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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Weymouth, MA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Piper's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piper honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Piper graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: Diamond Award. 1991. Hphc.. Dr. Piper (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Richter graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Richter has received 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. Dr. Richter welcomes 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lopes at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, and Aetna. He is accepting new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Lopes is conversant in Portuguese.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
340 Wood Road
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Aeri Moon's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Moon's areas of clinical interest consist of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moon's practice is open to new patients.

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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. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Kenney performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Great-West Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kenney takes. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha.. Dr. Kenney (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and Haitian Creole. He is affiliated with Atrius Health, Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton, and South Shore Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bret Ancowitz is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ancowitz include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave Dr. Ancowitz a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. Dr. Ancowitz is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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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 an adult gastroenterologist. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Patients gave Dr. Cohen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Prakash Rau is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Dr. Rau accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. Dr. Rau trained at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital for residency. Dr. Rau (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1157 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA
 

Dr. John Dalton, who practices in Quincy, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dalton (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and French. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton and South Shore Hospital. Dr. Dalton attended Université Libre de Bruxelles and then went on to complete his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Dalton has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. 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. Bradford Sampson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sampson is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He accepts Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1681 Washington Street
Braintree, MA
 

Dr. Simren Sangha works as an adult gastroenterologist. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Sangha trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sangha has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sangha accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Stanford University; Chapter; and the University of California Regents Scholarship. Dr. Sangha is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Harris is an adult gastroenterologist in Milton, MA. Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Elizabeth's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. Dr. Harris is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. Dr. Harris's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1085 Main Street
South Weymouth, MA
 

Dr. John Vermeulen is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vermeulen is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Vermeulen is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: Abms Board Certified Sub Specialty In and Gastroenterology. He is affiliated with South Shore Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cox's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bernard Smith is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with South Shore Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa. Fordham University.; and 1982-84 National Research Service Award. National. Dr. Smith welcomes 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.