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We found 19 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Premier near Munster, IN.

Dr. John Anthony Mirro Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. John Mirro specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirro honors. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Mirro performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Dr. Mark Edward Efrusy, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Mark Efrusy is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Efrusy is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Efrusy is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Omar Said Nehme, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Omar Nehme, who practices in Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Broadway Merrillville, IN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nehme is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Joel A Cahan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Joel Cahan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Dr. Cahan is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Cahan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin David Schmid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7905 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Benjamin Schmid specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Schmid is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Muhammad Mazen Kudaimi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 303
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi sees patients in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kudaimi is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Alan Mark Auerbach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7905 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Alan Auerbach practices adult gastroenterology in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Auerbach is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of Evanston Hospital's residency program.

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Dr. John Leonard Kniaz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Munster, IN
 

Dr. John Kniaz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kniaz completed his residency training at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Peter George Mavrelis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Peter Mavrelis is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mavrelis is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mavrelis is open to new patients.

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Dr. Navin Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Navin Kumar sees patients in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kumar graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Kumar has an open panel.

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Dr. David Herbstman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Munster, IN
 

Dr. David Herbstman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Herbstman is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Herbstman trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Ilwoong Chang works as a gastroenterologist in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Dr. Chang is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christopher John Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
800 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 3
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Christopher Smith works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: diarrhea, liver disease, and intestinal (bowel) problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Failure to Thrive, Endoscopy, Diarrhea, Intestinal Problems, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Praveen Nallapareddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7905 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Praveen Nallapareddy is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Nallapareddy takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Gloria Buentello, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
8230 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Gloria Buentello is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Buentello is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Harsh L Dalal, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Harsh Dalal is a gastroenterologist in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Before performing his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Dr. Dalal attended B.J. Medical College for medical school. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dalal is open to new patients.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.