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We found 31 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Brunswick, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Q3-1
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Sunguk Jang specializes in adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Jang attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks Korean and German. His professional affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), gastritis, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), rectal bleeding

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Rectal Bleeding, Gallstones, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code A111
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Lori Mahajan works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: polypectomy (polyp removal), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and MetroHealth. Dr. Mahajan attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan takes. She has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, colon polyps, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, rectal prolapse, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis, colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Colon Polyps, Blood Tests, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code A31
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Prashanthi Thota practices adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Thota is rated highly by her patients. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and then went on to complete her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Thota's hospital/clinic affiliations include Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroparesis, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Blood Tests, Gastroparesis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Hydrogen ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Madhusudhan Sanaka is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Sanaka an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. He is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Dr. Sanaka attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Sanaka (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, gastroparesis, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Blood Tests, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 2
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Gokhan Ozuner is a colon & rectal surgery specialist in Wooster, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Strongsville, OH. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ozuner takes. After completing medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ozuner performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Ozuner (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Drew Abramovich's specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Abramovich is especially interested in chemotherapy, breast cancer, and lymphoma. His professional affiliations include Wooster Community Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Abramovich takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Chemotherapy, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer, Melanoma

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
16761 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Steven Ball is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Ball's areas of expertise include the following: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Ball is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Bronchoscopy, Nasal Fractures, Facial Paralysis, Hoarseness, Sinus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Fr30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Her clinical interests include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. Dr. Khandelwal is affiliated with Fairview Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). 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. Dr. Khandelwal has received the distinction of Red Sash Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Arkansas.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), diverticular disease, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, appendicitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, Bile Duct Stones, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Fr30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Diya Alaedeen is a physician who specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Alaedeen is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Alaedeen attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), pyloric stenosis, achalasia, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, appendicitis, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Inguinal Hernia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Lymph ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 40
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Irene Dejak is an internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. She attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Dejak's training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dejak include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dejak at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 Surgery
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Mdh - Mob-6c
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Warren Rose, who practices in Medina, OH and Brunswick, OH, is a medical specialist in surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rose include breast pain, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rose accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

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

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Elizabeth Salay's medical specialty is general internal medicine. She studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Clinical interests for Dr. Salay include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Salay is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Men's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Cain, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Robert Cain's medical specialty is family medicine. His clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Cain completed his residency training at Aultman Hospital. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Mark Meacham is a family medicine practitioner. Dr. Meacham is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of Aultman Hospital's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meacham include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meacham is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Men's Health Issues, Substance ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 40
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. John Jewell is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jewell at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jewell completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic.

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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 Family Medicine
3574 Center Road
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Jennifer Poptic practices family medicine in Brunswick, OH. These areas are among her clinical interests: warts, menopause, and depression. Dr. Poptic is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Fairview Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Poptic average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poptic honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports 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.