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We found 11 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Plans near Danvers, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and upper endoscopy (EGD). She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schaefer studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schaefer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Cirrhosis, Upper Endoscopy, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Pratt practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pratt's clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver tumor, and bile duct cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pratt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Bile Duct Cancer, Abnormal Liver Function Tests, Hepatitis B

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Forcione is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Forcione completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Forcione include: Alpha Omega Alpha (Chapter President, BU School of Medicine); Phi Beta Kappa; and Summa Cum Laude (Valedictorian) - BU School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Cysts, Esophagus Problems, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Colizzo sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. These areas are among Dr. Colizzo's clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. and Fellow, American College of Physicians. Dr. Colizzo is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Cysts, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Clayton Hardy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Hardy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hardy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Hardy attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hardy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Khalili is conversant in Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalili include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. Dr. Khalili's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award; Ccfa; and ACG international Grant. Dr. Khalili has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Salvatore focuses on celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Salvatore completed a residency program at Floating Hospital for Children. He has received the distinction of Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research, 7/04 to 6/06.. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Fatima Stanford's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in health promotion and weight loss. Dr. Stanford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, she completed her residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Stanford has received distinctions including Who's Who in America; American College of Physicians Johnson Leadership Award; and Excellence in Ambulatory General Medicine/ University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Health Promotion, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Medication

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Manish Gala is a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Gala completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Michael Thiim is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thiim include diagnostic endoscopy, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thiim accepts. Dr. Thiim's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hypertension, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.