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We found 8 gastroenterologists who accept Aetna PinnacleHealth Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible near Hershey, PA.

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Dr. William Joseph Wenner Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. William Wenner specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wenner accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Dr. Chandran Paul Alexander, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Chandran Alexander is a Hershey, PA physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After attending Christian Medical College, Vellore for medical school, Dr. Alexander completed his residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors.

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Dr. Punit Narayan Jhaveri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive; H-085
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Punit Jhaveri specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Jhaveri attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Jhaveri accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Dr. Marc Evan Schaefer, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Marc Schaefer is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Hershey, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schaefer include inflammatory bowel disease. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Douglas Grant Field, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Field's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Field include inflammatory bowel disease, esophagitis, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Field takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Feeding Disorders, Esophagitis, Swallowing Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. A.Craig Craig Hillemeier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. A.Craig Hillemeier, who practices in Hershey, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Hillemeier accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Dr. Tolulope Olubukola Falaiye, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 University Drive; Mail Code H085 Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Peds Gi
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Tolulope Falaiye is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Hershey, PA. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Falaiye completed her residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falaiye accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Penn State Children S Hospital; Hershey Medical Center
Hershey, PA
 

Dr. Muhammad Qureshi works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qureshi honors.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.