We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Oxford Health Plans near Hillsborough, NJ.

Dr. Arvind K Doshi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Arvind Doshi's specialty is general internal medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Doshi's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. Before performing his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
105 Raider Boulevard; Suite 101
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sonnenberg attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Her professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Influenza, Sinus Problems, MRSA Infection, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Inderjit Singh Kainth, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3270 State Route 27; Suite 1300
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Inderjit Kainth's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kainth include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. Dr. Kainth takes Viant, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Monmouth Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Kainth's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph J Pecora III, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9 Dutchtown Harlingen Road
Belle Mead, NJ
 

Dr. Joseph Pecora practices general internal medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pecora include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Pecora's education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Union Hospital, New Jersey. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Sleep Disorders, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Infectious Disease
105 Raider Boulevard; Suite 101
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Sarbjit Sandhu specializes in adult infectious disease and practices in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Sandhu's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. Dr. Sandhu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, QualCare, and more. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1401 East Route; 70 Suite 16
Cherry Hill, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Pecarsky's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Pecarsky's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pecarsky include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Pecarsky completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Advocare Primary Care for Adults.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

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

Dr. Roger C Haas, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
425 Amwell Road
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Roger Haas works as an internist in Hillsborough, NJ. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include the following: angina, general care, and atrial fibrillation. Patient ratings for Dr. Haas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
5 Stanworth Road
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Priti Mehta practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
9 Dutchtown Harlingen Road
Belle Mead, NJ
 

Dr. Mitra Abessi works as an internist. These areas are among her clinical interests: thyroid problems, hepatitis, and infertility. Patient ratings for Dr. Abessi average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abessi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Her medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Sports Health, Sleep Disorders, Immunization, Bronchitis, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bone Density ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel James Greene, MD
Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
375 Route 206
Hillsborough, NJ
 

Dr. Samuel Greene's medical specialty is vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. He has a special interest in liver cancer, trigeminal neuralgia, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Greene is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greene accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kidney Problems, Liver Cancer

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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.