We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Leap Basic HSA near Collegeville, PA.

Showing 1-12 of 12
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Jong-Hyun Nam practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in East Norriton, PA and Collegeville, PA. Dr. Nam's clinical interests include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nam accepts. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He speaks Korean.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Pallavi Ravindra Marathe, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Pallavi Rastogi's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She practices in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Dr. Rastogi graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Rastogi speaks Marathi. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian J Broker, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Brian Broker's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Broker an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Broker include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Broker attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Ear Infection, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark A Rosen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
420 West Linfield - Trappe Road
Limerick, PA
 

Dr. Mark Rosen is a diagnostic radiologist. Before performing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Rosen attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert C Fried, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Robert Fried's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. Dr. Fried accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fried completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. Dr. Fried is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Colon Polyps, Cysts, Breast Surgery, Ulcerative Colitis, Colectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Carol Actor practices allergy & immunology in Pottstown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Actor's areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Children's National Medical Center's residency program. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Actor welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Hives, Tests, Liver Cancer, Food Allergy, Sinusitis, Asthma

Dr. Laurence V Cramer, DO
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Cramer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Cramer attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Dr. Cramer is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hans Michael Haupt, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
826 Main Street; Suite 303
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Hans Haupt is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: aortic dissection repair, esophageal cancer, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haupt is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lobectomy, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Aortic Dissection ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Brian Swanson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Paul Swanson's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Swanson's professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Swanson honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Ear Infection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine E Szarka, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Christine Szarka works as a hematologist and adult oncologist in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Szarka include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Szarka honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Szarka is affiliated with Main Line Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Skin Cancer, Blood Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
599 Arcola Road
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Radhika Kakarla's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kakarla include warts, fibromyalgia, and endometrial biopsy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kakarla is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. She is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kakarla's office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , colon polyps

All Interests: Warts, Colon Polyps, Hysteroscopy, Endometrial Biopsy, Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis

Dr. Daniel Paul Nadeau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Nadeau works as an otolaryngologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nadeau include sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadeau honors. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Nadeau obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Dizziness, Ear Infection, Allergies, Hoarseness, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.