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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aaronson include gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. Dr. Aaronson's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Aaronson's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Aaronson's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Columbia University, .. He is conversant in Armenian.

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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, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. His clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ananthakrishnan has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaefer include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), viral hepatitis, and upper endoscopy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. Schaefer trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Schaefer is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Forcione attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Forcione include barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forcione honors. He has received the following distinctions: 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 has an open panel.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Colizzo graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Colizzo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. and Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting 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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Khalili completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise consist of crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award; Ccfa; and ACG international Grant. Dr. Khalili is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Salvatore has a special interest in celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Floating Hospital for Children, Dr. Salvatore attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Salvatore is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research, 7/04 to 6/06.. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hahn include barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Hahn honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hahn's medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Smith has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ste.Marie attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Ste.Marie is affiliated with Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Rivera trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 works as an urogynecologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wakamatsu include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wakamatsu's practice is open to new patients. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Ulfelder Teaching Award; and Excellence in Workshop Leadership. 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 practices general surgery in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rattner at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rattner attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Rattner has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons.; and President Society American Gastrointestinal.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Bordeianou highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bordeianou honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bordeianou obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bordeianou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Romanian and Russian.

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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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Hodin's areas of expertise include the following: cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hodin takes. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Hodin's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hodin include: 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. He practices in Peabody, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. Dr. Schwartz studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Schwartz trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of myeloma, breast cancer, and lymphoma. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Schwartz has received include Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine--North Shore Medical Center; The 100 Award from Mass General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Schwartz is professionally affiliated with Union Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.