We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Timothy Tobin Brady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3023 N. Ballas Road; Suite 520d
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Brady's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brady is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brady include cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM St. Clare Health Center, and Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brady takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Brady graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Brady trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for his residency.

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

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Jacquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein is a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO. She is especially interested in endoscopy and liver transplant. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Fleckenstein completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

Dr. Dayna S Early, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Saint Louis, MO. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). On average, patients gave Dr. Early a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Early is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman is an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman has a special interest in endoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gyawali's education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Nepali. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

Dr. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez accepts. Dr. Gutierrez attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kushnir include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushnir graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

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Dr. Daniel K Mullady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mullady's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mullady accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Mandarin. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Gabriel David Lang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Gabriel Lang is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lang is especially interested in interventional endoscopy. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lang takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lang attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Lang is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Stent Placement, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Koushik Kumar Das, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Koushik Das practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Das is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Das accepts. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Stent Placement, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ghadah A Al Ismail, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3015 N. Ballas Road; First Floor
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. Dr. Al Ismail has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). She takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Procedures, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Cancer, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. John Christopher Eagon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon is a general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Eagon include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. Dr. Eagon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Eagon completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Eagon's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Christopher Glasgow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 N Mason Road; Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sean Glasgow practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. In his practice, Dr. Glasgow focuses on colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D Bradley, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 101
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Bradley accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins is a general surgery and oncology (cancer care) specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Hawkins graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (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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