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

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

Dr. David Rudnick's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rudnick studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudnick completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Robert Rothbaum's areas of specialization are pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Rothbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Phillip Irwin Tarr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Phillip Tarr works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency 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 practices pediatric transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). Before completing her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Turmelle attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turmelle include liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turmelle honors. In addition to English, Dr. Turmelle speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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. Lori Rachel Holtz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lori Holtz works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Holtz has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her 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. 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's specialties are pediatric transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and adult hepatology. He has a special interest in liver transplant. Dr. Weymann is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Witten/Herdecke University and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He speaks 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. 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 specializes in pediatric transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and adult transplant hepatology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Stoll has a special interest in liver transplant. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Stoll's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hickey include inflammatory bowel disease. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Hickey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. His professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Debosch graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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.