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We found 4 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible OAHMO near Westminster, MD.

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Dr. Satish Amratlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
826 Washington Road; Suite 204
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Satish Shah's medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harrisburg Hospital, Dr. Shah attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Paracentesis, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lamar Rice, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
555 South Center Street
Westminister, MD
 

Dr. Robert Rice specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rice include colon cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Rice is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tina Ashley Khair, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
826 Washington Road; Suite 204
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. Tina Khair is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khair include lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khair's medical residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Osteoporosis, Gynecologic Cancer, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Radiation Oncology
555 S. Center Street
Westminster, MD
 

Dr. David Salinger works as a radiation oncologist. He has a special interest in second opinions, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Salinger takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Salinger attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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.