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

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

Dr. Arvind Doshi sees patients in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Doshi has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Doshi is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. His residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Inderjit Kainth is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Kainth's clinical interests include thyroid problems, infertility, and metabolism. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Viant, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). Before completing his 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 attended medical school at the University of Delhi, University College of Medical Sciences. His hospital/clinic 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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Pecora accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Union Hospital, New Jersey. Dr. Pecora 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)

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

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg's areas of specialization are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease; she sees patients in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg's areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Great-West Healthcare, and more. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarbjit Sandhu is a physician who specializes in adult infectious disease. His education and training includes medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Sandhu's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pecarsky include post-polio syndrome (PPS), warts, and ankle sprain. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. Dr. Pecarsky 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 a general internist in Hillsborough, NJ. Dr. Haas studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His clinical interests include angina, general care, and atrial fibrillation. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Haas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Mitra Abessi practices general internal medicine in Belle Mead, NJ. Clinical interests for Dr. Abessi include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and infertility. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. Dr. Abessi is 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)

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

Dr. Priti Mehta practices general internal medicine in South Plainfield, NJ and Kendall Park, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Mehta is 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)

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

Dr. Samuel Greene is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Before performing his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Dr. Greene attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Greene has a special interest in liver cancer, trigeminal neuralgia, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Dr. Greene is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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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.

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