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We found 50 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 works as a gastroenterologist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Wiesen is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Wiesen accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Vishny is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Vishny has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Cleveland Super Doctors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Hupertz's clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Her professional affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and MetroHealth. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, she performed her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Cleveland Super Doctors and America's Best Doctors since.

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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, who practices in Cleveland, OH and Willoughby, OH, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her education and training includes medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. Her clinical interests include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and liver disease. Patients gave Dr. Lee an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Gastroenterology. Her professional affiliations include Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Dr. Ray is affiliated with Marymount Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After attending Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaplan include peptic ulcer, diagnostic endoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kaplan has received include Cleveland Super Doctors and Premier Physician Award-Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus, and MetroHealth.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Punjabi's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Mumbai and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Punjabi accepts.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Willoughby, OH and Mentor, OH. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Brinberg's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brinberg's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received the distinction of 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Kirsch graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirsch honors.

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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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Vladic graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal ... (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's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Jelovsek accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jelovsek include: 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).

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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 is a colon and rectal surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Gurland (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Dr. Gurland's clinical interests include female incontinence, anal fissures, and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Gurland attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Gurland an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst. She has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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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. Dr. Fuentes (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. These areas are among his clinical interests: alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. Before performing his residency at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Fuentes attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Fuentes is rated highly by his patients. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. His distinctions include: Magna Cum Laude - College of Medicine, University of Santo Tomas Manila Philippines; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctor Inc.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Rackley include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Rackley graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Rackley average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rackley is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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

Dr. Michael Nemunaitis is a specialist in adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He works in Cleveland, OH, Twinsburg, OH, and Mayfield Heights, OH. He has a special interest in cancer, chemotherapy, and solid tumor. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Nemunaitis attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Nemunaitis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nemunaitis takes.

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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's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wu's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Wu attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish 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.