We found 56 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

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

Dr. Alejandro Flores-Sandoval's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Flores-Sandoval's clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Flores-Sandoval trained at Children's Hospital Boston. His distinctions include: "Because You Care Bear Award," Western New York Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Foundation; Sidney Farber House Staff Award; and Department Of. In addition to English, Dr. Flores-Sandoval speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kahn's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahn is accepting new patients. She graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. Dr. Kahn speaks French.

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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 is a nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Duggan offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Duggan's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He has received the distinction of Harvard Medical School Student Teaching Award, Children's Hospital, Boston. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Frederick W Ruymann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Fred Ruymann is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cambridge, MA and Watertown, MA. His areas of expertise include therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Ruymann's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Ruymann attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. 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 Harvard Vanguard Watertown and Mount Auburn Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Chestnut Hill, MA, West Roxbury, MA, and Burlington, MA. In his practice, Dr. Kauffman focuses on endoscopy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kauffman performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kauffman's 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

Dr. Laurie E Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laurie Fishman is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, medical education, and motility disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Fishman is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fishman honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Fishman completed her residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Medical Education, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

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' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Bousvaros focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bousvaros completed a residency program at Duke University Hospital. Dr. Bousvaros has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Sigma XI Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Director; and Pediatric Affairs Committee Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. In addition to English, Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Bousvaros is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Lexington, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mobassaleh include inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mobassaleh's office for an appointment. He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: First Independent Research Support and Transition. Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophagus problems. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Fox attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. His distinctions include: NIH Nsra NIH Physician Scientist Award and NASPGHAN Endoscopy Award. Dr. Fox offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Biller is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Biller is especially interested in gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Biller has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Kriston A Ganguli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kriston Ganguli is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Ganguli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School and residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Jodie Ouahed practices pediatric gastroenterology. She is especially interested in immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Ouahed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan. She is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University, Dr. Ouahed attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ouahed is conversant in French.

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

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Her areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sabharwal has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. She is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Harland Steven Winter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Harland Winter is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Winter include immunodeficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Winter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Winter has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Samuel Nurko's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nurko include achalasia, hirschsprung disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Nurko's 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 foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal Incontinence, Constipation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Regan, who practices in Milford, MA, Boston, MA, and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Regan include inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Regan accepts. His practice is open to new patients. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Regan completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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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