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We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Silver near Chalfont, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
599 W. State Street; Pavillion @ Doylestown Hosp.
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Navarro include liver cancer and cirrhosis. Dr. Navarro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Navarro attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Navarro is professionally affiliated with 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

Dr. Stuart Mitchell Lubinski, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
708 Shady Retreat Road; Suite 9
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Lubinski is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Rydal, PA and Doylestown, PA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Lubinski honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Lubinski attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Stanley Cho Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
599 W State Street; Suite 200
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Hsu's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, colon cancer, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, pancreatic cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Cirrhosis, Diagnostic Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Flick's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Flick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Flick obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flick include: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 West Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao sees patients in Chalfont, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Semeao is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Semeao attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate.

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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)

Dr. William Richard Rate, PhD, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
599 W. State Street; Suite 103
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. William Rate is a radiation oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rate honors. Dr. Rate graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2011-2012. Dr. Rate's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Brain Cancer, Sarcoma, Brain Problems, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. David Marc Schaffzin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
708 North Shady Retreat Road; Suite 8
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. David Schaffzin is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Schaffzin studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopic polypectomy. Dr. Schaffzin is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaffzin takes. He is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, diarrhea, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colon problems, hemorrhoids, bowel obstruction, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, rectal stricture, rectal prolapse, gastrointestinal tumor, colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Rectal Prolapse, Colitis, Colectomy, Ileostomy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 West Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. David Low works as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia, PA and Chalfont, PA. His areas of expertise include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Low attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including Best Microsurgical Save of 2008, American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting; The Don LaRossa, MD Annual Teaching Award, Division of Plastic Surgery; and Penn Pearls Teaching Award. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Michael Nance specializes in pediatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nance include concussion, cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Nance is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nance studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

All Interests: Intensive Care, Pectus Excavatum, Appendicitis, Neonatal Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Concussion, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan's specialty is pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. Dr. Srinivasan is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Srinivasan attended Stanley Medical College for medical school. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Phimosis, Neurogenic Bladder, Kidney Stones, Vesicoureteral Reflux, Intestinal Problems, ... (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.