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We found 24 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Hoscheit completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

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

Dr. Katherine Jelinek is an adult gastroenterology specialist. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jelinek honors. Dr. Jelinek obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and 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.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist. He attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Khan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. C. Pratt sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), food allergy, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Rameez Alasadi's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alasadi has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Arvin Bhatia practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bhatia accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Heliodoro Medina practices adult gastroenterology in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, Celiac Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Jeffrey Victor's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in heartburn, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Victor graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Victor is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer

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

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

Dr. Rafael Piedra practices adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piedra's clinical interests include heartburn, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Piedra graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Piedra average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Mozwecz honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Niraj Ajmere works as a gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Lisle, IL, and Winfield, IL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ajmere honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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

Dr. Yogesh Patel is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include crohn's disease and colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. Sharif Zubair is a gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. His areas of expertise include ulcers, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Zubair is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Zubair's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zubair accepts.

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

Dr. Michael Malandra's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Malandra include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatobiliary disorders, and nutrition issues. Dr. Malandra takes HFN, Great-West Healthcare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Erlanger Health System, Dr. Malandra attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. 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.

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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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Warrenville, IL and Geneva, IL. Dr. Abad is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.

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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. Loretto Ann Glynn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
302 Randall Road; Suite 102
Geneva, IL
 

Dr. Loretto Glynn's specialty is pediatric general surgery. She has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Glynn's 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. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Glynn obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, ... (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.