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We found 28 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HFN near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kagalwalla takes. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan, Dr. Kagalwalla attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 0.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishbein honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Fishbein has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Dr. Berman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Dr. Berman has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Gloria Jean Caruso, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Gloria Caruso sees patients in Bloomingdale, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Her medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Caruso include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and ulcers. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caruso honors. She attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Caruso is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network. He graduated from Shivaji University and then he performed his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raiser's areas of expertise include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Alex Daniel Green, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Alex Green is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Green attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Green's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Sameer A Barkatullah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah works as a gastroenterologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Barkatullah studied medicine at Rush Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barkatullah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis practices urogynecology in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Hinsdale, IL. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urodynamic testing, and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Valaitis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Valaitis attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Botox Injection, Incontinence, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski's specialty is pediatric general surgery. Her areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grabowski takes. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah is a pediatric general surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Abdullah focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Abdullah trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for his residency. He 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. He welcomes 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)

Dr. John Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird's specialty is general internal medicine. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baird completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Baird include diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Baird welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz's area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. Dr. Lautz 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. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lautz attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Lautz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Pyloric Stenosis, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Stutz, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stutz include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stutz accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Stutz attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Stutz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Arpi D Thukral, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Arpi Thukral is a radiation oncology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Thukral's clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and cervical cancer. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Thukral is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Radiation ... (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.