Finding Providers
loading

We found 325 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Jamaica Plain, MA.

Dr. William Robert Brugge, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Blake Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge is a gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brugge accepts. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Brugge has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology.; Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; and Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Pancreatitis, Neuroendocrine Tumors, ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Casey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has an open panel. Dr. Casey studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. She has received the distinction of Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Richter include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richter obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Richter is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. John Leung, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Allergy & Immunology
800 Washington Street; Box 1013
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Leung's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and drug allergy. Dr. Leung accepts Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. His distinctions include: FIT Travel Scholarship for the 2013 AAAAI Annual Meeting; FIT Travel Scholarship for the 2012 AAAAI Annual Meeting; and Digestive Diseases Week Poster of Distinction. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Leung is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Celiac Disease, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Allergies, Hives, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Hechavarria Hechavarria, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell, Ground, Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology .
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Yen is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. Dr. Yen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training at Seattle Children's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Yen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Boston Children's Hospital. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Frederick W Ruymann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Mount Auburn Street; #405
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Ruymann specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Cambridge, MA. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is especially interested in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Ruymann's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ruymann accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha; Peer Recognition Award; and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Kauffman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
291 Independence Drive
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman sees patients in Chestnut Hill, MA, Burlington, MA, and West Roxbury, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kauffman's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Kauffman include endoscopy. Dr. Kauffman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Sarnoff Scholar Award; Gidh Basic Research Award; and Aasld Schering Research Award. Dr. Kauffman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Kauffman is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Preventive Care, Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy

Dr. Athos Bousvaros, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) speaks Spanish, Greek, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Bousvaros is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bousvaros is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Hospital's residency program. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bousvaros has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Sigma XI. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Munir N Mobassaleh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Lexington, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mobassaleh include inflammatory bowel disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Mobassaleh graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mobassaleh has received professional recognition including the following: First Independent Research Support and Transition; Award. National Institutes of Health. 1988-95.; and Certified By American Board of Pediatrics In. Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Mobassaleh has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Steven J Shields, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Steven Shields practices adult gastroenterology in Wellesley Hills, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Shields has a special interest in endoscopy. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Shields's residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Chief of Gastroenterology, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical; and School. Dr. Shields welcomes new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Heartburn, Upper Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Brian Snapper, MD, PhD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Snapper's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Snapper accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Snapper attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Snapper has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Summa Cum Laude; and Howard Huges Physician Postdoctoral Award. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Snapper is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Immunodeficiency, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Arvid Vanderhoof, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 5th Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jon Vanderhoof's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vanderhoof is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Allergies

Dr. Yvona M Trnka, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yvona Trnka's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Trnka's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and endoscopy. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). She attended medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Trnka's residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Trnka's distinctions include: Hchp Diamond Award and Peer Recognition Award. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

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

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gale S Fiarman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Gale Fiarman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cambridge, MA, Burlington, MA, and Watertown, MA. Her clinical interests include cirrhosis and endoscopy. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Fiarman is in-network for Medicaid, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Fiarman performed her residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Best Doctor- Gastroenterology; Best Doctors in America- Gastroenterology; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Fiarman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Colorectal Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Endoscopy

Dr. James C Chou, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Chou practices adult gastroenterology in Quincy, MA, Boston, MA, and Weymouth, MA. Dr. Chou is especially interested in endoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chou accepts. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Chou (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Chou is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Hepatitis B, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Charles T Buzanis, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Charles Buzanis' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Buzanis's clinical interests include peptic ulcer, endoscopy, and HIV/AIDS. Dr. Buzanis honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buzanis attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Buzanis's residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Buzanis offers interpreting services for Dr. Buzanis's patients. Dr. Buzanis is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Buzanis welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, HIV/AIDS, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Peptic Ulcer

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.