We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Open Access near Williamstown, KY.

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Dr. Daniel Gerard Fagel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Daniel Fagel works as an adult gastroenterologist in Crestview Hills, KY and Williamstown, KY. Dr. Fagel is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Fagel attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fagel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ross McHenry, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Ross McHenry is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. McHenry is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Dr. Scott Charles Leverage, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Scott Leverage works as an adult gastroenterologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Leverage is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Dr. Chadwick Ward Hatfield, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Chadwick Hatfield is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hatfield is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Karlina M Patton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Karlina Patton's specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Dr. Patton is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Hospital, Cincinnati.

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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.
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