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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa is a gastroenterologist. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Issa's areas of expertise include pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Issa is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Blades's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris is a gastroenterologist in Wetlake, OH and Westlake, OH. Dr. Harris has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Harris attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Harris at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris accepts.

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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 A31
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jessica Philpott's specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Philpott completed her residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philpott include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A51
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jamile Wakim-Fleming is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Wakim-Fleming attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Her clinical interests include esophageal varices, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and hepatitis C. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Wakim-Fleming 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
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A30
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Neha Wadhwa is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Wadhwa accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She graduated from Lady Hardinge Medical College and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. In addition to English, Dr. Wadhwa (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Wadhwa's professional 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, who practices in Westlake, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dakhil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed her residency 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

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

Dr. Sandip Vasavada is an urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery specialist in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Vasavada performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His areas of expertise include sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vasavada's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Family Medicine
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Daniel Allan works as a family practice physician in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. Dr. Allan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and community health issues. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Allan attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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)

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

Dr. James Church is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Auckland City Hospital. Dr. Church's clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America. Dr. Church is professionally 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 Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Ln12
Avon, OH
 

Dr. John Costin's area of specialization is surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Costin's areas of expertise include breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costin takes. Dr. Costin's education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cleveland Clinic. 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
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw 2-2
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Erica Peters practices surgery in Cleveland, OH, Elyria, OH, and Avon, OH. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include breast pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peters accepts. 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. She is professionally 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, Other
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan sees patients in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Her medical specialty is general internal medicine. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for 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. 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)

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

Dr. Eileen Herbert is an internist. She obtained her medical school training at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and metabolic syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Herbert average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herbert takes. 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, Developmental ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joseph Knapp is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Knapp's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. John's Mercy Medical Center. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Seema Misbah specializes in adult hematology and adult oncology. These areas are among Dr. Misbah's clinical interests: lung cancer, chemotherapy, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. She is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. She obtained her medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed her residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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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