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

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

Dr. Daniel Connell's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Connell has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Connell graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Dr. Richard Altman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Altman's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Altman at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Capital BlueCross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman takes. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Dale Rosenberg works as a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Rosenberg is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. David Smith is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Christiana Hospital. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mehul Lalani's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lalani include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Lalani performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lalani is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Elkin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Elkin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Elkin's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elkin's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Forde takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Forde completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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)

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

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hoteit honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Clifford Lomboy is an adult gastroenterologist. In Dr. Lomboy's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Lomboy honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alexandra Gibas specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibas include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gibas has an open panel. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at New York Hospital.

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

Dr. Carl Colton's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Colton focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Colton attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Colton's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ben G Lazarus, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Ben Lazarus' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Lazarus focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lazarus honors. Dr. Lazarus graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Dale Whitebloom is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Whitebloom include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Whitebloom attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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

Dr. Christine Hsu's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Her areas of expertise include the following: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver tumor, and encephalopathy. Dr. Hsu is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Before performing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Hsu attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

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

Dr. Kuchikula Reddy's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Reddy's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at Misericordia Hospital, New York. Dr. Reddy 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. Vandana Khungar, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Vandana Khungar sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal varices, hepatitis, and liver tumor. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Khungar studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Khungar trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for her residency. She is 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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