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We found 6 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Anoka, MN.

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Dr. Daniel John Virnig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9555 Upland Lane
N Maple Grove, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Virnig is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Paul, MN, North Maple Grove, MN, and Saint Louis Park, MN. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Virnig graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Virnig completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Virnig is affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease

Dr. Ahsan M Bhatti, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 Jacob Lane
Anoka, MN
 

Dr. Ahsan Bhatti's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College. Dr. Bhatti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. His professional affiliations include North Memorial Health Care, HealthPartners RiverWay Clinics - Anoka, and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Hashim Bin Nemat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9855 Hospital Drive; Suite 102b
Maple Grove, MN
 

Dr. Hashim Nemat is a gastroenterologist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Nemat has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition. He is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care.

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Dr. Emelie F Helou, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 Jacob Lane
Anoka, MN
 

Dr. Emelie Helou specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Helou performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with HealthPartners RiverWay Clinics - Anoka and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Gregory Albert Weber, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 Jacob Lane
Anoka, MN
 

Dr. Gregory Weber works as an adult gastroenterologist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weber honors. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. He is affiliated with HealthPartners RiverWay Clinics - Anoka and Regions Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
601 Jacob Lane
Anoka, MN
 

Dr. Meher Rahman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rahman attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. She completed her residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her professional affiliations include HealthPartners RiverWay Clinics - Anoka and Regions Hospital.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.