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

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

Dr. Jessica Philpott is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Philpott's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Philpott attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Issa attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. In addition to English, he speaks 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades works as an adult gastroenterologist in Westlake, OH and Cleveland, OH. These areas are among Dr. Blades's clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blades graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. 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)

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

Dr. Jamile Wakim-Fleming is a gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Wakim-Fleming is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wakim-Fleming include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wakim-Fleming attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. She is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Harris a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Neha Wadhwa is an adult gastroenterology specialist. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Wadhwa's areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Wadhwa attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Wadhwa (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Noma Dakhil's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. In her practice, Dr. Dakhil focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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). Dr. Dakhil is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

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

Dr. Sandip Vasavada's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Vasavada attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasavada include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Vasavada has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. James Church sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Church include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Church is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Auckland City Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Church has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America. He is affiliated with 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)

Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan's medical specialty is family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and community health issues. Dr. Allan is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Allan takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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)

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

Dr. Annie Tan works as an internist. Her clinical interests include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ramon Malaya, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Elyria, OH, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malaya include lipoma, breast pain, and metastatic breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malaya honors. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University.

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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)

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

Dr. John Costin practices surgery in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Lorain, OH. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Costin's clinical interests: breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before completing his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Costin attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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)

Specializes in Surgery
445 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH
 

Dr. Toms Augustin's specialty is surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Augustin include pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), liver tumor, and pancreatitis. Dr. Augustin accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Kottayam and then went on to complete his residency at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Augustin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Pancreatectomy, Liver Tumor, Whipple Procedure, Tumor, Cysts, Laparoscopic Lymph ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erica Peters is a surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH, Elyria, OH, and Avon, OH. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Peters attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peters include breast pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Peters an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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, Seroma, Inguinal Hernia, Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elizabeth Southworth's specialty is general internal medicine. She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Southworth's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Southworth is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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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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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