We found 28 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare near Danvers, MA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione, who practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Forcione include barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forcione is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione has received the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Forcione's practice 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 Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Salvatore completed his residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Salvatore's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. He is 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

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

Dr. Hamed Khalili practices adult gastroenterology. He speaks Persian. Dr. Khalili's areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Khalili attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: UCB Inflammatory Bowel Disease Award and ACG international Grant. 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 Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Esperance Schaefer specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. Dr. Schaefer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaefer is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Michael Aaronson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Aaronson has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aaronson include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Columbia University and Castle Connolly Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. His professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital and Atrius Health. Dr. Aaronson is open to 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, Hepatology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Pratt's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Pratt is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Pratt is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pratt takes. He 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)

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

Dr. Francis Colizzo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Colizzo include barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Colizzo is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Colizzo obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Fellow, American College of Physicians.

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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
104 Endicott Street; Danvers Medical Building
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Kyle Staller is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include achalasia, chronic constipation, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Staller attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Staller's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, achalasia, chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Chronic ... (Read more)

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. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Ste.Marie honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ste.Marie is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He welcomes 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 M Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 Cummings Center; Suite 107c
Beverly, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Smith works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Smith is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Smith 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

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

Dr. Martin Hahn is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly, MA. In Dr. Hahn's practice, he is particularly interested in barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Hahn attended the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 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 specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Peabody, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in General Surgery
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Rattner's area of specialization is general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. Dr. Rattner is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He welcomes new patients. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Board Of Governors, American College Of Surgeons; and President Society American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (sages) 2004-5.

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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)

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

Dr. Richard Hodin specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hodin include cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Hodin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodin is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His distinctions include: The One Hundred, MGH Cancer Center; Boston Super Doctors; and American College of Surgeons Research Scholarship. Dr. Hodin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hodin's practice is open to new 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)

Specializes in Urogynecology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. May Wakamatsu practices urogynecology in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. She is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Wakamatsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Wakamatsu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wakamatsu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectovaginal fistula

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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