We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept PPHN near Lancaster, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Connell is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Connell accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Connell's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Dale Rosenberg specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Rosenberg focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Rosenberg welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Richard Altman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Altman is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Altman's training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Altman's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Alexandra Gibas is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibas include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital, Dr. Gibas attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Carl Colton's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Colton's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colton is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. David Smith's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Smith graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Christiana Hospital.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Richard Elkin's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elkin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Elkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elkin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Dale Whitebloom is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Whitebloom has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Whitebloom is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Clifford Lomboy practices adult gastroenterology in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata 1, PA, and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Lomboy studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lomboy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lomboy is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Mehul Lalani's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Lalani's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Ben Lazarus is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lazarus honors. Dr. Lazarus attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lazarus's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is accepting new patients.

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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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