We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Premier near Lees Summit, MO.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lees Summit, MO. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Taormina trained at Truman Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taormina takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lees Summit, MO. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Lozoff's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lozoff takes.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Dr. Schlachter is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital and Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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Dr. Ervin Y Eaker Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Ervin Eaker is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Eaker accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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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' specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Bartalos attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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

Dr. Russell McCullough's area of specialization is 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. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McCullough attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Totta attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lucido is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lucido honors.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Kilgore attended Saba University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. His professional affiliations include 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. He studied medicine 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.