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We found 149 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near North Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Elena Igorevna Sidorenko, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Elena Sidorenko is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Sidorenko's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Novosibirsk State Medical University, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jose Lorenzo Tirol Cocjin Cocjin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Gilham Rd Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinic
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jose Cocjin specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Cocjin is conversant in Filipino. In his practice, Dr. Cocjin focuses on acid reflux (GERD) and constipation. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Cocjin trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Constipation, Acid Reflux

Dr. John Anthony Bonino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Bonino is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Bonino's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bonino honors. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, heartburn, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, gastroenteritis, colitis, esophageal cancer, pyloric stenosis, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Michael Taylor, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ryan Taylor is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and colonoscopy. Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His 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 Michigan. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Paracentesis, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mojtaba S Olyaee, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Mojtaba Olyaee is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist. Dr. Olyaee is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. After completing medical school at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Olyaee performed his residency at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Olyaee has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, heartburn, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, gastroenteritis, colitis, esophageal cancer, pyloric stenosis, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott W Grisolano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Scott Grisolano's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Grisolano studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Grisolano trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, esophageal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastrointestinal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mollie Jo Jackson, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Gastroenterology
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mollie Jackson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Jackson's clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jackson is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pyloric stenosis, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Pain, Celiac Disease, Gastric Ulcer, Paracentesis, Diverticular Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Mail Stop 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office .
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Tuba Esfandyari is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Esfandyari is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Esfandyari attended the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Esfandyari speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, heartburn, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, gastroenteritis, colitis, esophageal cancer, pyloric stenosis, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Aravind Sugumar, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Aravind Sugumar specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Westwood, KS, Overland Park, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. His areas of expertise include the following: indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugumar attended medical school at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Sugumar's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, diverticular disease, heartburn, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, gastroenteritis, colitis, esophageal cancer, pyloric stenosis, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel Delarosa Lim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Joel Lim is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Kansas City, MO. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Cook County Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Short Bowel Syndrome, Rehabilitation

Dr. Osama Farouq Almadhoun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 4004, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Osama Almadhoun works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Almadhoun include esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Almadhoun accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. In addition to English, Dr. Almadhoun speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Christopher Buckles, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023, The University of Kansas Physicians Medical Office Building
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Buckles specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include indigestion, pain, and ablation. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckles honors. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Buckles is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, indigestion, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajeswari Anaparthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Rajeswari Anaparthy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Anaparthy attended Rangaraya Medical College for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Anaparthy's clinical interests: indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Anaparthy is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, esophageal cancer, esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastrointestinal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Celiac Disease, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Christian Roberts, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Charles Roberts works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Kansas City, MO. Before completing his residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Roberts's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Ruba Azzam Abdelhadi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Gillham Road; Rm 3503.00
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ruba Abdelhadi is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdelhadi studied medicine at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Issues, Education, Rehabilitation

Dr. John M Rosen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Rosen is a Kansas City, MO physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Rosen performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

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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.