We found 66 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Union Pacific Railroad Employees Health Systems near Saint Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Deborah Rubin is an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rubin include inflammatory bowel disease, women's health issues, and small intestine disorders. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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. 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

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 is a gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Davidson include gastrointestinal cancer. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He studied medicine at King's College London School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davidson accepts. 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Her areas of expertise include endoscopy and liver transplant. Dr. Fleckenstein accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rudnick studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rudnick completed a residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. William Frederick Stenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 8c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Stenson practices adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Stenson accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Stenson trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Bosnian. His professional 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's areas of specialization are pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Rothbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital. 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 works as a gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Early's areas of expertise consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Early accepts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology specialist. His areas of expertise include endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lisker-Melman accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gyawali is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Calicut Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gyawali is conversant in Nepali.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Tarr is 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. 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; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Her education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wang is professionally 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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Alpers is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Alpers has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Malnutrition, Intestinal Problems

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

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Kushnir's areas of expertise 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. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kushnir attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. 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 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. Dr. Gutierrez has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, she speaks 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. Neelendu Dey, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Neelendu Dey is a Saint Louis, MO physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dey has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

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

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

Dr. Lori Holtz works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Holtz has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Dr. Holtz's professional 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: 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.