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We found 31 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, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Camden, NJ, and Haddonfield, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman takes. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital.

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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, 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Auguste Turnier, who practices in Voorhees, NJ and Camden, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Before completing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Turnier attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Turnier accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Callahan works as an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Callahan attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Callahan honors. His distinctions include: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Stephen Zrada's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Zrada's clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aslanidis speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Roth's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth has an open panel.

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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 works as a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gargiulo include warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Gargiulo attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gargiulo's professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madamba include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Madamba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. Dr. Madamba takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Zaontz's areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received distinctions including 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 has an open panel.

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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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, QualCare, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Packer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Bufalino specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Bufalino's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University, Dr. Bufalino attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

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

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. John Harding's area of specialization is diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harding include gastrointestinal bleeding, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and bone scan. Dr. Harding's professional affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harding is open to 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 diagnostic radiologist in Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). Dr. Elder is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA). Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Elder attended medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder accepts.

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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)

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

Dr. Samir Shah's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Shah has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah is open to new patients.

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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 Musculoskeletal Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Jerry Apple's specialties are musculoskeletal radiology and diagnostic radiology. He practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Apple include gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Apple graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Sergi's specialty is diagnostic radiology. 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 accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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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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.