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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 practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. These areas are among Dr. Schaefer's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Pratt is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Pratt graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and liver tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Bile Duct Cancer, Abnormal Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione is a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forcione include barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forcione studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Forcione welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Fatima Stanford is a bariatric medicine specialist and gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Her areas of expertise include health promotion and weight loss. Dr. Stanford is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stanford's office for an appointment. She graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. She completed her residency training at Palmetto Health Richland. Dr. Stanford has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Hamed Khalili is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Khalili trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Khalili is in-network for 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. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Francis Colizzo practices adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Colizzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colizzo has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. and Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Cyst, 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hardy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Floating Hospital for Children's residency program. Dr. Salvatore is especially interested in celiac disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research, 7/04 to 6/06.. Dr. Salvatore is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Manish Gala practices adult gastroenterology in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Gala is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Michael Thiim practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Luke's Hospital. Dr. Thiim's areas of clinical interest consist of diagnostic endoscopy, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. Dr. Thiim accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.