We found 57 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 is a gastroenterologist and adult transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO. She is especially interested in endoscopy and liver transplant. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Fleckenstein completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is 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 is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, women's health issues, and small intestine disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Rubin performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is conversant in French. Dr. Rubin is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Dayna Early is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Saint Louis, MO. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Her areas of expertise include 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Early is affiliated with 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. 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 gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman has a special interest in endoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Bosnian. He has a special interest in crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Stenson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. 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), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis

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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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rudnick graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is 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. Chandra Prakash Gyawali, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gyawali's education and training includes medical school at Calicut Medical College and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in 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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and women's health. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she performed her residency 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. 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. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez accepts. Dr. Gutierrez attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez is professionally affiliated with 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: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Phillip Tarr is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. His professional 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. Dr. Tarr 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)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

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. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rothbaum accepts. Dr. Rothbaum graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He 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. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kushnir include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushnir graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is 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

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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. His areas of expertise consist of 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. Dr. Mullady's education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Mullady accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Mandarin. He has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chen trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

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

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

Dr. Matthew Ciorba is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ciorba attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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. Lori Rachel Holtz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lori Holtz works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Holtz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Holtz trained at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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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