We found 111 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Indemnity near Boston, MA.

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Dr. William Robert Brugge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Brugge takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology.; Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; and Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association. In addition to English, Dr. Brugge speaks Spanish. Dr. Brugge is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Neuroendocrine Tumors, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street - Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Casey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Casey's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She has received the distinction of Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richter include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Richter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Christopher James Moran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Moran specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Moran has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Moran has received the following distinctions: MGHfC Fellow Teaching Award; Newton Wellesley Hospital Howard King Resident Award for Compassion; and North Shore Medical Center Pediatric Resident Leadership Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Immunodeficiency, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
50 Blossom Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Chung's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chung has indicated that his clinical interests include colon cancer and colorectal cancer screening. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Chung welcomes new patients. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Harland Steven Winter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street, Suite 560; Yaw 6b
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Harland Winter is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Winter (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Winter's areas of expertise consist of immunodeficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Winter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; President North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; and Humanitarian Of The Year Award, CCFA. Dr. Winter is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
165 Cambridge Street; 9th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). For his residency, Dr. Ananthakrishnan trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Clinical interests for Dr. Ananthakrishnan include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Esther Israel's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Israel include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and failure to thrive. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Israel attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Israel has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Clinical Investigator Award; National Institutes; and Of Health. Dr. Israel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, French, and Yiddish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Israel is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Failure to Thrive, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; Cpz 55
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Buie practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Buie offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Buie graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buie include: Humanitarianism in Med Award, U of MO. K.C.; The George Brown Longstreth Award for Humanness; and Fellow Teaching Award, Dept. of Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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Dr. Jess Levins Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jess Kaplan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kaplan's areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kaplan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Haitian Creole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Kaplan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Gastroenterology Associates Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Norman Nishioka's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nishioka attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nishioka's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
55 Fruit Street Blk 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Raymond Chung's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chung average 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Chung's practice, he is particularly interested in liver cancer, hepatitis B, and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chung honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chung include: Housestaff Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins Hospital; NIH Clinical Investigator Award; and Harvard Medical School Teaching Award. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Hepatitis B

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione works as an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione's areas of clinical interest consist of barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha (Chapter President, BU School of Medicine); Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude (Valedictorian) - BU School of Medicine. Dr. Forcione is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cysts, Esophagus Problems, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street, Blake 4; Massachusetts General Hospital, Gi Unit
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schaefer's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Schaefer completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 Cambridge Street; 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Moon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Moon is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
50 Staniford Street; 4th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lee Kaplan works as a bariatric medicine specialist and adult gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Charlestown, MA. In Dr. Kaplan's practice, he is particularly interested in hepatitis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. Dr. Kaplan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kaplan attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He has received the following distinctions: Founding Director, Mass General Hosp Weight Center; Krancer Research Scholar, Amer Gastroenter Assoc; and Pettis Memorial Award, Amer Med Assoc.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Tumor, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Obesity, Endocrine Diseases

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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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