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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 an adult gastroenterologist in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. His clinical interests include 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. Dr. Connell graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Connell completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg honors. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes 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's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Altman include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He takes PPHN, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Capital BlueCross, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Altman is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York Hospital. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. Dr. Gibas is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Gibas has an open panel.

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

Dr. Carl Colton specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. In his practice, Dr. Colton focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Colton completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Colton welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Clifford Lomboy is a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lomboy attended Temple University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lomboy is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Smith specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Smith honors United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at Christiana Hospital.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Lalani attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Lalani takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel.

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All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders

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

Dr. Richard Elkin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elkin has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elkin honors. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Elkin's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Dale Whitebloom's specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Whitebloom focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. 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 an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Whitebloom's 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 and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. 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. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Lazarus is open to 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.