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We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Rochester, MN.

Dr. Ganapathy Ganapathy Prasad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Prasad Iyer works as a gastroenterologist. After completing medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Dr. Iyer performed his residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eosinophilic esophagitis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Iyer is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Russell Harold Wiesner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
200 First Street Sw; Charlton 10a
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Russell Wiesner is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Rochester, MN and Duluth, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiesner include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), hepatitis, and liver transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Mayo Clinic. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Liver Transplant, Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Dr. John James Poterucha, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. John Poterucha is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. He attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Poterucha trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Poterucha's areas of expertise include viral hepatitis and liver transplant. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poterucha accepts. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis B

Dr. Mark Gordon Bartlett, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw; Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Rochester, 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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 1st Street Sw
Rochester, MN
 

Dr. Meher Rahman specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Rochester, MN, Mankato, MN, and Anoka, MN. Dr. Rahman is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners RiverWay Clinics - Anoka and Regions Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Rahman attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rahman (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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.