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We found 32 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 physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaffe include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jaffe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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 practices adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Pickett-Blakely 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchner takes. She is a graduate of Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Buchner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. She 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Osterman's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osterman speaks 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, 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 sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rashid average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
609 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 140
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Clinical interests for Dr. Navarro include liver cancer and cirrhosis. Dr. Navarro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Navarro attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Navarro 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is 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 in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Barsky graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
609 W. Germantown Pike; Suite 140
East Norriton, PA
 

Dr. Simona Rossi is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rossi include liver cancer and liver transplant. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. 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. Robert M Strauss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strauss's clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally 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. Dr. Strauss's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Flick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Flick obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flick include: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine.

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

Dr. Bryson Katona specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of liver disease and upper endoscopy (EGD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Katona attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Boyle graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed his residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyle include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. Dr. Boyle is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. He 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, achalasia, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Aronchick attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Aronchick average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aronchick takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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, 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Linevsky include crohn's disease. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Linevsky trained at Boston Medical Center. She is professionally 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maqbool is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Maqbool has received include Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. He is professionally 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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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.