We found 27 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield near Camden, NJ.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman practices adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman's residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Eugene Zrada, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Stephen Zrada is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zrada include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Immunodeficiency, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Callahan include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Callahan obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Callahan is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aslanidis speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yong Ji, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Yong Ji works as an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Ji's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Nantong Medical College, he performed his residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ji speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, rectal problems, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Roth trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Pediatrics
216 Albertson Avenue
Barrington, NJ
 

Dr. Katherine Gargiulo is a pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gargiulo include warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Kennedy Health System, and Advocare Kressville Pediatrics. She attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for residency. Dr. Gargiulo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, stomach problems, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, vomiting, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos San Pedro Madamba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1865 Route 70 East; 1st Floor
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Madamba's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Madamba takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Madamba completed his residency training at Bergen Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Zaontz's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir V Shah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
130 North Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ
 

Dr. Samir Shah practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Shah is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, Esophagitis, Ear ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. John Harding is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Harding include gastrointestinal bleeding, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and bone scan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Harding is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. James Elder is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elder include gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). Dr. Elder is affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Sergi specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Sergi trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include fine needle aspiration (FNA), CT scan, and lung biopsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Uterine Fibroid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Neil Kramer specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Kramer include gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Dr. Kramer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, PET Scan, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Susan Oberlender works as a diagnostic radiologist in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, breast biopsy, and bone scan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oberlender honors. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She is affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Test, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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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.