We found 6 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Coventry near Forty Fort, PA.

Dr. William John Cochran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 S Wilkes Barre Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. William Cochran's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cochran attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cochran honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Obesity, Malnutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Focht an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Focht obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Mahmoud Talaat Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabri is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sabri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Eduardo Daniel Tron, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Eduardo Tron is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Hazleton, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Tron is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tron is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tron accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Maimonides Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Tron speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Martin Gerard Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maksimak is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maksimak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1111 East End Boulevard
Wilkes-barre, PA
 

Dr. Mohammed Chowdhury practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Dr. Chowdhury accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He studied medicine at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.