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We found 5 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HAP Senior Plus near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Sudhanshu Hasmukhrai Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
28963 Little Mack; Suite 101
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Sudhanshu Patel, who practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Macomb, MI, and Shelby Township, MI, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include hepatitis and stomach problems. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Patel completed his residency training at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stomach Problems

Dr. Satyajit Daniel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
28963 Little Mack; Suite 101
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Satyajit Daniel is an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Clair Shores, MI, Shelby Township, MI, and Macomb, MI. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stomach problems and hepatitis. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Christian Medical College, Dr. Daniel performed his residency at Huron Hospital and Henry Ford Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and Henry Ford Health System.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Stomach Problems

Dr. Donn Michael Schroder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
29000 Little Mack; Suite B
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Donn Schroder is a general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: stomach surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Schroder's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing his residency at St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit, Dr. Schroder attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Stomach Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Mona Khater, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
36975 Utica Road; Suite 102
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Mona Khater's specialty is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Khater include gynecological problems, warts, and cryotherapy. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Alliance Plan (HAP). Dr. Khater graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khater's training includes a residency program at Doctors' Hospital of Michigan. In addition to English, Dr. Khater (or staff) speaks Arabic and German. She is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Warts, Cryosurgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Loss, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Faisal Aslam, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
22151 Moross Road; Suite 313
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Muhammad Aslam's areas of specialization are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Aslam (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Aslam's areas of expertise include urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He graduated from King Edward Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Aslam trained at Maimonides Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cofinity, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , fecal incontinence

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence

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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.