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We found 20 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Premier near Munster, IN.

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

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

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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. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Nehme accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Nehme's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. John Mirro's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency. Dr. Mirro accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Mirro is accepting 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Auerbach accepts. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Auerbach trained at Evanston Hospital. Dr. Auerbach is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Benjamin Schmid practices adult gastroenterology in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Schmid attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schmid is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Helen Te is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Dr. Te speaks Filipino. Her areas of expertise consist of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and liver transplant. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Te completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. John Kniaz practices adult gastroenterology in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. Dr. Kniaz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Michael's Medical Center, Newark. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Peter Mavrelis works as a gastroenterologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mavrelis is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mavrelis accepts. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi practices adult gastroenterology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Kudaimi is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. David Herbstman sees patients in Munster, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Herbstman trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Herbstman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and a graduate of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University's residency program. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice 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 is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Christopher Smith's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include diarrhea, liver disease, and intestinal (bowel) problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). His 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Nallapareddy attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nallapareddy's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Harsh Dalal is an adult gastroenterologist in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. After attending B.J. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Dalal completed his residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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.