We found 45 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana POS near West Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Donald Hoscheit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hoscheit completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit is accepting 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. Arvin Kumar Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Bhatia attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. Dr. Bhatia is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes 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. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road; Pediatric Outpatient Center (1st Floor)
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 0.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Fishbein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Fishbein is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
17w755 Butterfield Road; Suite 101
Oak Brook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burbank, IL. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Dr. Tilwalli accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Shivaji University for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli has an open panel.

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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. Rameez Alasadi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rameez Alasadi works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Alasadi include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Alasadi studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Alasadi accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Losavio's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Faisal Qayyum Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Faisal Khan is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Khan's clinical interests include diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Khan has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College and residency 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. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fallah include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Hemal K Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Hemal Patel's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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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. Katherine A Jelinek, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Jelinek works as an adult gastroenterologist. She has a special interest in celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Jelinek is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Jelinek welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Adam D Klugman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Adam Klugman, who practices in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Klugman include heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Klugman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Heliodoro Medina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Heliodoro Medina is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. 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. Dr. Medina has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Medina average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Medina takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Medina's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Medina is open to new patients.

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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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Rafael Piedra is an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Piedra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). 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. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice 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: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Sharif Zubair is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zubair include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients gave Dr. Zubair an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zubair takes. Dr. Zubair's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He 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. Melody Joy Derrick, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Melody Derrick is a Winfield, IL physician who specializes in family medicine. Before completing her residency at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Dr. Derrick attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Derrick include gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. Dr. Derrick is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, Women's Health ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher George practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Geneva, IL. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. George attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. George include bladder cancer, stomach cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. George honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. George is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.

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