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 practices adult gastroenterology in Media, PA. His areas of expertise include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Laborda accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Laborda's training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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. Kuchikala Reddy is an adult gastroenterology specialist in West Chester, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Lancaster, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy accepts. Dr. Reddy obtained his medical school training at Osmania Medical College and performed his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Reddy 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. Dr. Reddy is 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. Melissa Ann Crawford, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
819 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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 practices adult gastroenterology in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. Dr. Khoury attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school and subsequently trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khoury accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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. Janice Ann 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 is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Kelly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kelly is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kelly 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. 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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. McKenna performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Edisio Semeao practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chalfont, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Semeao include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis A. Dr. Semeao is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Chris Liacouras is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Liacouras is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Liacouras attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Cystic Fibrosis Grant for Clinical Medicine; Harvard Anatomy Award; and Delaware Valley Academic Award. He is 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)

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

Dr. Asim Maqbool is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Glen Mills, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Maqbool is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Children's Hospital of Michigan's residency program. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His distinctions include: Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Fellow Faculty Honor Roll.

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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)

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). Clinical interests for Dr. Patton include sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Dr. Patton takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Patton attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Patton's practice is open to 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. 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 works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, psoriasis, and deviated septum. Dr. Bottger is professionally affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Bottger is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. Dr. Bottger welcomes 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 Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
500 Evergreen Drive; Suite G3
Glen Mills, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua sees patients in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. His medical specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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 professional affiliations include 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. 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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ardito 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 attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ardito accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vakil's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Vakil has received the following distinction: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today.

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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. 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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Media, PA and West Chester, PA. These areas are among Dr. Boyd's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Boyd has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Samir Nalin Parikh, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W. Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Samir Parikh is a colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Parikh include sigmoidoscopy, rectal cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Parikh accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at York Hospital, Dr. Parikh attended medical school at Albany Medical College. He has received the distinction of Published research in Radiation Proctitis.

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Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, hemorrhoids, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colectomy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (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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