We found 111 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Collazzo's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Collazzo 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. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pickett-Blakely graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, 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 is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, crohn's disease, and colonoscopy. Dr. Fink accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fink speaks Spanish. He 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, Esophagus ... (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. Dr. McKenna's clinical interests include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna is accepting 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. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Osterman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. Dr. Osterman is conversant in Croatian. He 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, 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)

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

Dr. Victor Navarro's specialties are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Navarro attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Navarro is especially interested in liver cancer and cirrhosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Navarro is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mercogliano has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and hiatal hernia. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Italian. Dr. Mercogliano is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. David Jaffe specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Jaffe's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Jaffe's training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2017; Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. He is affiliated with 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitin include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is in-network for 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 affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Gary Newman is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Newman is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Newman 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, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (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 areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Dr. Rashid's training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue. 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Strauss attended National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Strauss include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strauss honors. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. Dr. Strauss's professional affiliations include 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. Dr. Fishman honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Buchner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. 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, 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Borowsky is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Borowsky attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy's distinctions include: Pediatric GI/Nutrition T32 Trainee and Dean's list, Cornell University.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (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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