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We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Premier near Lees Summit, MO.

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Dr. Richard David Lozoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20 Ne Saint Lukes Boulevard; Suite #330
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Richard Lozoff is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lozoff honors. Dr. Lozoff graduated from Rush Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Lozoff is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Marc Kenneth Taormina, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Marc Taormina is a Lees Summit, MO physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Taormina is rated highly by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Taormina trained at Truman Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Dr. Jeffery Lewis Schlachter, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
20 North East Saint Lukes Boulevard; Street
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schlachter's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schlachter is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schlachter studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital and Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Dr. Christopher Robert Bartalos, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Christopher Bartalos is a physician who specializes in emergency medicine and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Bartalos accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Bartalos's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Dr. Frank Joseph Totta, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Frank Totta's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Totta's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Russell McCullough specializes in adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. McCullough attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Dr. Mary Lynne De Paz Lucido Lucido, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mary Lucido sees patients in Lees Summit, MO. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lucido's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

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Dr. Todd Wesley Kilgore, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Todd Kilgore specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Saba University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Kilgore is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Merritt, who practices in Kansas City, MO, Lexington, MO, and Lees Summit, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Merritt's professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.