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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Iyer's practice, he is particularly interested in eosinophilic esophagitis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences and residency at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic.

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

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

Dr. John Poterucha is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. In his practice, Dr. Poterucha focuses on viral hepatitis and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic Health System. His education and training includes medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Poterucha's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poterucha takes.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis B

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

Dr. Russell Wiesner sees patients in Rochester, MN and Duluth, MN. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wiesner include hepatitis and liver transplant. Dr. Wiesner is affiliated with Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Mayo Clinic. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. Mark Bartlett is a gastroenterologist and pediatric gastroenterologist in Rochester, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Bartlett attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diarrhea, malnutrition, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartlett is professionally 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'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.