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We found 122 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Bryn Mawr, PA.

Dr. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo works as a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Collazzo studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazzo accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Collazzo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Jaffe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jaffe include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie McConnell Moleski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Moleski is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among her clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Moleski is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Moleski is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Fellowship2Leadership Salix Fellows' Program Travel Grant Recipient; Chief Medical Resident 2009,2008; and ACG Radhika Srinivasan Gender-Based Research Award.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diverticular disease, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Bleeding, Esophageal Manometry, Gallstones, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett-Blakely trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6760 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA
 

Dr. Vikas Khurana is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khurana's clinical interests include capsule endoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and upper endoscopy (EGD). Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khurana takes. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Anna Marta Buchner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Anna Buchner specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Buchner studied medicine at Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buchner is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheeja K Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Sheeja Abraham is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric nutrition specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abraham include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Abraham's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Croatian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Ingram Roberts is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Roberts has received distinctions including American College of Physician Executives Award of Academic Achievement; Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital; and "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Malabsorption, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fink's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink honors. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. Asyia Shareen Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Shurs Lane; Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Asyia Ahmad works as an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Ahmad attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), women's health issues, and esophagitis. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmad has received the following distinction: Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), anorectal problems

All Interests: Esophagitis, Anorectal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Women's Health ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, she completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Navarro's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. These areas are among his clinical interests: liver cancer and cirrhosis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro takes. Dr. Navarro has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitin include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. Dr. Zitin honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Zitin attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Zitin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1010 West Chester Pike; Suite 202
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Philip Gilman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Gilman's clinical interests: celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a pediatric gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (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.