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We found 57 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Land of Lincoln near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Deborah Rubin practices adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, women's health issues, and small intestine disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rubin graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Rubin's 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), inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome

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

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

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein works as a gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleckenstein include endoscopy and liver transplant. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her 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: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. David Rudnick is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rudnick trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Rudnick accepts 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. William Frederick Stenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

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

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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 specializes in pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rothbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Early 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 subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. In his practice, Dr. Lisker-Melman focuses on endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lisker-Melman is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He 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: 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 medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He attended Calicut Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Gyawali honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gyawali 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. Phillip Irwin Tarr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Phillip Tarr's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tarr takes. Dr. Tarr graduated from Yale School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tarr trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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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 is a gastroenterologist and women's health specialist in Saint Louis, MO. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include 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. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir specializes in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kushnir has a special interest in interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kushnir attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Gutierrez's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez's 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: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Lori Holtz's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Holtz include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Holtz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing her residency at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Dr. Holtz attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. She honors 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: 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. Dr. Mullady's areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mullady trained at Boston Medical Center for residency.

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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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally 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: Small Intestine Disorders, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Alexander Weymann, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology, Pediatric Hepatology, General Pediatrics
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Weymann's areas of specialization are pediatric transplant medicine, pediatric gastroenterology, and adult hepatology. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Weymann's clinical interests include liver transplant. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He graduated from Witten/Herdecke University. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Weymann honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Liver Transplant, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Viral Hepatitis

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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.