We found 110 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Bryn Mawr, PA.

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

Dr. Jack Collazzo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Collazzo attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collazzo takes. He is accepting 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. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. These areas are among Dr. Navarro's clinical interests: liver cancer and cirrhosis. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Navarro attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. Dr. Pickett-Blakely is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. 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, anal cancer, 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)

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

Dr. Scott Fink's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fink speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mercogliano include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. Patients rated Dr. Mercogliano highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Mercogliano trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Mercogliano is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. McKenna attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. McKenna takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenna welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Jaffe's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Jaffe graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jaffe has received the following distinctions: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Marc Zitin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Zitin's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to 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. His practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Mark Osterman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Osterman's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Osterman is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Gary Newman works as a gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Newman studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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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, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farzana Rashid works as an adult gastroenterologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rashid is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid graduated from the University of Sheffield Medical School and then she performed her 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, anal cancer, 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, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Robert M Strauss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Strauss honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Strauss graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Strauss is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver cancer, intestinal (bowel) problems, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Liver Cancer, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Fishman is a gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Fishman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Fishman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Unfortunately, he is not currently 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, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anna Buchner is a gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Buchner is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She graduated from Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She is in-network for 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, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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

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

Dr. Larry Borowsky is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Borowsky's areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Borowsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Timothy Boyle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. John Boyle's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Boyle is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Floating Hospital for Children's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame. Dr. Boyle is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, small bowel atresia, diarrhea, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (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.

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