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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Dr. Iyer has a special interest in eosinophilic esophagitis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wiesner include hepatitis and liver transplant. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Wiesner's training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Essentia Health-Duluth Clinic 1st Street Building and Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. John Poterucha's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology; he sees patients in Rochester, MN. In his practice, Dr. Poterucha focuses on viral hepatitis and liver transplant. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poterucha honors. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Poterucha is professionally 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, who practices in Rochester, MN and Minneapolis, MN, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He has a special interest in diarrhea, malnutrition, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Bartlett is professionally affiliated with Mayo Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Bartlett honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rahman accepts. Dr. Rahman is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Rahman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. She is professionally 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.