We found 7 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Consumer Health Network near Somerset, NJ.
Dr. Eric Shen is a gastroenterologist in New Brunswick, NJ, Plainsboro, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include ulcers, interventional endoscopy, and colon cancer. Dr. Shen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Aetna. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Shen is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.
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's specialty is general internal medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doshi's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. His hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Princeton HealthCare System. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doshi attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Doshi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.
Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Hypertension, Sinus Problems, Hypoglycemia, ... (Read more)
Dr. Edith Sonnenberg is an internist and adult infectious disease specialist in Hillsborough, NJ and Somerset, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sonnenberg include dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. Her professional affiliations include St. Francis Hospital, Capital Health, and Princeton HealthCare System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Great-West Healthcare. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Sonnenberg (or staff) speaks 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. Dr. Sandhu's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), hepatitis, and headache. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Sandhu's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. He is 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 works as a pediatrician in Somerset, NJ, North Brunswick, NJ, and Dayton, NJ. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heart problems, and child abuse. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. He obtained his medical school training at M.P. Shah Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. His distinctions include: Best Attending Physician at UMDNJ and Prep-Education Award.
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's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehta include thyroid problems, nutrition counseling, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.
Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, acid reflux (GERD)
All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Headache, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Immunization, Bronchitis, Neck ... (Read more)
Dr. Samuel Greene works as an interventional radiologist and diagnostic radiologist in Kendall Park, NJ, Monroe, NJ, and Princeton, NJ. Dr. Greene graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Greene include liver cancer, trigeminal neuralgia, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Aetna, and more. 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.