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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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and German. Dr. Jang's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Marymount Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. 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 patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 Adult Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Madhusudhan Sanaka's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Dr. Sanaka's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sanaka graduated from Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sanaka (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Sanaka's professional 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, 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, Whipple Procedure, Blood ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lori Mahajan is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: polypectomy (polyp removal), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Mahajan is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and MetroHealth. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahajan accepts. After attending Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thota include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. Dr. Thota honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Thota attended Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad for medical school. Her 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 Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Drew Abramovich sees patients in Akron, OH, Wooster, OH, and Medina, OH. His medical specialties are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Abramovich is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of chemotherapy, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abramovich's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He is affiliated with Wooster Community Hospital and Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

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

Dr. Gokhan Ozuner practices colon & rectal surgery in Wooster, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Strongsville, OH. Patient ratings for Dr. Ozuner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Ozuner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Ozuner (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German.

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

All Interests: Rectal Prolapse, Anal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, ... (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. On average, patients gave Dr. Khandelwal a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. She is affiliated with Fairview Hospital. Dr. Khandelwal honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). She has received the following distinction: 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, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor Surgery, Laparoscopic Lymph Node Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
16761 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Steven Ball works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Ball graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. These areas are among his clinical interests: nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps

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

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

Dr. Diya Alaedeen is a general surgeon in Fairview Park, OH and Strongsville, OH. In addition to English, Dr. Alaedeen speaks Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alaedeen include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Alaedeen's medical residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alaedeen takes.

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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 a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dejak include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Dejak is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Rhode Island Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rose include breast pain, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. Patient ratings for Dr. Rose average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Dr. Salay's clinical interests include menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Salay's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Mark Meacham specializes in family medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Meacham include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Meacham is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Aultman Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Meacham is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Robert Cain's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Cain's areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Aultman Hospital. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cain is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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 general internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jewell include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jewell takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He is 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 Family Medicine
3574 Center Road
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Jennifer Poptic is a physician who specializes in family medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, menopause, and depression. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poptic accepts. Before performing her residency at Fairview Hospital, Dr. Poptic attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Poptic is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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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.