We found 61 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Deborah Rubin sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rubin's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, women's health issues, and small intestine disorders. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Her medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is conversant in 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Davidson focuses on gastrointestinal cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davidson graduated from King's College London School of Medicine. Dr. Davidson is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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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; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her areas of expertise include endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

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

Dr. William Stenson's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Stenson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Bosnian.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Rothbaum is a specialist in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Rothbaum attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rothbaum is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally 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. Dayna S Early, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Early attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Early's areas of expertise consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Early takes. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Rudnick's professional affiliations include 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. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. In his practice, Dr. Lisker-Melman focuses on endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lisker-Melman is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

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

Dr. Chandra Gyawali's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gyawali attended Calicut Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali. His hospital/clinic 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. Jean Sandy Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jean Wang is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and women's health. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. David Hershel Alpers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4570 Children's Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Alpers is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alpers is not currently accepting new patients. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Malnutrition, Intestinal Problems

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

Dr. Phillip Tarr's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Tarr attended Yale School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushnir graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kushnir completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In her practice, Dr. Gutierrez focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Gutierrez takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gutierrez is conversant in 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. Daniel K Mullady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. Dr. Mullady's professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mullady's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Chen's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen accepts. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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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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