We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Platinum near Grandview, MO.

Dr. Lynn Hilsabeck Hilsabeck, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1004 Carondelet Drive; Suite 450
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lynn Roh's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Roh obtained her medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Common Cold, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Bailey Robinson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1004 Carondelet Drive; Suite 450
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ann Robinson specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Robinson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. John M Davis II, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E 101st Terr
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Davis' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Davis include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis accepts. Dr. Davis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Davis's hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lorraine Annette Lindstrom-Leifer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lorraine Lindstrom, who practices in Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lindstrom include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Tufts Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lindstrom's professional affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Thomas Troiani Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Robert Troiani is a general surgery specialist in Belton, MO and Kansas City, MO. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Troiani is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Troiani completed a residency program at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, Crohn's disease, bowel obstruction

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Diverticular Disease, Appendectomy, Hernia ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard James McKittrick, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard McKittrick is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKittrick include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Dr. McKittrick obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McKittrick has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1004 Carondelet; Suite 430
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mizrahi include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Mizrahi studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mizrahi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), constipation

All Interests: Rectocele, Incontinence, Constipation, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Carrie Woods Lehr, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 Carondelet Drive; #105
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Lehr's specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Lehr's areas of expertise include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lehr takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, gastric (stomach) ulcer, hemorrhoids, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Dizziness, Bronchitis, Bursitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diane Catherine Scheuer, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Blue Ridge Family Physicians, Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Diane Scheuer is a family practitioner. Her areas of expertise include drug allergy, graves disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Scheuer is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scheuer accepts. She graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, hemorrhoids, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis, constipation

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Bruce Pendergrass, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kelly Pendergrass specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Dr. Pendergrass attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis for residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Sickle Cell Disease, Liver Cancer, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2721 West 119th Street
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Kloster is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Kloster performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kloster include knee problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Workers' Compensation, TriWest, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Lounce, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Blue Ridge Family Physicians, Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Harry Lounce's specialty is family medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lounce's clinical interests: prostate problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Lounce performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, appendicitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis, colitis

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Developmental ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth Steven Braton, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
12121 Blue Ridge Extension; Suite M
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Kenneth Braton is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Dr. Braton is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and drug allergy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Braton is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital, Carondelet Health, and Research Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, diarrhea, heartburn, vomiting, gastric (stomach) ulcer, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Drug Allergy, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Bone Spurs, Dizziness, Bronchitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohsin Quinn Soliman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
930 Carondelet Drive; #104
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mohsin Soliman's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Menorah Medical Center and Carondelet Health. Dr. Soliman graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, Obesity, Hernia, Breast Cancer

Dr. Richard J Mundis, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Mundis is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Mundis's professional affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mundis honors. Dr. Mundis is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, gastroenteritis

All Interests: Immunization, Research, Urologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Gastritis, Sickle Cell Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Gabel Waller, MPH, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 East 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Waller practices radiation oncology. These areas are among Dr. Waller's clinical interests: bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, anal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Tumor, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, ... (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.