We found 46 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry HMO near Chagrin Falls, OH.

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Dr. Miriam Liza Vishny, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
5900 Landerbrook Drive; Suite 190
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Miriam Vishny is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Vishny attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vishny accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She 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

Dr. Bret Auerbach Lashner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Bret Lashner is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lashner (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lashner include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Beachwood Family Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Lashner attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lashner takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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)

Dr. David Samuel Lever, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. David Lever is an adult gastroenterologist. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Lever has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His professional affiliations include Beachwood Family Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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. Talal M Adhami, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Talal Adhami is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal varices, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adhami graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Adhami (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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)

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

Dr. Maneesh Dave is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Dave is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital, Dr. Dave attended Topiwala National Medical College for medical school. His professional affiliations include UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center, and Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Beachwood, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Orange Village, OH. She is affiliated with UH Chagrin Highlands Health Center, UH Cleveland Medical Center, and UH Ahuja Medical Center. Dr. Glessing accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer

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

Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gurland's areas of expertise include female incontinence, anal fistula, and perianal abscess. She is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gurland attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew.

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

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

Dr. Raymond Robert Rackley, MD
Specializes in Urology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Rackley's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rackley include rectocele (posterior prolapse), fistula, and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Rackley accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Rackley is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Beachwood Family Health Center, and Willoughby Hills Family Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

Dr. Courtenay Kathryn Moore, MD
Specializes in Urology, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Courtenay Moore is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Moore average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore's clinical interests include rectocele (posterior prolapse), neurogenic bladder, and vaginal prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Beachwood Family Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Moore accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Albany Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

Dr. Laura Ann Dorr Lipold, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Suite 22n
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Laura Lipold's medical specialty is family medicine. Dr. Lipold's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipold include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipold honors. Dr. Lipold's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Pointe Hospital and Beachwood Family Health Center.

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

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

Dr. Edward Metz Barksdale Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
3999 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Edward Barksdale works as a pediatric surgeon. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Barksdale is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Kenneth Ira Goodman, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
26900 Cedar Road; Mail Code Bd10
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Kenneth Goodman is a family practitioner in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, depression, and moles. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman honors. Dr. Goodman graduated from Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mount Carmel Health System. He is affiliated with Beachwood Family Health Center.

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

All Interests: Warts, Depression, Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Benign Soft Tissue Tumor, Sports Health, Eczema, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kendalle Cobb, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
29800 Bainbridge Road; Mail Code So10
Solon, OH
 

Dr. Kendalle Cobb is a family practitioner. Patients gave Dr. Cobb an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cobb include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. Dr. Cobb (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Solon Family Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Kalman P Bencsath, MD
Specializes in Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Kalman Bencsath practices surgery. His areas of expertise include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), laparoscopic splenectomy, and pancreatectomy (pancreas removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and Marymount Hospital. Dr. Bencsath attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, colon problems, colorectal cancer, appendicitis

All Interests: Pancreatectomy, Inguinal Hernia, Appendicitis, Bile Duct Stones, Endoscopic Surgery, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Michael Hekman, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
551 E Washington Street
Chagrin Falls, OH
 

Dr. James Hekman specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cleveland, OH, Lakewood, OH, and Chagrin Falls, OH. These areas are among Dr. Hekman's clinical interests: cancer screening, depression, and heart problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. 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)

Dr. Shazia T Goraya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Shazia Goraya is an internist. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goraya's areas of expertise include the following: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Goraya trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Goraya (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Beachwood Family Health Center and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Alcohol Abuse, Depression, Men's Health Issues, Bronchitis, Estrogen Replacement Therapy, ... (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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