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

Dr. Marshall Baker is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include gastrointestinal surgery and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 an adolescent medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. Dr. Star's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Before completing her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Star attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Star has an open panel.

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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 pediatric general surgeon in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Barsness completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. 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 has an open panel.

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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.