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We found 40 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near East Norriton, PA.

Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Jaffe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jaffe include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett-Blakely trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Marta Buchner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Anna Buchner specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Buchner studied medicine at Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buchner is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is conversant in Croatian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Osterman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Sheffield Medical School, she completed her residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, 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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a pediatric gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kennedy 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Diane Barsky works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barsky takes. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Barsky's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children". She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , malabsorption

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Growth Problems, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Obesity, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Strauss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Strauss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Strauss's areas of expertise include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Strauss completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Strauss average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Strauss has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver cancer, intestinal (bowel) problems, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Liver Cancer, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, 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)

Dr. Simona Rossi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Simona Rossi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rossi include liver cancer and liver transplant. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. Dr. Rossi honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Rossi completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

Dr. Bryson William Katona, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Bryson Katona is an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Katona's clinical interests encompass liver disease and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Katona takes. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. John Boyle practices pediatric gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Boyle include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. Dr. Boyle is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyle is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Floating Hospital for Children's residency program. He has received distinctions including Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, small bowel atresia, diarrhea, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
625 Ridge Pike; Building B
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Craig Aronchick is a gastroenterologist. Dr. Aronchick is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Aronchick has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, gastroparesis, rectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophageal Manometry, Esophagitis, Irritable ... (Read more)

Dr. Joanne K Linevsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road; Suite 1b
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Joanne Linevsky's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She has a special interest in crohn's disease. Dr. Linevsky is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease

All Interests: Crohn's Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Maqbool is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Maqbool trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maqbool takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (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.