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We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept CIGNA POS near Saint Charles, IL.

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Hoscheit is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Anne Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jelinek include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Jelinek performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Faisal Qayyum Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Alasadi obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Alasadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia sees patients in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bhatia is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Medina average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Medina is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Medina attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Rafael Piedra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra sees patients in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piedra honors. He has an open panel. Dr. Piedra is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Piedra speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold L Mozwecz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 209
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Harold Mozwecz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Mozwecz include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. Dr. Mozwecz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colitis

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair, who practices in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Zubair is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zubair accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey T Victor, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2320 Dean Street; Suite 201
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Victor specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Geneva, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Victor average 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heartburn, ulcers, and colon cancer. Dr. Victor is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Victor's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer

All Interests: Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Ulcers, Colonoscopy

Dr. Yogesh J Patel, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2320 Dean Street; Suite 201
St. Charles, IL
 

Dr. Yogesh Patel practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on crohn's disease and colitis. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. John Daniel Abad, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
304 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. John Abad specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Abad include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abad graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Abad's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raymond Rojas, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1124 Stearns Road
Bartlett, IL
 

Dr. Raymond Rojas works as a family medicine physician in Bartlett, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rojas include heartburn, depression, and newborn care. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at MacNeal Hospital. Dr. Rojas has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojas takes. Dr. Rojas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn

All Interests: Depression, Hypertension, Skin Issues, Women's Health Issues, General Care, Panic Disorder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Michael George, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
351 Delnor Drive
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Christopher George's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. George include bladder cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. George is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. George has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Stomach Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carolyn H Jones, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Cytogenetics
302 Randall Road; Suite 104c
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Carolyn Jones is a clinical cytogenetics specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include cleft lip and palate, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Delnor Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Rush Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Down Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Problems, Birth Defects, Rectocele, Cleft Lip and Palate, ... (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.