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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 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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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. In Dr. Prout's practice, she is particularly interested in obesity, growth problems, and nutrition issues. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency 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 medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include growth problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Baldassano is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Baldassano attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Baldassano takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baldassano include: 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. She is especially interested in nutrition issues. Dr. Stallings is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Stallings accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as 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.

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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 specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Philadelphia, PA, West Reading, PA, and Yardley, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blanco has a special interest in obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Reading Health System. Dr. Blanco honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Highmark, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed 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. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, malnutrition, and obesity. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Diamond is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Diamond 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 pediatric gastroenterologist. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Kennedy 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
324th South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Rand works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Rand's clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver tumor. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rand attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rand has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. She is 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. Andrew Grossman is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Grossman include achalasia, celiac disease, and malnutrition. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grossman obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. 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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barsky takes. She graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Barsky's medical residency was performed at Jacobi Medical Center. She has received distinctions including 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 pediatric gastroenterology specialist. She is especially interested in obesity and nutrition issues. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine and a graduate of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Khan has received the following distinctions: 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 is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Sreedharan include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and malnutrition. Dr. Sreedharan is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sreedharan takes. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sreedharan has received 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.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Mascarenhas include cystic fibrosis (CF), celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Mascarenhas honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore University, and St. John's Medical College. She trained at Texas Children's Hospital for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mascarenhas include: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; "South Jersey Top Docs" - Pediatric Nutrition; and Best Doctors in America. She 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. Kristin Fiorino's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fiorino accepts. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her distinctions include: Magna Cum Laude; Edward J. Boustein Distinguished Scholar; and Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar. Dr. Fiorino 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wen include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Wen is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Texas Children's Hospital. Dr. Wen is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. His clinical interests include alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, gallbladder problems, and liver disease. Dr. Ryan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His distinctions include: CDHNF Young Investigator's Development Award; 2nd place Komorov Competition-basic science; and NIH Loan Repayment Program. Dr. Ryan is professionally 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.