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We found 19 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 works as an otolaryngologist. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Roh include thyroid cancer, thyroid surgery, and tinnitus. Dr. Roh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Robinson'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: 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 is a general surgery specialist in Belton, MO and Kansas City, MO. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center and Research Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Troiani average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Benyamine Mizrahi's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Mizrahi has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Mizrahi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), constipation

All Interests: Rectocele, Incontinence, Constipation, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. John Davis is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Davis include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and throat cancer. Dr. Davis accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His 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, 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 specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lindstrom include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and rectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing her residency at Tufts Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Lindstrom attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard McKittrick's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Dr. McKittrick accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He 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, 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. Spencer Park Kirk, DO
Specializes in General Surgery
17067 South Outer Road; Suite 200
Belton, MO
 

Dr. Spencer Kirk practices general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kirk honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He is professionally 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. Carrie Woods Lehr, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1010 Carondelet Drive; #105
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Carrie Lehr's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lehr include depression, drug allergy, and graves disease. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Lehr attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lehr completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Lehr's professional affiliations include 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 works as a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Scheuer's areas of expertise include drug allergy, graves disease, and restless leg syndrome. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital and Carondelet Health.

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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 is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Kansas City, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pendergrass include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pendergrass accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis. He 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, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

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

Dr. Daniel Kirk Barnett, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
900 Main
Grandview, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Barnett's area of specialization is general internal medicine. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Barnett's residency was performed at Truman Medical Centers. Clinical interests for Dr. Barnett include alcohol abuse, cosmetic treatments, and intensive care. The average patient rating for Dr. Barnett is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnett takes. Dr. Barnett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), anorectal problems, colon cancer, celiac disease, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Breast Pain, Depression, Ear Pain, Eczema, Dizziness, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bone ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Mundis' areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mundis include bladder cancer, platelet disorders, and thyroid cancer. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Mundis has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional 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. Elizabeth Wong Ng, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E 101st Terrace
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Ng is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Her clinical interests include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), lung cancer, and anemia. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine, Dr. Ng performed her residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Ng 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)

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

Dr. Harry Lounce is a family medicine practitioner in Grandview, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Lounce include prostate problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. Patients rated him 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. Lounce studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is family medicine. Dr. Braton graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and drug allergy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He 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)

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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.