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We found 28 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Beverly, MA and Lynnfield, MA. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Aaronson completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal motility disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and capsule endoscopy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aaronson has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Columbia University, .. He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Aaronson is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Beverly Hospital. He 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Ashwin Ananthakrishnan practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Ananthakrishnan focuses on crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Ananthakrishnan (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi-Urdu. Dr. Ananthakrishnan is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. These areas are among Dr. Schaefer's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and viral hepatitis. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Pratt is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Pratt graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis C, and liver tumor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pratt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
102 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. David Forcione is a gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forcione include barrett's esophagus, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Forcione studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Dr. Forcione welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Cyst, 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. Hamed Khalili is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Khalili trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Khalili is in-network for 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. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Bedford VA Medical Center. He welcomes 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 Adult Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street; Suite 300
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Francis Colizzo practices adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Colizzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colizzo has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. and Fellow, American College of Physicians. He is professionally 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, Cyst, Radiofrequency Ablation, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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. He is especially interested in barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. Dr. Hahn's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, Aetna, and more. After attending the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hahn completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital. He 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
104 Endicott Street
Danvers, MA
 

Dr. Mark Salvatore is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Floating Hospital for Children's residency program. Dr. Salvatore is especially interested in celiac disease. 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, 7/04 to 6/06.. Dr. Salvatore is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease

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

Dr. Timothy Smith's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Smith is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Beverly Hospital. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Worcester, MA, Beverly, MA, and Gloucester, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ste.Marie studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. 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 specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Danvers, MA, Peabody, MA, and Salem, MA. These areas are among Dr. Rivera's clinical interests: diverticular disease, colon cancer, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beverly Hospital (Beverly, MA), and Union Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Rivera attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His distinctions include: American College of Surgeons Resident Research; Fellowship.; and Claude Welch Resident Research Fellowship.. Dr. Rivera (or staff) is conversant in 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's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Wakamatsu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and German. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wakamatsu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Ulfelder Teaching Award; and Excellence in Workshop Leadership. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rattner include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rattner trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rattner's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 has an open panel.

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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 general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Bordeianou attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her areas of expertise consist of fecal incontinence and rectal prolapse. Patient ratings for Dr. Bordeianou average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bordeianou (or staff) speaks Romanian and Russian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Boston, MA and Danvers, MA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Hodin's clinical interests: cushing's syndrome, gastrointestinal surgery, and adrenal cancer. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hodin accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hodin attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Hodin has received distinctions including 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, colitis

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