We found 36 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Lancaster, PA.

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Dr. Christopher Eric Shih, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Shih is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). He works in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Shih attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Shih average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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Dr. Mark Harold Johnston, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Mark Johnston's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Johnston is especially interested in esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Johnston include: Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy; Navy Achievement Medal, United States Navy; and Meritorious Service Medal, United States Navy. He is affiliated with National Naval Medical Center and Lancaster General Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

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

Dr. Daniel Connell is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Connell include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Connell attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He 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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Dr. John David Horwhat, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. John Horwhat's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horwhat include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Horwhat attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Western Maryland Health System and Lancaster General Health.

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

Dr. Dale Rosenberg is a gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosenberg include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Rosenberg is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Thomas Raymond Foley, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. T. Foley works as a gastroenterologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Foley is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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Dr. Paul David Allegretti, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Paul Allegretti sees patients in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Allegretti's clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allegretti takes. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Allegretti completed a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Allegretti is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Forde include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Forde attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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Dr. Steve T Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Steve Chen's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Chen attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer

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Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
554 North Duke Street; Comprehensive Care Center, 3rd Floor
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Hoteit's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoteit honors. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hoteit's residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

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

Dr. Clifford Lomboy practices 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. Lomboy's education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lomboy honors. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alexandra Gibas is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Gibas has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York Hospital. Dr. Gibas is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Carl Colton practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Colton is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Colton welcomes new patients. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal surgery, and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Before performing his residency at Christiana Hospital, Dr. Smith attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lalani's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Lalani honors 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elkin include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elkin accepts. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes 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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