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We found 51 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Mayfield Heights, OH. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Wiesen completed his residency training at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. In his practice, Dr. Wiesen focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes 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: , 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Mayfield Heights, OH. The average patient rating for Dr. Vishny is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vishny include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Vishny is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital. Dr. Vishny takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of 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. 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A111
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Vera Hupertz is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Cleveland, OH and Mayfield Heights, OH. Before performing her residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Dr. Hupertz attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Hupertz include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hupertz accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hupertz include: Cleveland Super Doctors and America's Best Doctors since. Dr. Hupertz's professional 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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include polypectomy (polyp removal), celiac disease, and liver disease. Dr. Lee accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Lee attended Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wright-Patterson Medical Center for residency. She has received the distinction of Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Gastroenterology. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include foreign body ingestion, achalasia, and percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ray at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ray honors. After attending Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Dr. Ray's hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kaplan completed her residency training at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her areas of expertise include the following: peptic ulcer, diagnostic endoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Cleveland Super Doctors and Premier Physician Award-Crohns and Colitis Foundation. Dr. Kaplan's 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 an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Punjabi include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Punjabi attended medical school at the University of Mumbai.

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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 a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Brinberg average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Brinberg's clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brinberg takes. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Brinberg attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Brinberg 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 is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kirsch attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His areas of expertise include heartburn, peptic ulcer, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His hospital/clinic 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, 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. Dr. Vladic honors Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Vladic is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Jelovsek's areas of expertise include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and vaginal prolapse. He is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jelovsek 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).

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

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

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Specializes in Urology
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Q10-1
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Raymond Rackley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Cleveland, OH, Beachwood, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Rackley include urodynamic testing, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and neurogenic bladder. Dr. Rackley's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6770 Mayfield Road; Mail Code A30
Mayfield Heights, OH
 

Dr. Brooke Gurland works as a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Gurland (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gurland include female incontinence, perianal abscess, and anal fissures. Dr. Gurland is affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gurland's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons and Fellow, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

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

All Interests: Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Fecal Incontinence, Abdominal Problems, ... (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 an adult oncologist, medical oncologist, and hematologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Nemunaitis is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nemunaitis include cancer, chemotherapy, and solid tumor. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is professionally 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 General Internal Medicine
2570 Som Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. Freddie Fuentes works as a general internist in Cleveland, OH and Willoughby, OH. In addition to English, Dr. Fuentes (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fuentes include alcohol abuse, menopause, and depression. Dr. Fuentes is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. His medical residency was performed at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. Dr. Fuentes has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He has received the following distinctions: 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 Colon & Rectal Surgery
2570 Som Center Road; Mail Code Hc31
Willoughby Hills, OH
 

Dr. James Wu works as a colon and rectal surgeon in Independence, OH, Mayfield Heights, OH, and Willoughby, OH. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wu's areas of expertise include anal cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Wu's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital.

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

All Interests: Perianal Abscess, Colon Polyps, Anal Cancer, Anorectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Anal Fissures, ... (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.