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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare near Concord, MA.

Dr. Thiagarajan Devarajan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
45b Discovery Way
Acton, MA
 

Dr. Raj Devarajan sees patients in Acton, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. He is a graduate of Madras Medical College. Dr. Devarajan completed his residency training at Faulkner Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Devarajan accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Devarajan has received include Honors Graduate(top Ten) In Medical School. and *additional Board Certification In Psychiatry*. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems

Dr. Stephen Clayton Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
54 Baker Avenue Extension; Suite 302
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Hardy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hardy's office for an appointment. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Hardy completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Hardy (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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Dr. Mark Philip Epstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; Suite 560, John Cuming Building
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Mark Epstein works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Epstein at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Epstein attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dr. Gail Marino Herzig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
45b Discovery Way
Acton, MA
 

Dr. Gail Herzig works as a gastroenterologist. Patients rated Dr. Herzig highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Herzig speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Richard P Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
131 Old Road To Nine Acre Corner; Suite #510
Concord, MA
 

Dr. Richard Schwartz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Concord, MA. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Schwartz's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. His practice 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.