We found 37 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Fairview Park, OH.

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Dr. Mousab I Tabbaa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
850 Columbia Road; Suite 200
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Mousab Tabbaa is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Tabbaa obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, and liver disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Tabbaa is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Lutheran Hospital, UH Parma Medical Center, and Richard E. Jacobs Health Center.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Barrett's Esophagus, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Edmond William Blades, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Edmond Blades' specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blades accepts. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Blades attended Harvard Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Avon Hospital and Fairview Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Bile Duct Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Kurt Harris, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Craig Harris works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Harris attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Khaled Issa, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Khaled Issa's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include pancreas problems, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and hepatitis C. Dr. Issa is affiliated with Avon Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of MetroHealth Medical Center's residency program. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Issa is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Colon Polyps, Bile Duct Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Kadakkal Ravindran Radhakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
18099 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kadakkal Radhakrishnan practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Radhakrishnan has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Radhakrishnan include foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, MetroHealth, and Fairview Health Services. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Radhakrishnan accepts. He graduated from Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Radhakrishnan (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, fecal incontinence, constipation, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, Hirschsprung disease, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Celiac Disease, Percutaneous ... (Read more)

Dr. Noma Dakhil, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
30701 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Noma Dakhil is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dakhil include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), hepatitis C, and colonoscopy. Dr. Dakhil is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital and Fairview Health Services. She studied medicine at Tishreen University Faculty of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dakhil trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dakhil honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy

Dr. R. Thomas Thomas Temes, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301; West Valley Medical Building
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Roy Temes' medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), collapsed lung (pneumothorax), and achalasia. Dr. Temes takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Temes's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Temes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hungarian and Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, Lutheran Hospital, and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, diverticular disease, achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Wedge Resection, Heart Problems, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Peter Spiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Timothy Spiro's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests encompass chemotherapy, melanoma, and blood disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Spiro is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spiro accepts. He attended medical school at The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. He is professionally affiliated with Avon Hospital, Euclid Hospital, and South Pointe Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Blood Disorders, Chemotherapy, Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Melanoma

Dr. Richard Boyd Freeman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
850 Columbia Road, Westlake Medical Campus Building A; Mail Code Wl11
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Richard Freeman sees patients in Cleveland, OH and Westlake, OH. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Freeman is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include sleep apnea, thyroid cancer, and snoring. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Freeman is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Nosebleeds, Oral Lesions, Stenosis, Nasal Fractures, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

Dr. Annie Roco Tanya, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Other
30033 Clemens Road
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Annie Tan practices general internal medicine. Dr. Tan's areas of expertise include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. She is affiliated with Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. Before performing her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Tan attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

Dr. Cathleen Sybert Khandelwal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18101 Lorain Avenue; Mail Code Fr30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Cathleen Khandelwal specializes in general surgery. Her clinical interests include moles, inguinal hernia, and appendicitis. Dr. Khandelwal is professionally affiliated with Lutheran Hospital, Strongsville Family Health & Surgery Center, and Fairview Hospital. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Khandelwal's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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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)

Dr. Marie Fidela Fidela Paraiso, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18099 Lorain Avenue; Suite 212
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Marie Paraiso is an urogynecology specialist in Cleveland, OH and Lakewood, OH. Dr. Paraiso's areas of expertise include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and female incontinence. She is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She obtained her medical school training at Indiana University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati. Patient ratings for Dr. Paraiso average 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paraiso has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), colon polyps

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

Dr. Michael Anthony Valente, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20455 Lorain Road #301; West Valley Medical Building
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Michael Valente's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Akron, OH, Cleveland, OH, and Fairview Park, OH. Dr. Valente is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: female incontinence, polypectomy (polyp removal), and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Valente attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, anal cancer, anal fistula, perianal abscess, rectovaginal fistula, anal fissures, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, Hirschsprung disease, rectal problems, hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), perirectal abscess, rectal prolapse

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Anoscopy, Hemorrhoidectomy, Postpartum Issues, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph A Lahorra, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
20455 Lorain Avenue; 2nd Floor
Fairview Park, OH
 

Dr. Joseph Lahorra specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Akron, OH, Fairview Park, OH, and Garfield Heights, OH. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Lahorra's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lahorra accepts. Dr. Lahorra has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Marymount Hospital, Fairview Hospital, and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Lung Resection, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Metz Barksdale Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Other
960 Clague Road; Uh Westlake Health Center, Building A, Suite 1600
Westlake, OH
 

Dr. Edward Barksdale is a specialist in pediatric surgery. He works in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Westlake, OH. Dr. Barksdale is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. Dr. Barksdale is 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. Donald M Eicher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
18101 Lorain Avenue
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Donald Eicher's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Lorain, OH, and Avon, OH. Dr. Eicher is especially interested in lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Avon Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, and Fairview Hospital. He graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. His residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eicher is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer

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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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