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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Navarro's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. These areas are among his clinical interests: liver cancer and cirrhosis. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Navarro takes. Dr. Navarro has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lubinski include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Lubinski takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lubinski is professionally affiliated with Abington Health. He is open to 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hsu include colon cancer, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Dr. Flick's areas of expertise include celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received distinctions including Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Semeao honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Semeao has received include 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 practices radiation oncology in Doylestown, PA and Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: gynecological problems, rectal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Rate's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Abington Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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.

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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 practices colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaffzin include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and endoscopic polypectomy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He is professionally affiliated with St. Mary Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schaffzin's office for an appointment.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Low include neck reconstructive surgery, dermabrasion, and deviated septum. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Low 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.

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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 medical specialty is pediatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, cancer, and intensive care. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Nance 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 honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Srinivasan include neurogenic bladder, kidney stones, and hydrocele. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Srinivasan is a graduate of Stanley Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Srinivasan completed a residency program at North Shore University Hospital. He 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.