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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. 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). Dr. Piper studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Piper completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Piper takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piper has received the following distinction: Diamond Award. 1991. Hphc.. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

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

Dr. Gary Lopes' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lopes is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Lopes is conversant in Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Richter's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richter include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Kenney sees patients in Norwell, MA, Dorchester, MA, and Weymouth, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kenney's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, and South Shore Hospital. He accepts Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kenney welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kenney attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha.. Dr. Kenney (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Haitian Creole.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Moon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Moon is a graduate of The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is conversant in Korean.

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1157 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. John Dalton specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Quincy, MA. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Dr. Dalton graduated from Université Libre de Bruxelles and then he performed his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Dalton (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and French. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
67 Coddington Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. Eric Cohen is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Cohen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Cohen graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Bret Ancowitz's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ancowitz has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Ancowitz's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Prakash Rau's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He graduated from Stanley Medical College. Dr. Rau completed his residency training at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bradford Sampson is a Weymouth, MA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Sampson's training includes a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He accepts Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sampson is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Simren Sangha specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Sangha takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sangha completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Chapter; and the University of California Regents Scholarship. She is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Harris practices adult gastroenterology in Milton, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Harris trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Harris's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. John Vermeulen is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vermeulen is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and more. Dr. Vermeulen has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. Clayland Cox, who practices in Weymouth, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cox is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Cox 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, who practices in Weymouth, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa. Fordham University.; and 1982-84 National Research Service Award. National. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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.