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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan 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 several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Forcione's clinical interests encompass barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Forcione is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Fatima Stanford is a medical specialist in bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include health promotion and weight loss. Dr. Stanford is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanford welcomes new patients. She attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Palmetto Health Richland for residency. She has received distinctions including American Medical Association- 1st Place Health Policy Poster; American Medical Association Paul Ambrose Award; and American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award.

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Schaefer's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaefer accepts. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Daniel Pratt's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pratt takes. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Pratt attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Stephen Hardy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hardy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hardy completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalili include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Khalili is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Khalili trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinctions: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award and ACG international Grant. Dr. Khalili is conversant in Persian.

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

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

Dr. Francis Colizzo is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Colizzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Colizzo's areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Colizzo trained at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Fellow, American College of Physicians. Dr. Colizzo is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Salvatore has a special interest in celiac disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Floating Hospital for Children. He has received the following distinction: Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Salvatore has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Manish Gala specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Danvers, MA and Boston, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Gala attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: ACG Research Scholar. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Michael Thiim is an adult gastroenterologist. He is especially interested in diagnostic endoscopy, hepatitis C, and hepatitis B. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Thiim is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Thiim is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's Hospital's residency program.

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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.
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