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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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Rudnick attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rothbaum 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Tarr is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He 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) in Saint Louis, MO. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Her clinical interests include liver transplant. Dr. Turmelle accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Turmelle's hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Holtz's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr. Holtz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in pediatric transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and adult hepatology. After attending Witten/Herdecke University for medical school, Dr. Weymann completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is especially interested in liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weymann honors. Dr. Weymann is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is a pediatrician, pediatric gastroenterologist, and transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stoll include liver transplant. She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hickey include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Hickey takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Hickey attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Hickey 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Debosch honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is affiliated with 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.