We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Silver near Chalfont, PA.

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

Dr. Stuart Lubinski specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Rydal, PA and Doylestown, PA. Dr. Lubinski has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with Holy Redeemer Health System, Abington Health, and Doylestown Health. Dr. Lubinski is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
599 West State Street
Doylestown, 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. Stanley Cho-Hsien Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
599 W State Street; Suite 200
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. Stanley Hsu works as a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Hsu attended Drexel University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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)

Dr. Jonathan A Flick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Flick practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chalfont, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His areas of expertise include growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. Dr. Flick is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine.

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

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

Dr. Edisio J Semeao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 West Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Semeao studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate. Dr. Semeao is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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, Hirschsprung disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. David Low's specialty is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Low completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Low include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Low is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His distinctions include: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. William Rate's area of specialization is radiation oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rate include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. Dr. Rate takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rate's residency was performed 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.

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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 M Schaffzin, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
708 North Shady Retreat Road; Suite 8
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. David Schaffzin sees patients in Langhorne, PA and Doylestown, PA. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. Dr. Schaffzin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Schaffzin is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Doylestown Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Dana Alexandra Weiss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Dana Weiss is a pediatric urology specialist in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her clinical interests include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydronephrosis. Dr. Weiss accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Weiss is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , constipation

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Phimosis, Varicocele, Urinary Incontinence, Spina Bifida, Neurogenic Bladder, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Nance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Michael Nance is a pediatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Nance include concussion, cancer, and intensive care. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Nance is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , appendicitis

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

Dr. Arun Kumar Srinivasan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Arun Srinivasan is a pediatric urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Srinivasan attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. He has received distinctions including Awarded Best Pediatric Paper Abstract, North American Robotic urology Symposium, Las Vegas, NV; First Prize for Best Clinical Research, New York Chapter of the American College of Surgeons; and Winner, Chief Residents' Debate, New York Chapter, American Urological Association. Dr. Srinivasan 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.

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