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We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Minneapolis, MN.

Dr. Daniel John Virnig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Virnig works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Virnig's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mohamed Abdirahman Hassan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
420 Delaware Street Se
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Mohamed Hassan's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Hassan has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatobiliary disorders, stomach cancer, and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He trained at Howard University Hospital for his residency. His distinctions include: AASLD Schering Hepatology Fellowship Award; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Hassan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Somali and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Digestive Care.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Burns, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert "jake" Matlock, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Robert Matlock's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and Park Nicollet Clinic - St. Louis Park. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hennepin County Medical Center for residency. Dr. Matlock honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Biliary Disorders, Pancreas Problems, Therapeutic Endoscopy

Dr. Irshad Hasan Jafri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
500 Harvard Street
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Irshad Jafri is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Sindh Medical College, he performed his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. Jafri is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Jafri (or staff) speaks Urdu and Bengali. Dr. Jafri's professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Health (M Health), Regions Hospital, and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Digestive Care. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christopher Jason Shepela, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
516 Delaware Street; 516 Delaware Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Shepela works as a gastroenterologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Digestive Care. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepela honors. Dr. Shepela's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Shepela has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Super Doctors. Dr. Shepela (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Dr. Hashim Bin Nemat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. Hashim Nemat is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Robbinsdale, MN and Maple Grove, MN. Dr. Nemat is affiliated with North Memorial Health Care. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Nemat accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition.

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Dr. Mark Gordon Bartlett, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
5020 Morgan Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Mark Bartlett specializes in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Bartlett has a special interest in diarrhea, malnutrition, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pancreatitis, Malnutrition, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Dr. Sundeep Arora, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2635 University Avenue W; #100
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Sundeep Arora is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Arora attended Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A..

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Obesity, Allergies, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Ahmad S Abdulkarim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Ste 4-820
Saint Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Ahmad Abdulkarim is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Abdulkarim is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Specialty Center - Digestive Care. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdulkarim honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Emelie F Helou, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3366 Oakdale Avenue N, Suite 200; Healthpartners Parkway Clinic
Robbinsdale, MN
 

Dr. Emelie Helou specializes in adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Helou honors. Dr. Helou graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for her residency. She is affiliated with 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.