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We found 62 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Media, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 East State Street; Suite 100
Media, PA
 

Dr. Monica Zeitz's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeitz include anemia, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colorectal cancer screening. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeitz studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Zeitz has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today (.). She is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Zeitz is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Small Intestine Disorders, Upper Endoscopy, Liver Disease, Anemia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joan Solowey Dipalma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joan Dipalma works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric nutrition specialist. Dr. Dipalma has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Dipalma is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Acp #231
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Joyann Kroser is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Upland, PA and Glen Mills, PA. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Kroser is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Upper Endoscopy, Colon Cancer, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Health Center 2, Suite 2302
Media, PA
 

Dr. Vikas Khurana is an adult gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khurana's clinical interests include capsule endoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), and upper endoscopy (EGD). Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khurana takes. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Sheeja K Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Sheeja Abraham is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatric nutrition specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abraham include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Abraham attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Abraham's professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 231
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Ingram Roberts is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Roberts has received distinctions including American College of Physician Executives Award of Academic Achievement; Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital; and "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Malabsorption, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Fink's areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fink honors. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fink is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
One Medical Center Boulevard; Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Suite 531
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Michael Farber is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Farber is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Farber's residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital. He takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is not currently accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar E Laborda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Oscar Laborda works as an adult gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. Dr. Laborda takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Laborda's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, celiac disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zitin include esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. Dr. Zitin honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Zitin attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Zitin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Philip Gilman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Gilman's clinical interests: celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy (EGD). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Steven Nussbaum is a gastroenterologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colonoscopy. Dr. Nussbaum is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. For his residency, Dr. Nussbaum trained at George Washington University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nussbaum has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Thomas J Mc Kenna, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 250
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Thomas McKenna is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Thomas McKenna works in Bryn Mawr, PA and Newtown Square, PA. Dr. McKenna's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. McKenna welcomes new patients. Dr. McKenna obtained Dr. McKenna's medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed Dr. McKenna's residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1 Medical Center Boulevard; Acp #231
Chester, PA
 

Dr. Michael Davis practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Davis is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Commendation for excellent teaching, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; Member, Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Fraternity; and PCOM Class Gift Scholarship. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury, who practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Khoury attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Khoury is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

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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.