We found 63 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Open Access HMO near Media, PA.

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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Dipalma attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Dipalma is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Monica Zeitz works as an adult gastroenterologist in Media, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Upland, PA. Her areas of expertise include anemia, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Zeitz honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today (.). In addition to English, Dr. Zeitz speaks Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

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

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

Dr. Vikas Khurana is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), capsule endoscopy, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khurana attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Khurana's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Abraham accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with 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, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Fink include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fink takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink is accepting 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; Acp #231
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Joyann Kroser is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. 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. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kroser has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. Dr. Kroser is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Fishman include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fishman honors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has a closed panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Ingram Roberts is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Drexel Hill, PA, Havertown, PA, and Upland, PA. He is especially interested in colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Roberts completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roberts include: 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 professionally 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)

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

Dr. Oscar Laborda is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Media, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laborda include barrett's esophagus, peptic ulcer, and celiac disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laborda honors. His residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Presbyterian Hospital, and Boston VA Medical Center. Dr. Laborda is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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
One Medical Center Boulevard; Ambulatory Care Pavilion, Suite 531
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Michael Farber's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Farber's medical residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Farber include inflammatory bowel disease. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farber takes. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Farber is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is a gastroenterologist in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Before completing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Zitin attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Zitin's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zitin's office for an appointment.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gilman include celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilman is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. Dr. Gilman 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
1088 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Ii, Suite 2407
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jacques Khoury is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. These areas are among Dr. Khoury's clinical interests: diverticular disease, peptic ulcer, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital. He is a graduate of Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoury's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Steven Nussbaum is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colonoscopy. Dr. Nussbaum accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Nussbaum has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKenna include diverticular disease, barrett's esophagus, and celiac disease. Dr. McKenna honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKenna is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. Dr. McKenna is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. McKenna welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. Before completing his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His distinctions include: Commendation for excellent teaching, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA; Member, Sigma Sigma Phi Honors Fraternity; and PCOM Class Gift Scholarship.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gastrointestinal Problems

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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.