We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Williamstown, KY.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Daniel Fagel sees patients in Crestview Hills, KY and Williamstown, KY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Fagel is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fagel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Ross McHenry's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. Dr. McHenry attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Scott Leverage specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Leverage's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Karlina Patton specializes in adult gastroenterology. She attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained at the University Hospital, Cincinnati for her residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Patton average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
238 Barnes Road
Williamstown, KY
 

Dr. Chadwick Hatfield sees patients in Crestview Hills, KY, Williamstown, KY, and Louisville, KY. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hatfield accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He is affiliated with St. Elizabeth Healthcare.

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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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