We found 59 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Nicholas Davidson is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at King's College London School of Medicine. Dr. Davidson's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Fleckenstein attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Fleckenstein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez is a gastroenterologist and adult hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Gutierrez's clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gutierrez speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His clinical interests encompass interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He is 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. Kushnir takes. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kushnir completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

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

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

Dr. Chandra Gyawali works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Gyawali attended Calicut Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Nepali. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

Dr. Deborah Rubin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include inflammatory bowel disease, women's health issues, and small intestine disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin honors. She is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. She speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

Dr. David Alpers sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Alpers is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Alpers is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Malnutrition, Intestinal Problems

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

Dr. Dayna Early's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Early include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and colonoscopy. The average patient rating for Dr. Early is 2.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Early trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Early's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

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

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Lisker-Melman attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include endoscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lisker-Melman takes. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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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 in Saint Louis, MO. He speaks Bosnian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Stenson is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jean Wang, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and women's health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. She obtained her medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Mullady is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Mullady's clinical interests encompass interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. 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 cancer

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

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

Dr. Phillip Tarr is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Tarr's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Tarr attended Yale School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Robert Rothbaum's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rothbaum is affiliated with 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. Matthew Aaron Ciorba, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Ciorba practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ciorba include crohn's disease. Dr. Ciorba takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Ciorba's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. David Rudnick's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rudnick is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver 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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