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We found 45 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Cigna near Kendall Park, NJ.

Dr. Kevin S Skole, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
401 Ridge Road; Suite 6
Dayton, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Skole practices adult gastroenterology in Plainsboro, NJ and Dayton, NJ. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Skole include colon cancer, hemorrhoid banding, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Skole performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Fidanzato, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C7
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Fidanzato is a Princeton, NJ physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fidanzato is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Angela Merlo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
10 Forrestal Road South
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Angela Merlo's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology, general internal medicine, and pediatric gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Merlo average 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include nutrition counseling, colon cancer, and diagnostic endoscopy. Dr. Merlo is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and Capital Health. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merlo's education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Hung Shen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Liberty Street
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Shen specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shen honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Cho Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5 Plainsboro Road - Medical Arts Pavilion; 3rd Floor, Suite 300
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne P Swedlund, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
932 State Road; Second Floor
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Anne Swedlund's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. Dr. Swedlund's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, diagnostic endoscopy, and hepatitis. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Swedlund attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Margulies, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
11 State Road; Suite 200
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Craig Margulies is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and general internal medicine. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Margulies graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Margulies's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arvind Doshi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doshi include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi's residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is 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. Sanjiv Krishna Patankar, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
124 Stanhope Street; Princeton Forrestal Village
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Sanjiv Patankar practices colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Patankar (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Patankar is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College, New York Medical College, and Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Dr. Patankar completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Patient ratings for Dr. Patankar average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Patankar has received professional recognition including the following: New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Top Doctor in the specialty of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Saritha Regulapati, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
462 New Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ
 

Dr. Saritha Regulapati sees patients in Monmouth Junction, NJ. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Regulapati include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and infertility. She has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Regulapati is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

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

Dr. Rafael Cantos Castro Jr., MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
601 Ewing Street; Suite C-18
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Rafael Castro's medical specialty is general internal medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Castro include thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and hepatitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Castro is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Hepatitis, Metabolism, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Obstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Tariq Ahmad Rizvi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Tariq Rizvi specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Somerset, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, trigger point injections, and holter monitoring. Dr. Rizvi's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Great-West Healthcare, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Rizvi attended Dow Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3674 Route 27, Princeton Radiology Associates, P.a.; Department B
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Soffen is a specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Soffen's clinical interests include lung cancer, gamma knife radiosurgery, and ovarian cancer. His professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soffen takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Congxiao Wang Epstein, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
75 Veronica Avenue; Suite 204
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Christina Wang-Epstein is an internist in Somerset, NJ. She is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center. For her residency, Dr. Wang-Epstein trained at Jersey City Medical Center. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang-Epstein accepts. Dr. Wang-Epstein is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Infectious Disease
81 Veronica Avenue; Suite 203
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Edith Sonnenberg practices general internal medicine and adult infectious disease in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and lyme disease. Dr. Sonnenberg honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare. She attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Sonnenberg completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch. Her hospital/clinic 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Pecora sees patients in Belle Mead, NJ. His medical specialty is general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, hepatitis, and metabolism. Dr. Pecora is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. Dr. Pecora attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Union Hospital, New Jersey for residency. 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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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.