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

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
599 West State Street
Doylestown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Navarro include liver cancer and cirrhosis. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Hsu attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. 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)

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

Dr. Stuart Lubinski works as an adult gastroenterologist in Rydal, PA and Doylestown, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lubinski average 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Lubinski focuses on inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lubinski attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. Dr. Lubinski has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Jonathan Flick's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flick include celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flick has received the following distinctions: 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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Chalfont, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Semeao include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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 specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rate takes. Dr. Rate is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 Chester County Hospital. 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 works as a colon and rectal surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and perianal abscess. He is affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Schaffzin attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. On average, patients gave Dr. Schaffzin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, 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. David Wei-Wen Low, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
500 West Butler Avenue
Chalfont, PA
 

Dr. David Low practices plastic surgery in Philadelphia, PA and Chalfont, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Low is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Low trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. 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)

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

Dr. Michael Nance's specialty is pediatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nance include concussion, cancer, and intensive care. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nance 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 practices pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stanley Medical College for medical school, Dr. Srinivasan completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital. 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.