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We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Silver HMO near Plainsboro, NJ.

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 works as a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hsu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He 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, 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Verma include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Verma attended medical school at the University of Zambia School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Clinician of the Year; NFCA Physician Advocate of the Year; and Top Doctor - South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Ryan takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Soffen is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soffen include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soffen takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Soffen attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Soffen is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Neesha Ann Rodrigues, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Neesha Rodrigues sees patients in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Her medical specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodrigues include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Rodrigues's hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Rodrigues attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Rodrigues accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Hisuk Chon, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3674 Route 27 Princeton Radiology Associates; Princeton Radiology Associates Department B
Kendall Park, NJ
 

Dr. Brian Chon works as a radiation oncologist. Dr. Chon's areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Chon is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Michael Cardinale, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Cardinale is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardinale include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Cardinale is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Cardinale trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. John C Baumann, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. John Baumann's specialty is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baumann include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Baumann's training includes a residency program at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew S Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Umcpp - Edward & Marie Matthews Center for Cancer Care; One Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Greenberg is a physician who specializes in radiation oncology. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Greenberg attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg honors. Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd William Flannery, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Todd Flannery's specialty is radiation oncology. Dr. Flannery obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flannery accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Flannery is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry K Tsai, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
253 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ
 

Dr. Henry Tsai is a radiation oncologist. Dr. Tsai's clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Tsai is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at Harvard Medical School.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Joy Collins works as a pediatric surgeon. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Collins's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Short Bowel Syndrome, Trauma

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan's medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Srinivasan is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Phimosis, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Intestinal Problems, ... (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.