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. Frederick Ruymann works as a gastroenterologist in Cambridge, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ruymann is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Ruymann attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha; Peer Recognition Award; and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. Dr. Ruymann's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Biller's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Biller include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Biller attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Biller has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Biller is accepting 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. Harland Steven Winter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Harland Winter is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has indicated that his clinical interests include immunodeficiency, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Winter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Winter include: Boston Super Doctors; President North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; and Humanitarian Of The Year Award, CCFA. Dr. Winter (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Winter's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Winthrop University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Regan has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Regan has received the distinction of Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic Honor Society. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center, and Children's Hospital Boston. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Esther Israel works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Israel include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Israel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She studied medicine 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's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Clinical Investigator Award; National Institutes; and Of Health. In addition to English, Dr. Israel (or staff) speaks Hebrew, French, and Yiddish. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Israel is open to 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2014 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Buie is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Newton, MA. Dr. Buie attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bridgeport Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Buie include autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: 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's practice is open to new 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. Qian Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
2000 Washington Street; Suite 466
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Qian Yuan practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics in Newton Lower Falls, MA, Newton, MA, and Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Yuan include pancreas problems, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Yuan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Beijing Second Medical College, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Yuan welcomes 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)

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 is a physician who specializes in primary care and adult gastroenterology. 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. Dr. Ginsburg's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ginsburg include: Alpha Omega Alpha; Career Developmental Award From Colitis & Ileitis; and Foundation. She is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Aubrey Katz is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katz has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Dr. Katz attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Katz (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Kriston A Ganguli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kriston Ganguli's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. Dr. Ganguli's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Ganguli attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School. She completed her residency training at Tufts Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganguli welcomes 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

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 infertility specialist. Mr. Mandler's areas of expertise include migraine, nutrition counseling, and infertility. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to 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 oncologist. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Tanabe trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tanabe include colon cancer, liver cancer, and melanoma. Dr. Tanabe is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America (2000 - present year, each year individually); Boston Super Doctors; and Specialty In Cancer Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tanabe (or staff) speaks Croatian, Filipino, and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting 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)

Specializes in Urogynecology
40 Second Street; Suite 400
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. May Wakamatsu is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Wakamatsu attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), urge incontinence (overactive bladder), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Wakamatsu has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Ulfelder Teaching Award; and Excellence in Workshop Leadership. Dr. Wakamatsu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Chinese, and German. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Cystocele, Urogynecological Problems, Rectocele, Uterine Prolapse, Urinary Incontinence, Urge ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Henning Gaissert specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Gaissert has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and lung cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Technical University Munich, Faculty of Medicine and Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Gaissert's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Faculty Teaching Award, Dept Of Surg, Brown; and the University. In addition to English, Dr. Gaissert (or staff) speaks German and French. His professional affiliations include Southern New Hampshire Health System, The Miriam Hospital, and Rhode Island Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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 general surgeon and surgical oncologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. Dr. Cusack graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and melanoma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Cusack is accepting 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 specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Lanuti's professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Lanuti attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lanuti include: Friedman-Lambert Scholar in Academic; Thoracic Surgery; and Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

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