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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Philpott include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Philpott is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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 an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Issa is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, hepatitis C, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Issa accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Blades's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His average patient rating 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. Blades 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
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code A51
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Jamile Wakim-Fleming practices adult gastroenterology in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing her residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Wakim-Fleming attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. She speaks 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris works as an adult gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Harris focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and esophagus problems. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. Dr. Harris studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Wadhwa an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wadhwa 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 attended medical school at Lady Hardinge Medical College. Dr. Wadhwa's residency was performed 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Dakhil attended Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally 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's specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Church's education and training includes medical school at The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and residency at Auckland City Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), hemorrhoid banding, and colon cancer. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Victor W. Fazio Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery; and Top Doctors in America. Dr. Church 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 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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sacral nerve stimulation (SNS), rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Vasavada takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University and residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinctions: Cleveland magazine; Best Doctors in America; and Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Vasavada 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, Urinary Incontinence, ... (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 practices general surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus and Cole Eye Institute, Dr. Costin attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Costin include breast pain, second opinions, and thyroid cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Costin average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Costin accepts. His professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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)

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

Dr. Daniel Allan is a family medicine practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Allan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Allan include warts, depression, and community health issues. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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)

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Specializes in General Surgery
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Ramon Malaya practices general surgery. His areas of expertise include lipoma, breast pain, and metastatic breast cancer. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Malaya obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is professionally affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in surgery. He attended Government Medical College, Kottayam for medical school and subsequently trained at Robert Packer Hospital for residency. Dr. Augustin's clinical interests include liver tumor, pancreatitis, and laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Augustin (or staff) speaks Hindi and Malayalam. Dr. Augustin 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, Liver Tumor, Tumor, Cysts, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, Liver Resection, ... (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. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include breast pain, swollen lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), and colon cancer. Dr. Peters accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, colon cancer, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, 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 General Internal Medicine, Other
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan works as an internist in Westlake, OH and Avon, OH. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tan include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard; Mail Code Avw3
Avon, OH
 

Dr. Seema Misbah practices adult hematology and adult oncology in Cleveland, OH and Avon, OH. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, chemotherapy, and non-hodgkin's lymphoma. Patients gave Dr. Misbah an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Misbah 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.