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We found 9 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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Dr. Robert J Rothbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Rothbaum sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. His medical specialties are pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Rothbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. David A Rudnick, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Rudnick specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Rudnick attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

Dr. Phillip Irwin Tarr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Phillip Tarr, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Tarr's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tarr is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Yumirle Padron Turmelle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology, General Pediatrics
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Yumirle Turmelle works as a pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, and pediatric hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Turmelle trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In Dr. Turmelle's practice, she is particularly interested in liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turmelle takes. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Turmelle is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Liver Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, Liver Disease

Dr. Alexander Weymann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology, Pediatric Hepatology, General Pediatrics
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Weymann is a pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, and adult hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weymann takes. Dr. Weymann attended medical school at Witten/Herdecke University. For his residency, Dr. Weymann trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is conversant in German. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Lori Rachel Holtz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lori Holtz works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO. In her practice, Dr. Holtz focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Holtz accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr. Holtz's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Janis Marie Stoll, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology, Pediatric Hepatology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Janis Stoll is a medical specialist in pediatric transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Stoll include liver transplant. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Liver Disease

Dr. Christina Kim Ahn Hickey, MA, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place; 3s34
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Christina Hickey practices pediatric gastroenterology. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Hickey is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Brian Jesse Debosch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Debosch is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Debosch accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Debosch's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.