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

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

Dr. Richard Altman's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Altman's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Capital BlueCross, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Altman's 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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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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

Dr. Daniel Connell works as an adult gastroenterologist in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Connell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Connell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. His 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rosenberg is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Alexandra Gibas sees patients in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Her medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Gibas is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Gibas welcomes new patients. She graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gibas completed a residency program at New York Hospital.

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

Dr. Carl Colton is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Colton obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colton 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elkin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata 1, PA, and Ephrata, PA. In his practice, Dr. Lomboy focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lomboy is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's medical 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. After attending East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Christiana Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Mehul Lalani sees patients in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lalani's areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lalani accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lalani studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Whitebloom's 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Lazarus is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lazarus has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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.