We found 29 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Danvers, MA.

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Dr. Michael Jay Aaronson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
77 Herrick Street
Bevery, MA
 

Dr. Michael Aaronson practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aaronson include gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. Dr. Aaronson is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital and Atrius Health. Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Aaronson attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Dr. Aaronson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Columbia University and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. Dr. Aaronson welcomes new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ananthakrishnan attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi-Urdu.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forcione include barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cysts, Esophagus Problems, Ablation, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. Dr. Schaefer 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. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Schaefer's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Francis Colizzo is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colizzo include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Colizzo trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Daniel Pratt is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He works in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Dr. Pratt is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Pratt is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)

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

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

Dr. Martin Hahn practices adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Hahn is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. He graduated from the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Hahn is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Dr. Hahn is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Hamed Khalili sees patients in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Bedford, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Khalili include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Khalili is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Khalili attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Khalili's distinctions include: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award and ACG international Grant. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He is accepting 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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is especially interested in celiac disease. Dr. Salvatore is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Floating Hospital for Children, Dr. Salvatore attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Salvatore has received the distinction of Sackler School of Graduate BioMedical Sciences-Fellow Clinical Research.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease

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

Dr. Ronald Ste.Marie's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Ste.Marie is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ste.Marie is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. His 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. Timothy Michael Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Smith performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 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: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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, who practices in Danvers, MA, Salem, MA, and Peabody, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Atrius Health, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Rivera honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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

Dr. Richard Hodin's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. Dr. Hodin is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hodin graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Hodin's distinctions include: The One Hundred, MGH Cancer Center; Boston Super Doctors; and American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship. Dr. Hodin (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

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

Dr. Saima Sharif, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
101 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Saima Sharif works as an adult hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Sharif's clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Iowa (UI) Hospitals & Clinics and Massachusetts General Hospital. She studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Her residency was performed at Salem Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharif welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer

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

Dr. Liliana Bordeianou's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Bordeianou focuses on fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Dr. Bordeianou is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Bordeianou has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bordeianou (or staff) is conversant in 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, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Fecal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urogynecology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. May Wakamatsu's area of specialization is urogynecology. Her clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Wakamatsu is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Wakamatsu has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

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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.

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