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We found 67 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Saint Louis Park, MN.

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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Virnig graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Virnig completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Virnig is 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Dr. Luz is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She speaks Portuguese. Dr. Luz is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Her practice is open to 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. Michael James Shaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard, Heart & Vascular Building; Floor 4
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Michael Shaw is an adult gastroenterologist. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. In Dr. Shaw's practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Shaw has received the distinction of Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors. Dr. Shaw is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Park Nicollet Clinic, and Maple Grove Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Alan Baldridge is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests 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 graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Baldridge has received distinctions including 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, Transplant ... (Read more)

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

Dr. J. Mallery practices adult gastroenterology in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians). Dr. Mallery honors Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor".

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Sherman practices adult gastroenterology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sherman is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Boris Sudel is a specialist in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Minneapolis, MN, Wyoming, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Sudel's professional affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Lakes Medical Center, and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Sudel has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and "Best Doctors," Minnesota Monthly Magazine.

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

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

Dr. Alexander Khoruts, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
516 Delaware Street Se, Phillips - Wangensteen Building; Clinic 1e
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alexander Khoruts works as an adult gastroenterologist in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Maple Grove Hospital. Dr. Khoruts takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khoruts 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. He speaks 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. Stuart Kevin Amateau, PhD, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
406 Harvard Street Se V379 Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Stuart Amateau, who practices in Minneapolis, MN and Se Minneapolis, MN, is a medical specialist in bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Amateau's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Amateau attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and ASGE Video Editing Scholarship. Dr. Amateau is professionally affiliated with 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: Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Burns, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (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 specialties are transplant medicine and adult gastroenterology. He practices in Minneapolis, MN and Se Minneapolis, MN. The average patient rating for Dr. Freeman is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, stomach cancer, and chronic pancreatitis. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Freeman's residency was performed at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor". Dr. Freeman is affiliated with 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: Transplant Procedures, Bile Duct Stones, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer, Burns, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert McCabe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. McCabe attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He 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 sees patients in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abraham include 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 attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Abraham's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: 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. 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He accepts Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

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

Dr. Federico Tommaso Rossi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E. 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Federico Rossi is an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Rossi's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rossi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A. and Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Cysts, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Antonio Vega Peralta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
516 Delaware Street Se, Phillips - Wangensteen Building; Clinic 1e
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jose Vega-Peralta sees patients in Minneapolis, MN. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Vega-Peralta include esophageal cancer and colonoscopy. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED). For his residency, Dr. Vega-Peralta trained at Hennepin County Medical Center. 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". Dr. Vega-Peralta is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank.

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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)

Dr. Benjamin Lars Mitlyng, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Delaware Street Se; A539 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Benjamin Mitlyng specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is professionally affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A. and Fairview Health Services. Dr. Mitlyng takes Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Mitlyng has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Radiofrequency Ablation, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's ... (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.