We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Consumer Health Network near Somerset, NJ.
Dr. Eric Shen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Shen attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more.
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. Arvind Doshi is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Patients gave Dr. Doshi an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Doshi's residency was performed at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Doshi's professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System.
Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)
Dr. Edith Sonnenberg's specialties are general internal medicine and adult infectious disease. Clinical interests for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. She is affiliated with St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Great-West Healthcare, and more. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Sonnenberg attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Dutch.
Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, ulcerative colitis
All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Influenza, Sinus Problems, MRSA Infection, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Sarbjit Sandhu is an adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. Dr. Sandhu accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and QualCare. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.
Relevant Interests: , ulcerative colitis
All Interests: Hepatitis, Headache, Immunization, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, Neck Pain, Ulcerative Colitis, Wounds, ... (Read more)
Dr. Himanshu Patel is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Patel's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from M.P. Shah Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Attending Physician at UMDNJ and Prep-Education Award. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.
Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)
All Interests: Child Abuse, Substance Abuse, Immunization, Ear Infection, Breast Issues, Lead Poisoning, Eating ... (Read more)
Dr. Priti Mehta practices general internal medicine. Her clinical interests include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.
Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck ... (Read more)
Dr. Samuel Greene's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: liver cancer, trigeminal neuralgia, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Greene accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Dr. Greene is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.
Relevant Interests: , liver cancer
All Interests: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Kidney Problems, Liver Cancer
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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.