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We found 56 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Saint Louis, MO.

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. She practices in Saint Louis, MO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Fleckenstein attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include inflammatory bowel disease. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For her professional training, Dr. Rubin completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Rubin is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Short Bowel Syndrome, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Dayna Early is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Early's areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Early honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Colorectal Cancer ... (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 sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Lisker-Melman include endoscopy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lisker-Melman takes. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He 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: 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Stenson speaks Bosnian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Stenson attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Stenson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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. 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. After completing medical school at Calicut Medical College, Dr. Gyawali performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Nepali. Dr. Gyawali is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rothbaum 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. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kushnir is especially interested in interventional endoscopy and gastrointestinal cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kushnir attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Kushnir's professional 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's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez takes. Dr. Gutierrez attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gutierrez is conversant in Spanish. Her professional 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, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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

Dr. David Rudnick is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rudnick accepts. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Rudnick performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He 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. Jean Sandy Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jean Wang's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and women's health. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen practices adult gastroenterology in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Chen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Small Intestine Disorders

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

Dr. Phillip Tarr is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Tarr's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. 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. Daniel K Mullady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady is a gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. In his practice, Dr. Mullady focuses on interventional endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mullady attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Matthew Aaron Ciorba, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Ciorba's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Ciorba honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ciorba studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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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. Kara Anne Regan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 10b
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kara Regan's specialties are adult gastroenterology and women's health. In Dr. Regan's practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Women's Health Issues

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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.