We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Golden Rule 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Clarkston is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He 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: , 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. Dr. Escalante-Glorsky is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Escalante-Glorsky focuses on inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Escalante-Glorsky attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice.

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

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

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

Dr. James Kim is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis, and esophagus problems. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kim's 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hamid include crohn's disease, hydrogen breath test, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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.

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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). Patients gave Dr. Larsen an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Larsen include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. 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: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Slayden is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Slayden attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. 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. Shaya Ansari, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4528 Belleview Av; Unit 203
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shaya Ansari's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ansari include MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), thyroid ultrasound, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and 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 languages: Spanish, Persian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise 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. Dr. Sorensen graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sorensen trained at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cummings include small intestine disorders, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cummings graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center.

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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 is an adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders) specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. Dr. Masood (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and thoracic cancer. Dr. Masood is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as 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 is a medical specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hill's areas of clinical interest consist of rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hill completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His professional affiliations include 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

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 adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. Dr. Subramanian accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute and residency at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis. He is professionally 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. Jacob Paul Smeltzer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Smeltzer is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. Dr. Smeltzer has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers

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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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