We found 35 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Lancaster, PA.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Johnston focuses on esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Johnston performed his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. He has received distinctions including Navy Commendation Medal, United States Navy; Navy Achievement Medal, United States Navy; and Meritorious Service Medal, United States Navy. He is professionally 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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Connell accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Connell's training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Horwhat include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horwhat is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Madigan Army Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Rosenberg focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Rosenberg welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hoteit 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. Alexandra Lynn Gibas, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
690 Good Drive
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Alexandra Gibas is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Gibas include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before completing her residency at New York Hospital, Dr. Gibas attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Carl Colton's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Colton's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colton is open to new patients.

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Dr. Attila George Devenyi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2106 Harrisburg Pike; Suite 22
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Attila Devenyi is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Lancaster, PA. Dr. Devenyi studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Devenyi honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Christopher Eric Shih, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
2104 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 300; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Shih is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist in Ephrata, PA and Lancaster, PA. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shih include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shih is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He 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 is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Forde takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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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 Ti Chen, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Steve Chen specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and hepatitis. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health.

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

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

Dr. Clifford Lomboy practices adult gastroenterology in Lancaster, PA, Ephrata 1, PA, and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Lomboy studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lomboy include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Lomboy is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. David Smith's 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Smith graduated from East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and then he 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Lalani's clinical interests: gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and hepatobiliary disorders. He is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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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). Dr. Elkin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Elkin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, PPHN, and United Healthcare Navigate. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ameet N Parikh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2112 Harrisburg Pike, Suite 202; Po Box 3200
Lancaster, PA
 

Dr. Ameet Parikh practices adult gastroenterology in Lancaster, PA and Ephrata, PA. Dr. Parikh is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is affiliated with Lancaster General Health. Dr. Parikh is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Parikh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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

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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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