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

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Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
599 West State Street
Doylestown, 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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lubinski is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lubinski include inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Redeemer Health System, Abington Health, and Doylestown Health. Dr. Lubinski takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lubinski attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Jonathan Flick's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. Dr. Flick takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Dr. Flick has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

Dr. Stanley Hsu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Hsu is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. Edisio Semeao is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Semeao's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Semeao has received professional recognition including the following: 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, 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)

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

Dr. David Low sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Chalfont, PA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, deviated septum, and septoplasty. Dr. Low is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Low's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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 is a specialist in radiation oncology. He works in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rate include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rate's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Rate's training includes residency programs at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Schaffzin is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Schaffzin completed a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His clinical interests include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. Dr. Schaffzin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital, Virtua Marlton Hospital, and Doylestown Health.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, perianal abscess, 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. Michael L Nance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
500 W. Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. Michael Nance is a specialist in pediatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, cancer, and intensive care. Dr. Nance is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nance has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in pediatric urology. He is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and a graduate of North Shore University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Srinivasan's areas of expertise include the following: neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Srinivasan is professionally 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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