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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Escalante-Glorsky's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Escalante-Glorsky is an in-network provider for TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. She is conversant in 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 works as a gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in hepatobiliary disorders, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Clarkston performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Clarkston has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Olathe Health, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Horine's areas of expertise include polyps, ulcers, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horine honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Horine attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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 a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis, and esophagus problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. 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: , 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. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, hydrogen breath test, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Hamid's professional affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Hamid accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Sorensen's areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Winfield specializes in trauma surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Winfield include concussion, intensive care, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Christian Hospital and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Winfield is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winfield studied medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

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

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

Dr. Lee Cummings' areas of specialization are general surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cummings include small intestine disorders, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cummings takes. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. 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
4401 Wornall Road; Department of Radiology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shaya Ansari is a diagnostic radiology specialist. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks Spanish, Persian, and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), thyroid ultrasound, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Ansari obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ansari accepts.

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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. Janakiraman Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 580
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian specializes in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). After completing medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, he performed his residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. Dr. Subramanian's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Subramanian is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

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

Dr. Geoffrey Carl Slayden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Slayden graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slayden is professionally affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 102
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Kloster specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Kloster average 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kloster honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Kloster attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Michael Arroyo's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Arroyo include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Arroyo is professionally 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. Ashiq Masood, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ashiq Masood is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). In addition to English, Dr. Masood (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Masood include gastrointestinal cancer, solid tumor, and clinical trials. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. For his professional training, Dr. Masood completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist in Kansas City, MO. His education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests encompass rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Hill takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

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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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