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

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

Dr. Daniel Connell is a gastroenterologist in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. In Dr. Connell's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Connell's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dale Rosenberg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Rosenberg is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Rosenberg attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Richard Slee Altman Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2104 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 300
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Richard Altman works as an adult gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Altman's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Altman performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alexandra Gibas' specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Gibas honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed her residency at New York Hospital. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gibas's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Carl Colton works as an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Colton include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Colton is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Colton has an open panel. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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

Dr. Clifford Lomboy's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lomboy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lomboy's practice 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Smith honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at Christiana Hospital.

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Dr. Mehul Jay Lalani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2104 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 300
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Mehul Lalani is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He 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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Elkin honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Dale Whitebloom works as an adult gastroenterologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Whitebloom is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Whitebloom's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice 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. Dr. Lazarus has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Lazarus is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.