We found 36 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Glen Mills, PA.

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Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. McKenna's clinical interests: diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McKenna completed Dr. McKenna's residency training at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenna's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar E Laborda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Oscar Laborda's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Laborda trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Laborda include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Laborda takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, celiac disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
210 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kuchikula Reddy specializes in adult gastroenterology. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Dr. Reddy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kennedy's distinctions include: Pediatric GI/Nutrition T32 Trainee and Dean's list, Cornell University. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Janice A Kelly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Janice Kelly's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kelly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly has received distinctions including Main Line Today Magazine Top Doctors; Best Docs; and Main Line Today Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Chris A Liacouras, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Chris Liacouras' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Liacouras average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Liacouras has received include Cystic Fibrosis Grant for Clinical Medicine; Harvard Anatomy Award; and Delaware Valley Academic Award. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, small bowel atresia, diarrhea, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury works as an adult gastroenterologist. Dr. Khoury's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury honors. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Khoury welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asim Maqbool, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Dr. Maqbool's areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maqbool include: Fellow's Faculty Teaching Award, Nutrition. Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; Fellow Faculty Honor Role, Nutrition. Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition; and Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Maqbool is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, vomiting, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

Dr. Edisio J Semeao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Semeao include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Semeao takes. Dr. Semeao graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Semeao completed a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, Hirschsprung disease, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Media, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Vakil include abdominal surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vakil accepts. Before performing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Vakil attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Vakil is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite G3
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Vivacqua attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Biopsy, Cancer Prevention, Colon Problems, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Bottger is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bottger attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bottger include: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today and RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth J Boyd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Boyd is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Boyd's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boyd include: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Boyd is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Shirley Shiiuh-Leei Shih, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Shirley Shih is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Shih's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Shih is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite G4
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Michael Mikhail is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), and ovarian cancer. Dr. Mikhail accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad. Dr. Mikhail has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today. He speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Chemotherapy, Hormone Therapy, Lung ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
300 Evergreen Drive; Suite 320
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine); she sees patients in Chester, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. Dr. Patton studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Her clinical interests include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Skin Cancer, Gallbladder ... (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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