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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. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virnig accepts. Dr. Virnig is affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. He 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Luz takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Portuguese. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Park Nicollet Clinic, and Maple Grove Hospital. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Shaw completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. The average patient rating for Dr. Shaw is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: 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, 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 medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Baldridge studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baldridge completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and Inside NJ Top Doctor. Dr. Baldridge is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), 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, 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 is a gastroenterologist in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. He is especially interested in 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. 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. Dr. Mallery 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)

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

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

Dr. Cynthia Sherman works as an adult gastroenterologist in Plymouth, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Edina, MN. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sherman include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sherman takes Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Sherman's 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

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Stuart Amateau is a specialist in bariatric medicine and adult gastroenterology. He works in Minneapolis, MN and Se Minneapolis, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amateau include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. 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. 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. Dr. Amateau's 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: Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Burns, Small Intestine Disorders, ... (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 is a pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Minneapolis, MN, Wyoming, MN, and Maple Grove, MN. Dr. Sudel graduated from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sudel include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and "Best Doctors," Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Dr. Sudel's professional affiliations include 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, 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 practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Khoruts's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received the following distinctions: Young Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota and Department of Medicine Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota. Dr. Khoruts speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Maple Grove Hospital.

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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 is an organ transplant specialist and gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Freeman is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Freeman include interventional endoscopy, stomach cancer, and chronic pancreatitis. Dr. Freeman is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) and Regions Hospital. Dr. Freeman accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and Georgetown University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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".

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is an in-network provider for 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. He is professionally 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Abraham is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wilson studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wilson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He 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. He is 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. Federico Tommaso Rossi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E. 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Federico Rossi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rossi's areas of clinical interest consist of ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). His professional affiliations include Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A. and Abbott Northwestern Hospital. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rossi completed residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rossi's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer and colonoscopy. Dr. Vega-Peralta is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank. Before completing his residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Vega-Peralta attended medical school at the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED). He takes Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vega-Peralta include: 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)

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

Dr. Benjamin Mitlyng is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Mitlyng's clinical interests encompass esophageal cancer and eosinophilic esophagitis. 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. He is affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A. and Fairview Health Services.

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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.