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Dr. Jacquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Fleckenstein is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

Dr. Deborah C Rubin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Deborah Rubin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Rubin's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, women's health issues, and small intestine disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Rubin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas O Davidson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Nicholas Davidson is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Davidson include gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson is closed to new patients at this time. He studied medicine at King's College London School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Dayna S Early, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early is a gastroenterologist. She has a special interest in interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). On average, patients gave Dr. Early a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Early obtained her medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez honors. Dr. Gutierrez is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gutierrez completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman works as an adult gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In addition to English, Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Lisker-Melman's clinical interests encompass endoscopy. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

Dr. William Frederick Stenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Stenson practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Stenson is conversant in Bosnian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis

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Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali is an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. David Rudnick sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Rudnick trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudnick is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All 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 attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tarr takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jean Sandy Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jean Wang sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and women's health. Dr. Wang is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Barrett's Esophagus

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

Dr. Robert Rothbaum is a pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rothbaum trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rothbaum's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kushnir attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kushnir include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Hershel Alpers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4570 Children's Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Alpers is an adult gastroenterologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Alpers is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Malnutrition, Intestinal Problems

Dr. Daniel K Mullady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mullady include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Dr. Mullady accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullady is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, who practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. These areas are among his clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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.

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