We found 73 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Saint Louis Park, MN.

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Dr. Daniel John Virnig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, 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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virnig takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease

Dr. Leticia Perondi Perondi Luz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Suite 4-820
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Leticia Luz practices adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine in Saint Louis Park, MN. Dr. Luz takes Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Luz speaks Portuguese. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastritis, Diarrhea, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux

Dr. James Shawn Mallery, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Suite 4-820
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. J. Mallery sees patients in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Mallery's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. Dr. Mallery's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Burns, Biliary Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Shaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard, Heart & Vascular Building; Floor 4
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Michael Shaw sees patients in Saint Paul, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Shaw a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include colon cancer, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Park Nicollet Clinic, and Maple Grove Hospital. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Shaw's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Anal Cancer, Burns, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Anne Sherman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6401 France Avenue S
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Cynthia Sherman is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sherman accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Yale School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sherman's professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Alan Drew Baldridge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2512 Building, Third Floor; 2512 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alan Baldridge specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baldridge include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. His professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baldridge completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Baldridge has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and Inside NJ Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Kevin Amateau, PhD, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
406 Harvard Street Se V379 Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Stuart Amateau's areas of specialization are bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amateau include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Regions Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Amateau is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and ASGE Video Editing Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Burns, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. John Richard Lake, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. John Lake is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lake include viral hepatitis, stomach cancer, and wilson's disease. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Lake trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lake include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Best Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Lakes Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
2512 Building, Third Floor; 2512 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Sarah Schwarzenberg is a pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist in Se Minneapolis, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwarzenberg include obesity, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Schwarzenberg is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Schwarzenberg completed her residency training at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Best Doctors in America; and Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor". She is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris A Sudel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2450 Riverside Avenue; Pediatric Cdc#8952c
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Boris Sudel's medical specialty is pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sudel's clinical interests include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. After attending The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Sudel completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Lewis Freeman, MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
825 S 8th Street; Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Martin Freeman is a specialist in transplant medicine and adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freeman include interventional endoscopy, stomach cancer, and chronic pancreatitis. Patients gave Dr. Freeman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for residency. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor". Dr. Freeman's professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Regions Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatectomy, Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Bile Duct Stones, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Peter McCabe Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Robert McCabe specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. McCabe is affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Fairview Health Services. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. McCabe obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Alexander Khoruts, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alexander Khoruts' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Maple Grove Hospital. Dr. Khoruts is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Young Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota and Department of Medicine Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota. Dr. Khoruts is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Burns, Immune Disorders, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Mathai Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
406 Harvard Street Southeast, Division of Gastroenterology; Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. James Abraham's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Abraham's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Lakes Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Abraham attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Abraham include: DIGEST Grant by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; and DIGEST Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Burns, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Antonio Vega Peralta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
909 Fulton Street Se, Clinics and Surgery Center; 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jose Vega-Peralta specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega-Peralta include esophageal cancer, thoracic cancer, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank. After attending the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED) for medical school, Dr. Vega-Peralta completed his residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Vega-Peralta has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star".

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Burns, Thoracic Cancer, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk David Wilson, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Delaware Mmc 284; University of Minnesota Department of Medicine
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Kirk Wilson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Minneapolis, MN and Bloomington, MN. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wilson has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Preventive Care, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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