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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 practices adult gastroenterology in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Altman's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Altman completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Altman accepts PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connell takes. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Connell attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Connell is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Dale Rosenberg is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Rosenberg attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Rosenberg's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Clifford Lomboy is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata 1, PA, and Ephrata, PA. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Lomboy completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lomboy's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Alexandra Gibas works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at New York Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gibas include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Gibas's professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Carl Colton sees patients in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Colton is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. His practice is open to new patients. 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. David Marshall Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. David Smith's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. Dr. Smith accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at Christiana Hospital. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to 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. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Lalani honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Lalani's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Elkin studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elkin'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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Dr. Ben G Lazarus, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Ben Lazarus specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Lazarus studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lazarus 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Whitebloom completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Whitebloom has an open panel.

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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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