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We found 85 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Leap Everyday Plus near Bryn Mawr, PA.

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

Dr. Sheeja Abraham practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition in Philadelphia, PA, Newtown Square, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Abraham attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Abraham is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. David Jaffe's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Jaffe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Jaffe completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
225 E City Avenue; Suite 109
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Stephanie Moleski specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Her areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Moleski accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Moleski performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Osterman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Osterman 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, 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)

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

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely is a gastroenterologist. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She 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, 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)

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

Dr. Anna Buchner, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Buchner is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She studied medicine at Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Buchner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for her residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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)

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

Dr. Ingram Roberts' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roberts honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roberts trained at Jacobi Medical Center. He 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.

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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)

Dr. Marc Allen Zitin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Zitin's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and nutrition issues. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Zitin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Asyia Ahmad works as a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. She 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. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), women's health issues, and esophagitis. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad honors. Dr. Ahmad has received professional recognition including the following: Named "Top Doctor" by Philadelphia magazine. She is 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rashid's education and training includes medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Bengali. She is 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6760 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA
 

Dr. Vikas Khurana's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khurana include capsule endoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khurana takes. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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

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

Dr. Philip Gilman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. He is especially interested in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Gilman is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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

Dr. Diane Barsky practices pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Barsky's clinical interests: malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children".

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Relevant Interests: , malabsorption

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Growth Problems, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Obesity, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
525 Jamestown Avenue; Suite 101
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Graboyes-Leopold specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Graboyes-Leopold's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Hahnemann University Hospital. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Graboyes-Leopold's medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Steven Nussbaum is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Havertown, PA. Dr. Nussbaum's training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Nussbaum focuses on colonoscopy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nussbaum takes. Dr. Nussbaum has received the following distinction: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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.