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We found 34 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry near Avon, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A31
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jessica Philpott practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Philpott is rated highly by her patients. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Philpott takes. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Philpott's professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Foreign Body Removal, Esophageal Band Ligation, Upper ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Issa's clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Issa accepts. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Issa is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Upper Endoscopy, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Blades honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Blades is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of the University Hospitals, Cleveland's residency program. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. Dr. Harris is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Harris attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A51
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jamile Wakim-Fleming is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. She graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Wakim-Fleming's training includes a residency program at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Her areas of expertise include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. The average patient rating for Dr. Wakim-Fleming is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wakim-Fleming speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Marymount Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Syndrome, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Wilson's Disease, Liver Cancer, Esophageal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A30
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Neha Wadhwa's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Wadhwa is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wadhwa accepts. After attending Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Wadhwa (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Ascites, Esophagitis, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Noma Dakhil, who practices in Westlake, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dakhil's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Dakhil attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy

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Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Q10-1
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Sandip Vasavada specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Vasavada trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vasavada's clinical interests include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Vasavada has received distinctions including Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Male Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, MRI, Neurostimulation, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Church is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Church an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and a graduate of Auckland City Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America. Dr. Church's hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, perianal abscess, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Ophthalmology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Ln12
Avon, OH
 

Dr. John Costin, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Lorain, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Costin's clinical interests: breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cole Eye Institute. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, anal cancer, perianal abscess, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, appendicitis, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, rectal problems, perirectal abscess, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Umbilical Hernia, Soft Tissue Tumor ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ramon Malaya's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lipoma, breast pain, and metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Malaya is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Breast-Conserving Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan's specialty is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allan include warts, depression, and community health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allan honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Community Health Issues, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Metabolic Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw 2-2
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Erica Peters' specialty is surgery. Dr. Peters's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include breast pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Peters is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, anal cancer, perianal abscess, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Breast Biopsy, Bile Duct Stones, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan's specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan obtained her medical school training at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Alcohol Abuse, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Surgery
445 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH
 

Dr. Toms Augustin's medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Augustin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Malayalam. These areas are among his clinical interests: liver tumor, pancreatitis, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Augustin graduated from Government Medical College, Kottayam and then he performed his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic tumor

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Tumor, Cyst, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw3
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Seema Misbah is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Misbah's clinical interests include lung cancer, chemotherapy, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Misbah attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Pancreatic Cancer, Chemotherapy, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, ... (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.