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We found 137 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near North Kansas City, MO.

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

Dr. Elena Sidorenko's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She graduated from Novosibirsk State Medical University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Sidorenko's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Russian. Dr. Sidorenko is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. John Bonino is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bonino trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Bonino's clinical interests include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Bonino honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Taylor's areas of expertise include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and colonoscopy. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taylor's 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Olyaee a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and esophageal motility disorders. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Olyaee trained at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, rectal problems, 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, 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Grisolano is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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, 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 works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jackson include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jackson attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Esfandyari include esophageal motility disorders, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Esfandyari speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with 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, 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: indigestion, rectal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Sugumar is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Annamalai University, Rajah Muthiah Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Sugumar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Sugumar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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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. 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal motility disorders, celiac disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Almadhoun is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Almadhoun attended medical school at Jordan University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Arabic.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Kansas City, KS. His areas of expertise include indigestion, pain, and ablation. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckles takes. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Buckles attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Anaparthy include indigestion, esophageal cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of Rangaraya Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Anaparthy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Anaparthy takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Amit Rastogi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Amit Rastogi is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rastogi's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, ablation, and fine needle aspiration (FNA). He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastogi takes. After attending King George Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor Hospital, Baltimore.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Tumor, Heartburn, Gastritis, Flexible ... (Read more)

Dr. Daisy D Batista, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Daisy Batista's specialty is adult gastroenterology. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: ulcers, celiac disease, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Batista is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batista honors.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Paracentesis, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth N. I. Floyd, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1023
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Beth Floyd's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); she sees patients in Kansas City, KS. Her clinical interests include hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and colonoscopy. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Floyd obtained her medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

Dr. Shelley Banerjee Bhattacharya, DO, MPH
Specializes in Family Medicine
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 1005
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Shelley Bhattacharya is a family practice physician in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Bhattacharya (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. These areas are among Dr. Bhattacharya's clinical interests: disc problems, restless leg syndrome, and athlete's foot. She is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Bhattacharya attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhattacharya honors.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Disc Problems, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jamie David Garnett, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. James Garnett's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: throat cancer, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and laryngology. Dr. Garnett honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Inova Fairfax Hospital and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Garnett is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Tumor, Botox Injection, Laryngitis, Stenosis, Throat Problems, Voice ... (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.