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We found 39 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Glen Mills, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Health Center 2, Suite 2302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Vikas Khurana is a gastroenterologist in Upper Darby, PA and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), capsule endoscopy, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Khurana honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khurana's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ERCP

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
210 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kuchikala Reddy's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reddy include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York, Dr. Reddy attended Osmania Medical College for medical school. Dr. Reddy's distinctions include: 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Oscar E Laborda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 2, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Oscar Laborda is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Laborda's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Laborda trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laborda's office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for her residency. Dr. Kennedy's areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Janice Kelly works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Exton, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Her areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Kelly accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Best Docs; Main Line Today Magazine; and Great Docs for Kids, Main Line Today Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

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

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

Dr. Jacques Khoury is an adult gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Khoury attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khoury accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khoury's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. McKenna is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For Dr. McKenna's residency, Dr. McKenna trained at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna welcomes 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Edisio Semeao is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Semeao attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for residency. He has received distinctions including Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate. Dr. Semeao is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Chris Liacouras is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Liacouras at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Liacouras trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Liacouras's distinctions include: Cystic Fibrosis Grant for Clinical Medicine; Harvard Anatomy Award; and Delaware Valley Academic Award.

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

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Asim Maqbool is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maqbool include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. His distinctions include: Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll. Dr. Maqbool is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, vomiting, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

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

Dr. Mary Patton is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Patton attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Patton has received include "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hassan Vakil is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vakil accepts. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting 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, Heart ... (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 sees patients in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bottger is rated highly by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Bottger attended Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist. He is affiliated with Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Vivacqua's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Vivacqua has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito, who practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Ardito is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ardito include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ardito has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kenneth Boyd's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. 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. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Boyd honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. Dr. Boyd is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He 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)

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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.