We found 20 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicaid near Lancaster, PA.

Dr. Daniel C Connell Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Connell, who practices in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Connell include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Connell honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Connell's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Dale Jay Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Dale Rosenberg's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rosenberg completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosenberg welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Richard Slee Altman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Richard Altman practices adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Altman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Altman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Capital BlueCross. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Alexandra Lynn Gibas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Alexandra Gibas' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In her practice, Dr. Gibas focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Gibas is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Hospital.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Carl Goro Colton, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Carl Colton practices adult gastroenterology in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. In his practice, Dr. Colton focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Colton is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Colton is open to new patients.

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Dr. Clifford Trinidad Lomboy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Clifford Lomboy is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata 1, PA, and Ephrata, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Lomboy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lomboy takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Lomboy welcomes new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before performing his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Hoteit attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Dr. Hoteit takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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. David Marshall Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. David Smith's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at Christiana Hospital, Dr. Smith attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Endoscopy

Dr. Mehul Jay Lalani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Mehul Lalani is an adult gastroenterologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lalani attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Lalani's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

Dr. Richard Joel Elkin, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Richard Elkin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elkin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elkin is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Dale Whitebloom, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Dale Whitebloom specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Whitebloom focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Whitebloom accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Whitebloom trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Forde include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Forde is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Kuchikala Reddy practices adult gastroenterology in West Chester, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and Lancaster, PA. He graduated from Osmania Medical College and then he performed his residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. Dr. Reddy's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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 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. Ben G Lazarus, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Ben Lazarus works as an adult gastroenterologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lazarus's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lazarus honors. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Christine Cho-Shing Hsu, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Christine Hsu is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver tumor, and encephalopathy. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Transplant Procedures, Stenosis, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Vandana Khungar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Vandana Khungar is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khungar include esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver tumor. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, Dr. Khungar completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Khungar is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver ... (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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