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We found 47 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry HSA near Chagrin Falls, OH.

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

Dr. Bret Lashner practices adult gastroenterology in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. In Dr. Lashner's practice, he is particularly interested in crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and colonoscopy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received the following distinction: Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Lashner (or staff) is conversant in 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)

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

Dr. Talal Adhami's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Adhami average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Adhami include esophageal varices, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Adhami (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Marymount Hospital 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)

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

Dr. Ari Wiesen is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). The average patient rating for Dr. Wiesen is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiesen takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. Dr. Wiesen is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Miriam Vishny is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Vishny is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Vishny attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vishny honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. She has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Maneesh Dave sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Orange Village, OH. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Topiwala National Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Dave trained at Detroit Receiving Hospital. Dr. Dave's areas of expertise include inflammatory bowel disease. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave accepts. Dr. Dave's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Cleveland VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Brian Kirsh, who practices in Beachwood, OH, Garfield Heights, OH, and Independence, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: foreign body ingestion, cancer screening, and achalasia. Patients rated Dr. Kirsh highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. 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)

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

Dr. David Lever practices adult gastroenterology in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Dr. Lever's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lever graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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. 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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Hennepin County Medical Center, Dr. Glessing attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is affiliated with 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. Brooke Heidi Gurland, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH. Dr. Gurland is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland takes. Dr. Gurland studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Gurland's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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

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

Dr. Tom I Abelson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH
 

Dr. Tom Abelson works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Cleveland, OH and Beachwood, OH. Dr. Abelson's areas of expertise include nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sleep apnea, and snoring. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abelson honors. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic and Mount Sinai Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Abelson's distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors; Cleveland Magazine; and Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nasal Congestion, Nosebleeds, Sleep Problems, Septoplasty, Sore Throat, Ear Infection, Strep ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Rackley's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Rackley a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rackley completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

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

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

Dr. Samina Yunus' specialty is family medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Yunus (or staff) speaks Urdu. Her areas of expertise include the following: warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and then she performed her residency at Lutheran Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yunus takes 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)

Dr. Tithi Biswas, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3909 Orange Place; Seidman Cancer Center, Suite 1100
Orange Village, OH
 

Dr. Tithi Biswas' area of specialization is radiation oncology. She is a graduate of Medical College and Hospital Kolkata and R.G. Kar Medical College & Hospital. She trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Biswas accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Hospitals (UH) and Vidant Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Thomas E Garofalo, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hc31
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Thomas Garofalo, who practices in Cleveland, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Beachwood, OH, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Garofalo average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garofalo include stapled hemorrhoidopexy, transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD), and polypectomy (polyp removal). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, constipation, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), rectal abscess, rectal prolapse, colitis, rectal bleeding

All Interests: Hemorrhoidectomy, Research, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Rectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joel Holland's specialty is adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Holland include thoracic outlet syndrome, pulmonary valve disease, and mitral valve prolapse. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Holland is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Stenosis, Cardiomyopathy, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Congenital Valve Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kendalle Cobb works as a family practice physician in Cleveland, OH and Solon, OH. In addition to English, Dr. Cobb (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Cobb's clinical interests include warts, depression, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cobb accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, acid reflux (GERD)

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