We found 14 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Plainsboro, NJ.

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Dr. Gayle Horvitz Diamond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Gayle Horvitz is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horvitz include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Horvitz takes. Dr. Horvitz is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Horvitz completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Division of GI, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Fellows Teaching Award Honor Roll; NIH Loan Repayment Program; and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, vomiting, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

Dr. Matthew J Ryan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ryan graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: growth problems, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received distinctions including Fellow's Teaching Award Honor Roll; CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; and 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), 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. Ritu Verma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Ritu Verma's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Verma obtained her medical school training at the University of Zambia School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Verma include: Best Children's Doctors; South Jersey Magazine; and Best Children's Doctor South Jersey Magazine.

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

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

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad is an allergy & immunology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Empedrad include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Empedrad accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Empedrad attended medical school at Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Francis Kolon, MD
Specializes in Urology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Thomas Kolon is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kolon is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kolon include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Philadelphia Magazine's Top Doctors; and America's Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connolly. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Rhabdomyosarcoma, Tumor, Penile Disorders, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Incontinence, Spina ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald J Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is an allergy & immunology specialist. Dr. Dvorin's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. After attending Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Dvorin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. George A Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. George Belecanech is a specialist in allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Belecanech's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Belecanech has received the following distinction: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc F Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein is an allergy & immunology specialist. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldstein trained at Hahnemann University Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neesha Rodrigues is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodrigues include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Rodrigues 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)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon is an allergy & immunology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Gordon is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene C Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
3705 Quakerbridge Road; Suite 206
Hamilton, NJ
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos' area of specialization is allergy & immunology. Dr. Haralabatos graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haralabatos include sinusitis (sinus infection), emphysema, and asthma. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Ear Infection, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Contact ... (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. Dr. Baumann's areas of expertise include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Dr. Baumann is affiliated with St. Mary's Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. He 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. 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 radiation oncology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Greenberg include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Mary's Hospital and Princeton HealthCare System. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Greenberg attended UMDNJ-New Jersey 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)

Dr. Arun Kumar Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
101 Plainsboro Road
Plainsboro, NJ
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan is a pediatric urology specialist. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. In Dr. Srinivasan's practice, he is particularly interested in 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. His distinctions include: Awarded Best Pediatric Paper Abstract, North American Robotic urology Symposium, Las Vegas, NV; First Prize for Best Clinical Research, New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, Chief Residents' Debate, New York Chapter, American Urological Association. He 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.

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