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We found 39 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Jaffe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training 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, anal 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pickett-Blakely takes.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, 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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Buchner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Buchner attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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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, 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 practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Osterman completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Osterman 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, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, anal 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. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
609 W. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise include the following: liver cancer and cirrhosis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Navarro studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Navarro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Navarro has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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, who practices in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. Dr. Barsky is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Barsky attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children".

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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' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Strauss's clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Strauss has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Flick attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flick include celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flick has received the following distinctions: 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Rossi trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for her residency. Her areas of clinical interest consist of liver cancer and liver transplant. Dr. Rossi is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

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

Dr. Farzana Rashid's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Rashid's education and training includes medical school at the University of Sheffield Medical School and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rashid include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is conversant in Bengali. Dr. Rashid 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, anal cancer, 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, esophageal spasm, 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)

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

Dr. John Boyle is a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Boyle's clinical interests: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Floating Hospital for Children. He has received the following distinctions: Fellowship Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame; and Phi Beta Kappa, University of Notre Dame. Dr. Boyle is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Aronchick is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Temple University Hospital for his residency. Dr. Aronchick has received distinctions including 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 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, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests encompass celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Linevsky attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Linevsky is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, stomach problems, celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Stomach Problems, Peptic Ulcer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Asim Maqbool is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Maqbool include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Maqbool trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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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Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
700 W Germantown Pike; Suite 101
East Norriton, 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

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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.