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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's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dipalma is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Dipalma is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Dipalma trained 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Prout include obesity, growth problems, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Prout trained at Baystate Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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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 specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include growth problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Baldassano is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Baldassano has received professional recognition including the following: Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; Blockley-Osler Award; and Pediatric Resident Teaching Honor Roll.

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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' medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stallings include nutrition issues. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stallings accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise consist of obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Reading Health System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Diamond's areas of expertise include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Diamond completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Diamond has received include NIH Loan Repayment Program and Travel award for AGA fellows' training conference.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver tumor. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rand honors. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. Andrew Grossman is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Grossman's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grossman include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Grossman has received distinctions including 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. He is professionally 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. Diane Barsky, who practices in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. Dr. Barsky is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Barsky attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children".

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. In her practice, Dr. Khan focuses on obesity and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Khan is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 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.

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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. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Sreedharan takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sreedharan include: 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. Dr. Sreedharan is 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mascarenhas is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College and residency at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Mascarenhas's distinctions include: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition; and Best Doctors in America. 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. Kristin Fiorino is a pediatric gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Fiorino's clinical interests: growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Fiorino has received professional recognition including the following: Magna Cum Laude; Edward J. Boustein Distinguished Scholar; and Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Wen include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Texas Children's Hospital. Her distinctions include: 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program 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. Dr. Ryan takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ryan include: 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.