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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Clinical interests for Dr. Jang include esophageal cancer, cryotherapy, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jang (or staff) speaks Korean and German. Dr. Jang is affiliated with 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 Adult Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Madhusudhan Sanaka, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanaka include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanaka accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Sanaka is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Sanaka (or staff) speaks Hindi. His 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, Blood Tests, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prashanthi Thota's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thota's areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, esophageal varices, and achalasia. The average patient rating for Dr. Thota is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thota's education and training includes medical school at Gandhi Medical College Hyderabad and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She is affiliated with 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 Pediatric Gastroenterology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code A111
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Lori Mahajan is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Mahajan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cleveland Clinic Main Campus and MetroHealth. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Mahajan attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. She has received the distinction of 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)

Dr. Andy Karam Abramovich, MD
Specializes in Other, Medical Oncology, Hematology
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Drew Abramovich's areas of specialization are medical oncology and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Akron, OH, Wooster, OH, and Medina, OH. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Abramovich's areas of clinical interest consist of chemotherapy, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his 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's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. After attending Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Staten Island University Hospital. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ozuner accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. In addition to English, Dr. Ozuner (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is professionally 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 General Surgery
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Fr30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal works as a general surgeon. Dr. Khandelwal obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Her areas of expertise include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She has received the following distinction: Red Sash Faculty Teaching Award from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Khandelwal is affiliated with Fairview Hospital.

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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)

Dr. Steven Scott Ball, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
16761 Southpark Center
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Steven Ball practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UNC Hospitals. His areas of expertise include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Ball's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ball honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps

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

Dr. Diya Ihsan Alaedeen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code Fr30
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Diya Alaedeen is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Alaedeen highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP), achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Alaedeen trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for his residency. He is conversant in 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)

Dr. Irene Loiuse Dejak, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
16761 S Park Center; Mail Code, Suite 40
Strongsville, OH
 

Dr. Irene Dejak works as an internist. Dr. Dejak graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dejak trained at Rhode Island Hospital. Her areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dejak accepts 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 is a surgeon in Medina, OH and Brunswick, OH. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. Dr. Rose's clinical interests include breast pain, inguinal hernia, and umbilical hernia. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rose is 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 specializes in general internal medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, depression, and metabolic syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Salay attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. 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. Salay takes.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing his residency at Aultman Hospital, Dr. Cain attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cain is in-network 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. Mark Meacham sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Brunswick, OH. His medical specialty is family medicine. Patients rated Dr. Meacham highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Aultman Hospital, Dr. Meacham attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Meacham is 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 works as an internist in Cleveland, OH and Strongsville, OH. Dr. Jewell is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jewell include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell honors. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He 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 Family Medicine
3574 Center Road; Mail Code Br10
Brunswick, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Miller's area of specialization is family medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, he performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Miller accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to 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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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.