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We found 6 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Bronze near Gettysburg, PA.

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Dr. David Nicholas Speranza, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
450 S. Washington Street; 3rd Floor Suite C
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. David Speranza is an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Speranza include barrett's esophagus and colon cancer. Dr. Speranza's hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Speranza honors. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus

Dr. Rajesh Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
147 N Washington Street
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Rajesh Bajaj's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Bajaj include colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Bajaj is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. Dr. Bajaj welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for his residency. Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Colposcopy, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Satish Amratlal Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Satish Shah is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Shah attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. His medical residency was performed at Harrisburg Hospital. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Paracentesis, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Lamar Rice, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
40 V Twin Drive; Suite 104
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Robert Rice works as a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Capital BlueCross. He is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Rice welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Colon Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Breast Cancer

Dr. Tina Ashley Khair, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
20 Expedition Trail; Suite 101
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Tina Khair specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. These areas are among her clinical interests: lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. Dr. Khair honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khair is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Second Opinions, Osteoporosis, Gynecologic Cancer, Biopsy, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy R McKee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Anesthesiology, Vascular Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
450 S Washington Street; Suite C
Gettysburg, PA
 

Dr. Timothy McKee is a specialist in pediatric surgery, anesthesiology, and emergency medicine. He works in Gettysburg, PA. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. Dr. McKee's professional affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. McKee is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Colposcopy, Thyroid Problems, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (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.