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We found 40 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Joan Solowey Dipalma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
1015 Chestnut Street; Suite 601
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joan Dipalma specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dipalma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Dipalma graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Prout's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Prout has indicated that her clinical interests include obesity, growth problems, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Prout is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Baystate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Vitamin D Deficiency, Nutrition Issues, Diabetes, Obesity, Growth Problems, Laparoscopic Sleeve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
34th Street & Civic Center Boulevard; Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Baldassano's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Baldassano's clinical interests include growth problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldassano takes. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Baldassano attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Baldassano has received professional recognition including the following: Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; Blockley-Osler Award; and Pediatric Resident Teaching Honor Roll. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Virginia Stallings works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Stallings graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her clinical interests encompass nutrition issues. She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Anna dePlanter Bowes Award, Pennsylvania Dietetic Association; David Rall Medal, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences; and Samuel Foman Nutrition Award, American Academy of Pediatrics2006, Circulation. Dr. Stallings is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Illness

Dr. David A Blanco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Erie Avenue at Fron St - Scpa Gastroenterology; Nelson Pavilion Suite 2045
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Blanco is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA, West Reading, PA, and Yardley, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Blanco is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. Dr. Blanco is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Reading Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco accepts. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gayle Diamond is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Diamond completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Diamond include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her distinctions include: NIH Loan Repayment Program and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Grossman is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Grossman has received include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Pediatric Residency Faculty Honor Roll; South Jersey Magazine "Top Children's Physicians"; and Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Fellow Teaching Award.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
324th South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Rand practices pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rand include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver tumor. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rand accepts. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Liver Tumor, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Diane Barsky works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Barsky graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children". She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Growth Problems, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Obesity, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Saba Khan is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine, Dr. Khan performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include obesity and nutrition issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Khan has received include Appletree Prize for Poetry and 1st Prize at The United Nations Schools Public Speaking Competition, London, UK. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Obesity

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Raman Sreedharan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Sreedharan include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sreedharan attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram for medical school and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Sreedharan has received distinctions including Award in recognition for contribution as a published author to the health science literature during; by Nemours - A.I. duPont Hospital for Children; and Award for Best Case Presentation in Pediatric Clinical Club at Medical College Trivandrum, India. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maria Mascarenhas' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mascarenhas include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mascarenhas is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Mascarenhas attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition; and Best Doctors in America.

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Clinical interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Fiorino sees patients in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiorino include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. Dr. Fiorino is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received distinctions including Magna Cum Laude; Edward J. Boustein Distinguished Scholar; and Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jessica Wen's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Wen accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Wen is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Children's Hospital's residency program. She has received distinctions including Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; the University of Pennsylvania Master of Translational Research Fellowship; and Studies of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) Annual Meeting Young Faculty Travel Award.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Liver Tumor, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Allergies, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Ryan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Ryan's areas of expertise include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He has received the following distinctions: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.