We found 42 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Compass near Media, PA.

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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
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)

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
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
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)

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)

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Giancarlo Mercogliano's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, esophageal manometry, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Mercogliano is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Lankenau Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Mercogliano has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Esophageal Manometry, Hiatal Hernia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Newman practices adult gastroenterology in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Newman graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Newman has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. His practice is open to 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, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yolanda Denise Heman-Ackah, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Yolanda Heman-Ackah, who practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Heman-Ackah's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Clinical interests for Dr. Heman-Ackah include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Heman-Ackah speaks French. Her professional affiliations include Crozer-Keystone Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Heman-Ackah has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Deviated Septum, Sleep Problems, Hoarseness, Stroboscopy, Tracheostomy, Sinus ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
One Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 241
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Mary Patton practices general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Chester, PA, Upland, PA, and Glen Mills, PA. She has a special interest in sigmoidoscopy, breast cancer surgery, and gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patton accepts. Dr. Patton is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Her distinctions include: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Patton's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Colectomy, Burns, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Health Center 3, Suite 3411
Media, PA
 

Dr. Hassan Vakil's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Vakil completed his residency training at Allegheny General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vakil has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in General Surgery, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, small intestine disorders, colon problems

All Interests: Breast Issues, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. David Avery Bottger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 230
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. David Bottger works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Newtown Square, PA and Havertown, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Temple University Hospital, Episcopal Campus, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bottger include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Bottger has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Plastic Surgery, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Phoenixville Hospital, and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Bottger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
196 West Sproul Road, Medical Office Pavilion; Suite 106
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Raymond Vivacqua is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Newtown Square, PA. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Vivacqua is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Oncology, Main Line Today and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Vivacqua's professional affiliations include Associates in Hematology/Oncology, Riddle Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Biopsy, Cancer Prevention, Colon Problems, Sarcoma, Bone Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Michael Ardito, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
3855 West Chester Pike; Suite 245, Pinnacle Ent Associates, Head & Neck Division - Newtown .
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Ardito specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Paoli, PA and Newtown Square, PA. His areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and asthma. His professional affiliations include Main Line Health and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Ardito attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ardito honors. Dr. Ardito's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hoarseness, Otoplasty, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kenneth John Boyd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1088 W Baltimore Pike; Suite 2101
Media, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Boyd's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyd include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Boyd's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital, Chester County Hospital, and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Boyd is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. For his professional training, Dr. Boyd completed residency programs at Greater Baltimore Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor" in Colon and Rectal Surgery and Philadelphia magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Lee Wolk, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
2000 Sproul Road; Suite 300
Broomall, PA
 

Dr. Daniel Wolk practices family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). Patient ratings for Dr. Wolk average 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wolk's clinical interests: diarrhea, pneumonia, and edema (swelling from fluid retention). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Wolk attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wolk's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, hemorrhoids, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Tinnitus, Edema, Toenail Fungus, Gastritis, Hoarseness, Pneumonia, Acid Reflux, Surgical ... (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.