We found 33 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brady's areas of expertise consist of cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Land of Lincoln, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, MO, and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles. Dr. Brady has an open panel.

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

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

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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gutierrez include inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Gutierrez takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gutierrez is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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 an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and colonoscopy. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Before completing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Early attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. 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, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Fleckenstein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Lisker-Melman has a special interest in endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Gyawali honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gyawali studied medicine at Calicut Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Nepali.

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

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir works as a gastroenterologist. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kushnir include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Dr. Kushnir is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushnir is conversant in 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

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

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 include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Dr. Mullady is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullady accepts. Dr. Mullady graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center.

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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. Dr. Chen attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Lang completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lang include interventional endoscopy. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lang speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Das attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Das completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. He accepts several insurance carriers, including TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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. Her areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Al Ismail accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at King Faisal University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital. She is affiliated with 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. Steven R Hunt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunt graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal cancer

All Interests: Cystocele, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Enterocele, Inflammatory Bowel ... (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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 works as a general surgeon and oncologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hawkins include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Hawkins studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Hawkins's residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

Dr. Matthew G Mutch, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Mutch specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Mutch attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Mutch's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Prolapse, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Genetic ... (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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