We found 25 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Saint Charles, IL.

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

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoscheit include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoscheit has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. In Dr. Jelinek's practice, she is particularly interested in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Jelinek attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jelinek 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Khan accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Alasadi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Charles Allan Pratt, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. C. Pratt is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for residency. His 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. Pratt is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hemal Kiritbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at B.J. Medical College and residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Heliodoro Medina is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Medina's clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Medina speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before completing his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Dr. Piedra attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mozwecz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Mozwecz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zubair is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Zubair attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Niraj K Ajmere, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
302 Randall Road; Suite 210
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Niraj Ajmere is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL, Winfield, IL, and Geneva, IL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Ajmere honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Ajmere's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jeffrey Victor is an adult gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Saint Charles, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Victor include heartburn, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Victor attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Dr. Victor has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease and colitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Patel obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Michael M Malandra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Randall Road
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Michael Malandra is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Chicago, IL, Geneva, IL, and Winfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Malandra include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and nutrition issues. Dr. Malandra 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Malandra attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Erlanger Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Nutrition Issues

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

Dr. John Abad is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and soft tissue sarcoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Abad attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abad takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abad's office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.