We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Waltham, MA.

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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. He is especially interested in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ruymann honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Ruymann performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Dr. Ruymann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atrius Health and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Biller practices pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Biller at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Biller takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Biller's 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. Brian Patrick Regan Sr., DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Brian Regan is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Regan's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Regan's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, Dr. Regan attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, Dr. Buie focuses on autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Buie is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Buie graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bridgeport Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buie include: Partners in Excellence; Take Wing Award (UMKC Alumni Award); and Humanitarianism in Med Award, U of MO. K.C.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Waltham, MA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Sabharwal performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Sabharwal has received the distinction of James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Esther Israel is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Israel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Israel has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Clinical Investigator Award; and National Institutes. Dr. Israel (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew, French, and Yiddish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Israel welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Carla Helene Ginsburg, MPH, MD
Specializes in Primary Care, Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 543 Mob White
Newton Lower Falls, MA
 

Dr. Carla Ginsburg sees patients in Newton, MA, Newton Lower Falls, MA, and Weston, MA. Her medical specialties are primary care and adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Ginsburg is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ginsburg honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Alpha Omega Alpha Career Developmental Award From Colitis & Ileitis; Foundation Roche Award; and National Institute Of Health Rescud Career Development Aard and Investigator Award.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Harland Winter is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunodeficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Winter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. 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). Dr. Winter has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Kriston Ganguli, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ganguli is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ganguli is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite No. 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Aubrey Katz sees patients in Waltham, MA, Boston, MA, and Leominister, MA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Katz average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Katz welcomes new patients. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks Afrikaans and Dutch.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Qian Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
2000 Washington Street; Suite 466
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Qian Yuan works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Yuan is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and Beijing Second Medical College and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Yuan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, short bowel syndrome, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

George Licac Mandler
Specializes in Acupuncture, Gastroenterology, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Nutrition, Gynecology
21 Belmont Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Mr. George Mandler is an acupuncturist, gastroenterologist, and reproductive endocrinologist. Clinical interests for Mr. Mandler include migraine, nutrition counseling, and infertility. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Mr. Mandler honors Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Migraine, Nutrition Counseling, Infertility, Urinalysis, Headache, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tanabe is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Tanabe (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Croatian, and Serbo-Croatian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Tanabe is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Tanabe is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tanabe takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors and Specialty In Cancer Surgery Best Doctors in America (year, each year individually). Dr. Tanabe welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Henning Arthur Gaissert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Henning Gaissert's medical specialty is general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gaissert include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He attended Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Gaissert is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown University; and Allen W. Locke M.D. Physician Award, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gaissert has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Surgical Procedures, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. James Cusack is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Cusack include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Cusack attended Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; America's Top Doctors for Cancer; and Boston Top Doctors. Dr. Cusack (or staff) speaks German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Cusack's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Melanoma

Dr. Michael Lanuti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Michael Lanuti is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lanuti include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Lanuti is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinctions: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic Thoracic Surgery and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Lanuti is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Esophageal ... (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.

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