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We found 33 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Philpott has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Her hospital/clinic 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 practices adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Issa is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Issa's medical residency was performed at MetroHealth Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Issa takes.

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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
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A30
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jamile Wakim-Fleming's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut and residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Wakim-Fleming include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. Patient ratings for Dr. Wakim-Fleming average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wakim-Fleming takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks French. She is 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Westlake, OH and Cleveland, OH. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Blades is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blades attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Blades trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally 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, who practices in Wetlake, OH and Westlake, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. 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 A30
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Neha Wadhwa works as a gastroenterologist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Wadhwa's areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. She is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Richard E. Jacobs Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Wadhwa trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Westlake, OH. Dr. Dakhil's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. James Michael Church, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. James Church is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Dr. Church's professional affiliations include Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Dr. Church performed his residency at Auckland City Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: 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 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), rectal abscess, rectal prolapse, rectal bleeding

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

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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 and practices in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Vasavada average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vasavada is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. Vasavada has received distinctions including Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

Dr. Daniel Kenneth Allan, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan is a family medicine physician in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Allan's areas of expertise include warts, depression, and community health issues. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Allan studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Allan trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is professionally 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)

Dr. John August Costin III, MD
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). Dr. Costin's clinical interests include breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. His professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Costin's medical residency was performed at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cole Eye Institute. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

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

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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. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Tan's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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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 General Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ramon Malaya's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include lipoma, breast pain, and metastatic breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Dr. Malaya accepts 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)

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Specializes in Surgery
445 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH
 

Dr. Toms Augustin, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Fairview Park, OH, and Avon Lake, OH, is a medical specialist in surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreatic cysts, liver tumor, and pancreatitis. Dr. Augustin accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Kottayam. Dr. Augustin's residency was performed at Robert Packer Hospital. Dr. Augustin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Malayalam. He is professionally 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, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Cysts, Liver Resection, Pancreatic Cysts, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erica Peters is a surgeon in Cleveland, OH, Elyria, OH, and Avon, OH. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include breast pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Peters is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Peters attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Breast Pain, Second Opinions, Inguinal Hernia, Colon Polyps, Appendicitis, Breast 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's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; she sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, chemotherapy, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. The average patient rating for Dr. Misbah is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training 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.