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We found 27 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Danvers, MA.

Dr. Michael Jay Aaronson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
77 Herrick Street; Suite 101, The Medical Building
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Michael Aaronson's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Aaronson's areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aaronson studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Columbia University, .. In addition to English, Dr. Aaronson speaks Armenian. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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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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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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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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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All 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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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease

Dr. Martin Hahn, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Martin Hahn is a gastroenterologist in Beverly, MA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hahn's areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hahn is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Michael Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Smith takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Ronald W Ste. Marie Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Ronald Ste.Marie is a gastroenterologist in Worcester, MA, Beverly, MA, and Gloucester, MA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ste.Marie's clinical interests include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). Dr. Ste.Marie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Alfredo Rivera, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
104 Endicott Street; Suite 200
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Jaime Rivera is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and cancer surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Rivera's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. Dr. Rivera (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), diverticular disease, colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urogynecology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. May Wakamatsu's medical specialty is urogynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Wakamatsu average 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Wakamatsu honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wakamatsu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Wakamatsu has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Ulfelder Teaching Award; and Excellence in Workshop Leadership. In addition to English, Dr. Wakamatsu (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Urogynecological Problems, Rectocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Urge ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rattner has received include Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rattner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Diverticular Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Liliana Bordeianou's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bordeianou include fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Dr. Bordeianou takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Bordeianou is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Dr. Bordeianou (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bordeianou's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colorectal problems, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, rectal prolapse, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Richard Hodin sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Hodin highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hodin include cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received distinctions including The One Hundred, MGH Cancer Center; Boston Super Doctors; and American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship.. In addition to English, Dr. Hodin (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colitis

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, Colitis, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Joel Schwartz is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: myeloma, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Union Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Schwartz attended Harvard Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schwartz include: Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine--North Shore Medical Center; The 100 Award from Mass General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Schwartz offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Myeloma, Gastrointestinal Problems, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.