We found 37 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver HMO near Glen Mills, PA.

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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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Laborda's areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Laborda's practice 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)

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 is a gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. McKenna attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. McKenna takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Chris Liacouras works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Liacouras's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liacouras honors. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Liacouras attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including Cystic Fibrosis Grant for Clinical Medicine; Harvard Anatomy Award; and Delaware Valley Academic Award. Dr. Liacouras 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
210 Willowbrook Lane
West Chester, PA
 

Dr. Kuchikala Reddy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Dr. Reddy is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Misericordia Hospital, New York for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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

Dr. Janice Kelly's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kelly's clinical interests include growth problems, celiac disease, and vomiting. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Best Docs; Main Line Today Magazine; and Great Docs for Kids, Main Line Today Magazine.

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

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Kennedy 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)

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

Dr. Jacques Khoury's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Dr. Khoury performed his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Khoury's practice is open to 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, who practices in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Maqbool attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training 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 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Semeao's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Semeao has received professional recognition including the following: Pediatric Scholar, University of Connecticut, School of Medicine; Family Medicine Student Fellowship; and Summa Cum Laude Graduate.

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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)

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

Dr. Hassan Vakil is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Vakil honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. His practice 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vivacqua honors. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Vivacqua has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vivacqua's 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. 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, Dr. Boyd completed his residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Boyd has received include "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. 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)

Dr. Joseph M 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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ardito graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient ratings for Dr. Ardito average 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ardito honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic ... (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 specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He works in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bottger accepts. Dr. Bottger is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Bottger's 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)

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

Dr. Mary Patton, who practices in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In Dr. Patton's practice, she is particularly interested in sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Peter A Mattei, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Peter Mattei is a pediatric surgery specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Glen Mills, PA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Mattei's training includes residency programs at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is especially interested in cancer surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Humanitarian of the Year presented by the Columbus Forum, Lodge; and The Sons of Italy, Philadelphia. Dr. Mattei is professionally affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery 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.

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