We found 48 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry HMO near Chagrin Falls, OH.

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code A31
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Bret Lashner works as a gastroenterologist. In his practice, Dr. Lashner focuses on crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. Patients rated Dr. Lashner highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Lashner has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Lashner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5900 Landerbrook Drive; Landerbrook Office and Endoscopy Center
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Ari Wiesen is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Wiesen attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In his practice, Dr. Wiesen focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5900 Landerbrook Drive; Suite 190
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Miriam Vishny is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Vishny has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Vishny has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Talal Adhami's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Adhami's clinical interests: esophageal varices, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Adhami attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Adhami (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diarrhea, diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastritis

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3700 Park East Drive; Suite 100
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Brian Kirsh is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Kirsh include foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsh accepts. Dr. Kirsh is affiliated with 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, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Blood Tests, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Sclerotherapy, Diagnostic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. David Lever's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lever's clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Lever completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brooke Reiter Baggenstos, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3909 Orange Place; Uh Digestive Health Institute, Suite 3200
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Glessing is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Glessing graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with UH Cleveland Medical Center and UH Ahuja Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Cirrhosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Advanced Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maneesh Gurdarshan Dave, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3909 Orange Place; Suite 3200
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Maneesh Dave practices adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College and then he performed his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dave include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Dave is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is affiliated with UH Cleveland Medical Center and Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Urology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Rackley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Willoughby, OH. Patients gave Dr. Rackley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Rackley attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Clinical Trials, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gurland at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Gurland trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Her professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), perianal abscess, anal fissures, colon polyps, fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, colorectal problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Courtenay Moore practices urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Moore is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Before performing her residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Moore attended Albany Medical College for medical school. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Foundation for Urologic Disease Research Scholar. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Moore is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Cystoscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Urge Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Suite 22n
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Laura Lipold's specialty is family medicine. She studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Lipold's residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Her areas of expertise include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipold has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doc and Cleveland Magazine. She is affiliated with South Pointe Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Metabolic Syndrome, Sports Health, Headache, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Kendalle Cobb's medical specialty is family medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cobb is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cobb's clinical interests: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Cobb performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Dr. Cobb (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Sports Health, Substance Abuse, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tracy Hull is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Hull has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hull include female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and anoscopy. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hull accepts. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Hull performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Gender Equity Award 2016 from the Case Western Reserve College of Medicine and Shafran Family Charitable Trust Endowed Chair, Nov.11. She is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, Crohn's disease, perianal abscess, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, fecal incontinence, constipation, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, rectal problems, perirectal abscess, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), rectal prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
25875 Science Park Drive; Mail Code In30
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Matthew Faiman's specialty is general internal medicine. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Faiman attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, metabolic syndrome, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Faiman's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Fellowship ACP. Dr. Faiman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Depression, Metabolic Syndrome, Headache, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street; Mail Code Cf10
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. James Hekman is an internist in Cleveland, OH, Chagrin Falls, OH, and Lakewood, OH. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Hekman's clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hekman is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Depression, Immunization, Osteoporosis, Hypertension, Preventive Care, Intestinal ... (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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