We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Beech Street near Plainfield, IL.

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Dr. Tara Elizabeth Jackson, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Tara Doman's specialty is general pediatrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Doman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Julian Honghui Tang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tang include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tang attended Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Linda Carol Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street.; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton works as a pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamilton include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hamilton attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding's specialty is general pediatrics. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Uselding honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Dr. Uselding has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Wall include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wall is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Wall is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Nancy Thomas Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and West Chicago, IL. Dr. Thomas's clinical interests include abuse, newborn care, and dermatitis (skin inflammation). She is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Thomas attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Shelly Vaziri Flais, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Shelly Flais specializes in general pediatrics. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Flais's clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flais accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jihad Izzat Shoshara, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jihad Shoshara practices general pediatrics. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Shoshara's clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Shoshara is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Jerome O Gronli, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Jerome Gronli is a pediatrician in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and Bolingbrook, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gronli include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gronli accepts. Dr. Gronli studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gronli's professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Gronli is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Sofia Shakir, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 W. 127th Street; #135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Sofia Shakir's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Shakir accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
24600 West 127th Street; Suite 135
Plainfield, IL
 

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo's area of specialization is general pediatrics. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smeraglinolo include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smeraglinolo is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Madhuri Rajender Yemul, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
24024 Brancaster Drive
Naperville, IL
 

Dr. Madhuri Yemul specializes in family medicine and practices in Naperville, IL and Bolingbrook, IL. Dr. Yemul's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, acne, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Adventist Health Partners (AHP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yemul honors. Dr. Yemul graduated from Grant Medical College. Dr. Yemul (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

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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.