We found 54 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

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Dr. Munir N Mobassaleh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Mobassaleh focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Mobassaleh honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. He has received the distinction of First Independent Research Support and Transition. In addition to English, Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mobassaleh's professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Stacy A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Stacy Kahn is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kahn is conversant in French. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Kahn takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Christopher P Duggan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Duggan's specialties are nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Duggan is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Duggan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Harvard Medical School Student Teaching Award, Children's Hospital, Boston. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Jeffrey A Biller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Biller practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Biller's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Biller honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Athos Bousvaros, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 5th Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Bousvaros's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bousvaros include: Boston Super Doctors; Sigma XI Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Director; and Pediatric Affairs Committee Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Bousvaros's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Victor L Fox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Victor Fox is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA. He is especially interested in esophagus problems. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fox attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Dr. Fox's distinctions include: NIH Nsra NIH Physician Scientist Award and NASPGHAN Endoscopy Award. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Cancer, Biliary Disorders, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Alejandro F Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Alejandro Flores-Sandoval specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Flores-Sandoval speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores-Sandoval include inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Flores-Sandoval studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He takes Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Because You Care Bear Award," Western New York Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Foundation; Sidney Farber House Staff Award; and Department Of. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

Dr. Jodie D Ouahed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jodie Ouahed is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. She attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ouahed include immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan. She is conversant in French. Dr. Ouahed's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Immunodeficiency, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Samuel Nurko, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Samuel Nurko is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis, and surgical procedures. Dr. Nurko is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. His practice is open to new patients. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Nurko completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Diploma For Being The Best Student Of The Medical School; Gastroenterology and Nutrition; and Chairman, International Committee North American Society Of Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition. Dr. Nurko (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Brian Patrick Regan Sr., DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Brian Regan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Regan has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He is open to new patients. He attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Winthrop University Hospital for residency. Dr. Regan has received the following distinction: Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Buie is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Newton, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Buie include autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Bridgeport Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Buie has received include Partners in Excellence; Take Wing Award (UMKC Alumni Award); and Humanitarianism in Med Award, U of MO. K.C.. Dr. Buie offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Diagnostic Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Autism, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fred Ruymann's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ruymann obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Ruymann focuses on therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ruymann is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ruymann include: Alpha Omega Alpha Peer Recognition Award and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. Dr. Ruymann (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atrius Health and Mount Auburn Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Kauffman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Kauffman is especially interested in endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kauffman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kauffman include: Sarnoff Scholar Award; Gidh Basic Research Award; and Aasld Schering Research Award. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

Dr. Leonel A Rodriguez, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 5th Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Leonel Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal motility disorders. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Austin. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal motility disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Bone Problems

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sabharwal include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sabharwal is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Sabharwal's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Gale Fiarman sees patients in Cambridge, MA, Watertown, MA, and Burlington, MA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: cirrhosis and endoscopy. She is in-network for Medicaid, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. Dr. Fiarman studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Fiarman has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Best Doctor- Gastroenterology; Best Doctors in America- Gastroenterology; and 1984-Magna cum laude, Yale University. Dr. Fiarman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fiarman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

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

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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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