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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman honors. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. 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. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. He practices in Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Camden, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Callahan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians and Virtua Marlton Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Callahan has received distinctions including 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. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1000 Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Patient ratings for Dr. Zaontz average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaontz accepts. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zaontz include: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. He welcomes 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. 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 specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Zrada at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Cooper University Health Care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zrada graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests: otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Jefferson Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aslanidis attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He speaks Greek.

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

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

Dr. Yong Ji, MD, PhD
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. He is a graduate of Nantong Medical College and a graduate of Helene Fuld Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Ji is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ji speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, 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, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear Cancer, Liver Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Pediatrics
216 Albertson Avenue
Barrington, NJ
 

Dr. Katherine Gargiulo's medical specialty is general pediatrics. Before completing her residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Dr. Gargiulo attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gargiulo include warts, celiac disease, and ankle sprain. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Kennedy Health System, and Advocare Kressville Pediatrics.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Madamba's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Madamba's residency was performed at Bergen Regional Medical Center. His professional affiliations include 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)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Delaurentis specializes in diagnostic radiology and practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: fine needle aspiration (FNA), CT scan, and lung biopsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Delaurentis average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delaurentis accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Delaurentis 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)

Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Cherry Hill, NJ, Haddonfield, NJ, and Mount Laurel, NJ. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: otosclerosis, ear pain, and tinnitus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah completed his residency training 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, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. John Harding sees patients in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. His medical specialty is diagnostic radiology. Dr. Harding's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal bleeding, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and bone scan. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. He 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)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. James Elder, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ, is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elder accepts. He graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). His residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally 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, PET Scan, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Roth's professional affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Abington Health, and Lankenau Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Roth attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth accepts. He 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)

Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Adult Pulmonology
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Antonio Velasco is an adult critical care and adult pulmonology specialist in Cherry Hill, NJ and Haddon Heights, NJ. Dr. Velasco's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. Dr. Velasco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Lung Biopsy, Immunization, Bronchitis, Bronchoscopy, Sarcoidosis, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Sergi's specialty is diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sergi include fine needle aspiration (FNA), CT scan, and lung biopsy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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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.

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