We found 39 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near East Norriton, PA.

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

Dr. David Jaffe sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Jaffe is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickett-Blakely include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Pickett-Blakely performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Buchner include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Buchner attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Buchner 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, 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 is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among Dr. Osterman's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Osterman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osterman accepts. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Osterman is conversant in Croatian. He 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, 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. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy practices pediatric gastroenterology. 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 is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Victor Navarro's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His clinical interests encompass liver cancer and cirrhosis. Dr. Navarro is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

Dr. Diane Lori Barsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Diane Barsky is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. Dr. Barsky is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Barsky honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Barsky include: 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. Jonathan Andrew Flick, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Flick is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Flick include growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, celiac disease, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Strauss' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Strauss a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strauss has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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)

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

Dr. Simona Rossi's specialties are adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). She practices in Dover, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and East Norriton, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rossi include liver cancer and liver transplant. Dr. Rossi is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rossi is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

Dr. John Timothy Boyle, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. John Boyle sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Boyle is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Boyle attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

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

Dr. Farzana Rashid's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Rashid's clinical interests: celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid is a graduate of the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. She speaks Bengali.

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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)

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

Dr. Craig Aronchick works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Aronchick's clinical interests include esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Aronchick obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. 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.

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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. Asim Maqbool, MD
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maqbool include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maqbool 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, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joanne Linevsky is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Radnor, PA. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Linevsky attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Linevsky include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and acid reflux (GERD). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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

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

Dr. Jong-Hyun Nam is a gastroenterologist in East Norriton, PA and Collegeville, PA. In his practice, Dr. Nam focuses on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Nam honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Nam speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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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.

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