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We found 49 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Willoughby, OH.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6770 Mayfield Road; Suite 415
Mayfield Hts, OH
 

Dr. Ari Wiesen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiesen's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Miriam Vishny is a gastroenterologist. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vishny include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Vishny is rated highly by her patients. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vishny has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors. She 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 Pediatric Gastroenterology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A111
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Vera Hupertz's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hupertz include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hupertz honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Hupertz's training includes a residency program at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Her distinctions include: Cleveland Super Doctors and America's Best Doctors since. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and MetroHealth.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Metabolic Disorders, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Foreign Body Removal, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2570 Som Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Christine Lee is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and liver disease. She is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. She is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Dr. Lee's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Gastroenterology.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, celiac disease, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, heartburn, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), gastroenteritis, colitis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Heartburn, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2570 Som Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Monica Ray's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ray's areas of expertise include foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ray is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Her professional affiliations include Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, heartburn, peptic ulcer, achalasia, gastrointestinal (GI) stricture, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Foreign Body Ingestion, Achalasia, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy, Clinical Trials, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6770 Mayfield Road; #220
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Barbara Kaplan, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: peptic ulcer, diagnostic endoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and MetroHealth. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, she performed her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. The average patient rating for Dr. Kaplan is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Cleveland Super Doctors and Premier Physician Award-Crohns and Colitis Foundation.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Colic, Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eshwar B Punjabi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Eshwar Punjabi specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He accepts Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Don E Brinberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
36100 Euclid Avenue, Suite 490; Lake West Medical Building
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Don Brinberg works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Brinberg's clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brinberg is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal cancer, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Kirsch, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Michael Kirsch's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsch accepts. He is professionally affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Franjo Vladic, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
34940 Ridge Road; Suite B
Willoughby, OH
 

Dr. Franjo Vladic specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Vladic is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Vladic is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A81
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. John Jelovsek is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jelovsek is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Jelovsek include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICCHD) PFDN; Jelovsek (PI); and 16S01 E-OPTIMAL. Long-term Effectiveness of Sacrospinous Ligament Fixation (SSLF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), fecal incontinence, constipation

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

Dr. Brooke Heidi Gurland, MD
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. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gurland completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's areas of expertise include the following: female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. On average, patients gave Dr. Gurland a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurland takes. Her distinctions 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. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Freddie Floran Florante Floro Fuentes, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2570 Som Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Freddie Fuentes is a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Willoughby, OH. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. For his professional training, Dr. Fuentes completed a residency program at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. These areas are among Dr. Fuentes's clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. The average patient rating for Dr. Fuentes is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Magna Cum Laude - College of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas Manila Philippines; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctor Inc. Dr. Fuentes (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. He is 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 Urology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Rackley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Rackley attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His clinical interests include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Rackley's professional 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, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code Hillcrest
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Michael Nemunaitis' areas of specialization are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders); he sees patients in Cleveland, OH, Twinsburg, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. Dr. Nemunaitis has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of cancer, chemotherapy, and solid tumor. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Solid Tumor, Chemotherapy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Hc31
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. James Wu works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Wu graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wu is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , anorectal problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Anorectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Anal Fissures, Hemorrhoids, Colonoscopy, ... (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.