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We found 20 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Roh's hospital/clinic 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 is an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. Her 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: Graves Disease, Deviated Septum, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Sinus Headache, Facial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Troiani's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Troiani's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Dr. Troiani attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Troiani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. John Davis sees patients in Lees Summit, MO and Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Davis graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Truman Medical Centers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Davis's professional 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, 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. Lori Annette Lindstrom-Leifer, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lori Lindstrom is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lindstrom takes. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lindstrom is professionally affiliated with 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, 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. Benyamine Mizrahi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1004 Carondelet; Suite 430
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mizrahi at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. Dr. Mizrahi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), constipation

All Interests: Rectocele, Incontinence, Constipation, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Richard McKittrick practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. McKittrick is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McKittrick studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lehr include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Dr. Lehr honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Lehr has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 practices family medicine in Grandview, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scheuer include drug allergy, graves disease, and restless leg syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Dr. Scheuer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scheuer graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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 sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Pendergrass is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis' residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pendergrass has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach 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)

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

Dr. Harry Lounce's area of specialization is family medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lounce include prostate problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Lounce attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Lounce takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Spencer Park Kirk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Spencer Kirk is a Belton, MO physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Kirk's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Kirk is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, bowel obstruction

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

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

Dr. Kenneth Braton's specialty is family medicine. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and drug allergy. Patients rated Dr. Braton highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Braton's professional affiliations include 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. Richard J Mundis, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Mundis is a medical specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Patients gave Dr. Mundis an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Mundis has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach problems, stomach 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 is a radiation oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Waller include bladder cancer, rectal cancer, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). Dr. Waller is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Waller completed residency programs at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Waller is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Tumor, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial ... (Read more)

Dr. Elizabeth Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ng works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. Dr. Ng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Research, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Urologic Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Iron ... (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.