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

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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
100 Market Street
Collegeville, PA
 

Dr. Jong-Hyun Nam is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in East Norriton, PA and Collegeville, PA. He speaks Korean. He has a special interest in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Nam is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nam takes.

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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, who practices in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Rastogi's clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rastogi accepts. Before performing her residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Rastogi attended St. George's University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Rastogi welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Fried specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, colectomy (colon resection), and crohn's disease. Dr. Fried's professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fried welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Brian Jeffrey 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). Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Broker attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Broker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Paul Swanson's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Swanson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Swanson attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Christine Szarka's specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. She practices in Paoli, PA, Collegeville, PA, and Exton, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Szarka include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Szarka is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Szarka's practice is open to new patients. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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

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

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

Dr. Radhika Kakarla is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Kakarla is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kakarla include warts, fibromyalgia, and endometrial biopsy. She is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Kakarla is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Kakarla attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport.

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Relevant Interests: , colon polyps

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

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

Dr. Mark Rosen works as a diagnostic radiologist in Philadelphia, PA, Yardley, PA, and Limerick, PA. Dr. Rosen's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and rectal cancer. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Jefferson University Hospitals. 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: , 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. Hans Michael Haupt, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
826 Main Street
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Hans Haupt works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haupt's clinical interests include aortic dissection repair, esophageal cancer, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Dr. Haupt is affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

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

Dr. Carol F Actor, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
826 Main Street; Suite 201
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Carol Actor's medical specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Actor's clinical interests: immunodeficiency, sinusitis (sinus infection), and tests. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at Children's National Medical Center for residency. Dr. Actor's professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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 specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Cramer highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cramer include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Cramer attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Nadeau is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Nadeau completed his residency training at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences/National Capital Consortium. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), thyroid problems, and endoscopic sinus surgery. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nadeau honors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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