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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cochran completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Focht average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Focht attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Danville, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Altoona, PA. Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Sabri is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sabri is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Hazleton, PA. Patients gave Dr. Tron an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Tron attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Tron speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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

Dr. Martin Maksimak practices pediatric gastroenterology in Danville, PA, Forty Fort, PA, and Scranton, PA. Dr. Maksimak is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maksimak completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center. Dr. Chowdhury studied medicine at CETEC University School of Medicine and Santo Domingo Institute of Technology. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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.