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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry near Overland Park, KS.

Dr. Wendell Kevan Clarkston, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Wendell Clarkston's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clarkston honors. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Clarkston has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Susana Escalante Glorsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Susana Escalante-Glorsky's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Escalante-Glorsky's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Escalante-Glorsky trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jon A Horine, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5701 W 119th Street; #410
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Jon Horine specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Horine highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include polyps, ulcers, and colon cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Horine's hospital/clinic affiliations include Lee's Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. James Woojin Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. James Kim is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis, and esophagus problems. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Kim attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Esophagus Problems, Hepatitis B, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Fadi Suheil Hamid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Fadi Hamid specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamid include crohn's disease, hydrogen breath test, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Hamid's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hamid's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Manometry, Hydrogen Breath Test, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Larsen accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larsen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Geoffrey Carl Slayden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12300 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500 B
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Slayden honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, colon problems

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
8900 State Line; Suite 450
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Kloster is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kloster average 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kloster include knee problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Kloster is an in-network provider for Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Robert Arroyo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arroyo include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen Fundoplication, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert D Winfield, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Trauma Surgery, Critical Care
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 2005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Robert Winfield works as an anesthesiologist, trauma surgeon, and intensive care specialist. Dr. Winfield's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, intensive care, and gallstones. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program. His professional affiliations include Christian Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Gallstones, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, Sepsis, Brain Injury, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaya Ansari, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4528 Belleview Av; Unit 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shaya Ansari is a diagnostic radiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), thyroid ultrasound, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ansari accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Persian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Thyroid Problems, MRI, Ulcerative Colitis, Ablation, CT Scan, Pregnancy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. G. Sorensen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sorensen include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sorensen's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee S Cummings, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 240
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lee Cummings is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Cummings graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include small intestine disorders, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Cummings is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Small Intestine Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashiq Masood, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ashiq Masood works as an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Masood's areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and thoracic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. For his residency, Dr. Masood trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Masood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Urologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid Tumor, Cancer

Dr. Richard F. C. Hill, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Wornall Road; 3rd Floor Peet Center
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Hill is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hill include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Hysterectomy

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian works as an oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Subramanian include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Subramanian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian accepts. He attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Clinical Trials

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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.