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We found 15 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna near Braintree, MA.

Dr. James Kenneth Piper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. James Piper's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Piper attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. He has received the distinction of Diamond Award. 1991. Hphc.. Dr. Piper (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. Dr. Richter is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Gary M Lopes, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
90 Libbey Industrial Parkway
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Gary Lopes, who practices in Cambridge, MA, Weymouth, MA, and Newton, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lopes is conversant in Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lopes accepts Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Moon has a special interest in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Moon attended medical school at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Moon trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. In addition to English, Dr. Moon speaks Korean.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thomas J Kenney Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
90 Libbey Industrial Parkway
Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Kenney is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenney is professionally affiliated with Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, and South Shore Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kenney's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha.. Dr. Kenney (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Haitian Creole.

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Dr. Bret Adam Ancowitz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Bret Ancowitz is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Ancowitz has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Ancowitz attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Ancowitz is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
67 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Eric Cohen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Prakash Rau is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Before completing his residency at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Dr. Rau attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Rau is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1157 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. John Dalton is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Quincy, MA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalton takes. After completing medical school at Université Libre de Bruxelles, he performed his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Dalton (or staff) speaks the following languages: Vietnamese and French. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Dalton's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Sampson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Sampson is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sampson's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Simren Sangha is a gastroenterologist in Weymouth, MA and Braintree, MA. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Sangha's training includes residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Chapter; and the University of California Regents Scholarship. Dr. Sangha is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Sangha is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Highland Street; Suite 300
Milton, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Harris specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Harris honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. John Vermeulen is a gastroenterologist in Weymouth, MA. Dr. Vermeulen is rated highly by his patients. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vermeulen honors. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Vermeulen speaks Spanish. Dr. Vermeulen is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Clayland Cox is a gastroenterologist. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Cox takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He has received distinctions including Abms Board Certified Sub Specialty In and Gastroenterology.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bernard Smith's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Smith has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa. Fordham University.; and 1982-84 National Research Service Award. National. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.