We found 73 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna PPO near Wheaton, IL.

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College. His residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Kagalwalla is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Cook County Health & Hospitals System. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald C Hoscheit II, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, 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. Utpal Paul Parekh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1849 West Army Trail Road
Addison, IL
 

Dr. Utpal Parekh sees patients in Addison, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, hepatitis, and hemorrhoid banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parekh takes. Dr. Parekh studied medicine at Medical College and Hospital Kolkata. His residency was performed at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Parekh (or staff) speaks Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi. Dr. Parekh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Paracentesis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Hemorrhoid Banding, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Fishbein has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). 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. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Fishbein a rating of 0.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Hemal Kiritbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, 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
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, 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
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, 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. Andelka D Djordjevic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Andelka Losavio's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Losavio's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. 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. Sharif Zubair, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, 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. Marc A Fallah, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Marc Fallah is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Fallah's clinical interests: heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Fallah is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Saeed Mohammad, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Saeed Mohammad is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Winfield, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Mohammad's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), liver disease, and liver transplant. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then he performed his residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mohammad is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Research, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

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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.