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 a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Speranza include barrett's esophagus and colon cancer. Dr. Speranza is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Speranza attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Speranza is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Bajaj include colposcopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bajaj accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College and a graduate of Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Bajaj (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bajaj's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: leukemia, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Dr. Shah is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda and a graduate of Harrisburg Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colon cancer, breast cancer, and lymphoma. Dr. Rice is affiliated with WellSpan Medical Group and WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Rice accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Capital BlueCross, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Her areas of expertise include lung cancer, second opinions, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital. Dr. Khair obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Khair is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 pediatric surgeon, anesthesiologist, and vascular surgeon in Gettysburg, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colposcopy, and thyroid problems. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKee's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellSpan Gettysburg Hospital and WellSpan Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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.

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