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We found 20 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Mirro is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Mirro welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Joel Cahan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cahan is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cahan honors. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

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

Dr. Mark Efrusy is an adult gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Efrusy is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Efrusy is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Omar Nehme's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nehme honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nehme completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Nehme 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schmid honors. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Dr. Helen S Te, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
222 Indianapolis Boulevard
Schererville, IN
 

Dr. Helen Te is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Te attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Te has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Alan Auerbach is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Auerbach's medical residency was performed at Evanston Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Auerbach is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. John Kniaz's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kniaz performed his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Peter Mavrelis is a gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mavrelis graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Mavrelis is open to 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Kudaimi accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Navin Kumar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Kumar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Dr. Kumar performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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

Dr. David Herbstman practices adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Herbstman has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Herbstman is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ilwoong W Chang, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other, Internal Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Ilwoong Chang sees patients in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Christopher Smith is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include diarrhea, liver disease, and intestinal (bowel) problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and more. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Nallapareddy attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nallapareddy is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His 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 practices adult gastroenterology and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Dalal is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He attended B.J. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dalal has an open panel.

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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.