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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Philpott's clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Philpott completed a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Her 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Issa has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades, who practices in Westlake, OH and Cleveland, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Blades include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Blades attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Blades's training includes a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris' specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of clinical interest consist of inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. Patients gave Dr. Harris an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Jamile Wakim-Fleming's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wakim-Fleming at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Wakim-Fleming attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Wakim-Fleming's 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)

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

Dr. Neha Wadhwa sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Wadhwa attended Lady Hardinge Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wadhwa include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wadhwa takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wadhwa (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. Dr. Dakhil takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After completing medical school at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Vasavada's areas of expertise include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. The average patient rating for Dr. Vasavada is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vasavada is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His distinctions include: Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Church include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing his residency at Auckland City Hospital, Dr. Church attended medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Church takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America.

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

Dr. John Costin is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Costin's areas of expertise include breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Costin trained at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cleveland Clinic. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 General Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ramon Malaya works as a general surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Malaya's clinical interests: lipoma, breast pain, and metastatic breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his 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 Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Allan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allan include warts, depression, and community health issues. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Allan 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)

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

Dr. Annie Tan practices general internal medicine in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Tan graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then she performed 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's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes 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 Surgery
445 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH
 

Dr. Toms Augustin's specialty is surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreatectomy (pancreas removal), liver tumor, and pancreatitis. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Augustin is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Robert Packer Hospital, Dr. Augustin attended Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school. Dr. Augustin (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Malayalam.

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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' area of specialization is surgery. These areas are among Dr. Peters's clinical interests: breast pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to 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)

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

Dr. Seema Misbah is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. On average, patients gave Dr. Misbah a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, chemotherapy, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Misbah honors. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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.

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