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

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

Dr. Susana Escalante-Glorsky's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Escalante-Glorsky include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Escalante-Glorsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. She is an in-network provider for TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Escalante-Glorsky performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She speaks Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Wendell Clarkston's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of clinical interest consist of hepatobiliary disorders, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Clarkston honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Clarkston trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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

Dr. Jon Horine is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horine include polyps, ulcers, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Horine at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horine accepts. He is affiliated with 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 W Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. James Kim is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis, and esophagus problems. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Kim performed his residency at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Korean. He is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hamid has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, hydrogen breath test, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hamid trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Hamid is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Slayden honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Slayden attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Christopher Larsen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Larsen trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Larsen takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His professional 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (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 physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Arroyo is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Arroyo's professional affiliations include 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, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Winfield is a trauma surgeon and intensive care specialist. Dr. Winfield's areas of expertise include concussion, intensive care, and gallstones. He is affiliated with Christian Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

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

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

Dr. G. Sorensen's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Sorensen attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Sorensen's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

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

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

Dr. Daniel Kloster practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Kloster obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kloster is in-network for Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (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 general surgery and transplant surgery specialist in Kansas City, MO. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Cummings's training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass small intestine disorders, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Cummings takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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. Shaya Ansari, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4528 Belleview Av; Unit 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shaya Ansari works as a diagnostic radiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), thyroid ultrasound, and crohn's disease. Dr. Ansari is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ansari trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks 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. Ashiq Masood, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ashiq Masood specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Masood (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Masood completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Hill honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Hill obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency 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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. After attending Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute for medical school, Dr. Subramanian completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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.

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