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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Virnig is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. She practices in Saint Louis Park, MN. She is conversant in Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Luz studied medicine at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Luz completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Michael Shaw is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Paul, MN, Maple Grove, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Shaw's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Park Nicollet Clinic, and Maple Grove Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patient ratings for Dr. Shaw average 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. J. Mallery's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Mallery attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. Dr. Mallery honors Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mallery include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. His 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. Cynthia Anne Sherman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6401 France Avenue S
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Cynthia Sherman is a gastroenterologist in Saint Paul, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Edina, MN. Before completing her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Sherman attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Sherman focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sherman is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Baldridge's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Baldridge attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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 works as a bariatric medicine specialist and adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Amateau is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Amateau's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and ASGE Video Editing Scholarship. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Regions Hospital.

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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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. He practices in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. Dr. Lake's areas of expertise include viral hepatitis, stomach cancer, and wilson's disease. He is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lake attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Best Doctors.

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

Dr. Boris Sudel practices pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sudel is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. His distinctions include: Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Alexander Khoruts works as an adult gastroenterologist in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. In addition to English, Dr. Khoruts speaks Russian. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Maple Grove Hospital. Dr. Khoruts graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Khoruts trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Khoruts has received distinctions including Young Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota and Department of Medicine Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota.

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

Dr. Martin Freeman's areas of specialization are transplant medicine and adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, stomach cancer, and chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Freeman takes Medicare insurance. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Freeman include: 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. Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
2512 Building, Third Floor; 2512 S. 7th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Sarah Schwarzenberg's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). These areas are among Dr. Schwarzenberg's clinical interests: obesity, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Her professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Schwarzenberg has received include Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Best Doctors in America; and Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor".

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

Dr. Robert McCabe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. McCabe's areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. McCabe attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. McCabe is affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. James Abraham specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Abraham is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: DIGEST Grant by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; and DIGEST Grant, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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

Dr. Kirk Wilson practices adult gastroenterology in Minneapolis, MN and Bloomington, MN. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wilson honors Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Wilson include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with 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

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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Vega-Peralta's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Vega-Peralta is a graduate of the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED). He trained at Hennepin County Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: 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, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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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