Finding Providers
loading

We found 61 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

No Photo
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Blake 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College Of Physicians; Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology; and Associate Professor Of Medicine, Harvard Med Sch. Dr. Richter is accepting 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. Frederick W Ruymann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Mount Auburn Street; Suite 405
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Ruymann is a gastroenterologist in Cambridge, MA. His clinical interests include therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Ruymann's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Ruymann's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha; Peer Recognition Award; and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Mount Auburn Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ruymann's office for an appointment.

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
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Chestnut Hill, MA, Burlington, MA, and West Roxbury, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kauffman include endoscopy. Dr. Kauffman is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kauffman completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kauffman 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.

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; Fegan, 5th Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros is a pediatric gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Bousvaros's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bousvaros is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bousvaros has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Sigma XI. Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Greek, and Russian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

Read more

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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Mobassaleh focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mobassaleh trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mobassaleh has received include 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. Dr. Mobassaleh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Gale Fiarman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fiarman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Her areas of expertise include cirrhosis and endoscopy. Dr. Fiarman's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Fiarman trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for her residency. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. She has received distinctions including Boston Best Doctor- Gastroenterology; Best Doctors in America- Gastroenterology; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Fiarman is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Biller works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Biller has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Foundation Medical Partners, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Biller has an open panel. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Biller has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors.

Read more

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

Dr. Christopher Duggan's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. In Dr. Duggan's practice, he is particularly interested in malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Duggan graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: *also Specializes In Nutrition*; Graduated Cum Laude Dartmouth College; and American Society for Nutrition Physician Nutrition Specialist Award. Dr. Duggan offers interpreting services for his patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Menno Verhave, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Menno Verhave works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Brockton, MA. His clinical interests encompass celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Verhave's professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Medical Center (Brockton, MA), Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He honors Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Verhave welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Children's Hospital Boston. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Young Investigator Award. North American Society F; and Or Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition. .. Dr. Verhave (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Alejandro Flores-Sandoval, who practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Flores-Sandoval focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. He honors several insurance carriers, including Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid. After completing medical school at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Flores-Sandoval has received the following distinctions: "Because You Care Bear Award," Western New York; Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Foundation; and Caremark Vision Award. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

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

Dr. Victor Fox works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophagus problems. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fox trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fox's distinctions include: NIH Nsra 1985-1988; NIH Physician Scientist Award 1988-1991; 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 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Harland Winter practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Winter (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Winter is especially interested in immunodeficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winter has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; President North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; and Humanitarian Of The Year Award, CCFA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Esther Israel's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Israel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Israel's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Clinical Investigator Award; National Institutes; and Of Health. Dr. Israel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, French, and Yiddish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Failure to Thrive, Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include gastrointestinal motility disorders. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez welcomes new patients. He attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Austin. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Brian Regan is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Milford, MA, Boston, MA, and Waltham, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Regan include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Regan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Winthrop University Hospital. Dr. Regan has received professional recognition including the following: Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

No Photo
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Buie practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Newton, MA. 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. Dr. Buie's clinical interests encompass autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received distinctions including Humanitarianism in Med Award, U of MO. K.C.; The George Brown Longstreth Award for Humanness; and Fellow Teaching Award, Dept. of Pediatrics, Yale New Haven Hospital. Dr. Buie offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Buie welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Foreign Language

Research

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.