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We found 63 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield near Millburn, NJ.

Dr. Roger Scott Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
512 East Broad Street
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Roger Klein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and hepatitis C. Dr. Klein is affiliated with Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Klein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), esophageal tumor, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, appendicitis, diverticular disease, heartburn, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, rectal bleeding, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Michael Tyshkov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
33 Overlook Road; Suite 208
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Tyshkov's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Ural State Medical Academy for medical school and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise consist of obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and nutrition issues. Patients rated Dr. Tyshkov highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Tyshkov is conversant in Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Tyshkov is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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Dr. John Michael Dalena, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. John Dalena works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Dalena's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include cancer screening, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Dalena is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Dalena (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal tumor, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, appendicitis, diverticular disease, heartburn, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Darren Reich Blumberg, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
140 Park Avenue; (enter "the Green at Florham Park" at Florham Road, Across From The.
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Darren Blumberg's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. Dr. Blumberg is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Summit Medical Group. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. On average, patients gave Dr. Blumberg a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Devon Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal tumor, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, appendicitis, diverticular disease, heartburn, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, rectal bleeding, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tamir Ben Ben Menachem, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Tamir Ben-Menachem is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ben-Menachem include achalasia, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), and celiac disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ben-Menachem honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Dr. Ben-Menachem's medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. He has received the distinction of Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Ben-Menachem's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , indigestion, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, esophageal tumor, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, appendicitis, diverticular disease, heartburn, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, rectal bleeding, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Alan Samach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Samach specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Morristown, NJ and West Orange, NJ. Dr. Samach's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Samach is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Fortis, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Ulcers, Barrett's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
22 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 104
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Dhanasekaran Ramasamy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ramasamy focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Ramasamy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Aetna, and more. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Seton Hall University. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. William Sloan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sloan is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sloan include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Sloan is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group. Dr. Sloan takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sloan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
396 Main Street
Chatham, NJ
 

Dr. John Franzese is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Chatham, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Franzese include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Franzese's professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors MultiPlan, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Franzese has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
571 Central Avenue; Suite 112
New Providence, NJ
 

Dr. Amber Khan's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Khan graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Filipino, and Spanish. She is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Kerner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Springfield, NJ and Warren, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include colon problems, colorectal cancer, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Kerner is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Kerner graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 217
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Carl Wallach is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Morristown, NJ, Succasunna, NJ, and West Orange, NJ. He is especially interested in crohn's disease, liver disease, and colon problems. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallach honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallach's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 Morris Avenue
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Fuhrman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fuhrman's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Ulcerative Colitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. John Morton practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Morton's areas of expertise include anemia, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Morton average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Morton graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Barnabas Health Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colon Problems, Abdominal Hernia, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
101 Old Short Hills Road; Suite 217
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Larry Siu specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in West Orange, NJ, Morristown, NJ, and Oak Ridge, NJ. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Siu's clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He honors Amerigroup, AARP, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Siu (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, hemorrhoids, constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Esperanza Perez, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
99 Beauvoir Avenue
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Maria Perez is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Perez has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and eating disorders. Her professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Overlook Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Perez attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Goryeb Children's Hospital for residency. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Eating Disorders, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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.