We found 33 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AmeriHealth HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Richard Alan Gambescia, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Gambescia's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Gambescia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Gambescia attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He speaks Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Ben Elfant, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Adam Elfant is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Elfant is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elfant's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elfant accepts. Dr. Elfant attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Cooper University Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman practices adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman's residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ann Leilani Fahey, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3 Cooper Plaza; Suite 411
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Ann Fahey is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Camden, NJ and Voorhees, NJ. She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fahey include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and spider veins. Dr. Fahey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Children's Physician" 2012 "Reader's Choice"; and "Top Physicians for Women". She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fahey's professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery, Implant-Based Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan practices adult hematology and adult oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Callahan include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Callahan obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Callahan is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1841 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis' areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis's clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aslanidis speaks Greek. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing)

All Interests: Ear Pain, Nasal Congestion, Deviated Septum, Dizziness, Endoscopic Surgery, Nose Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexandre Hageboutros, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Alexandre Hageboutros is an adult hematologist and adult oncologist. Dr. Hageboutros (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lebanese and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Hageboutros include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Hageboutros graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His residency was performed at Cooper University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly; Top Doctor, South Jersey Magazine; and Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Immunotherapy, Rectal Problems, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
5 East; 3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Roth attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Roth trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos San Pedro Madamba, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Carlos Madamba's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Madamba takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Madamba completed his residency training at Bergen Regional Medical Center. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
34th & Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz specializes in pediatric urology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Zaontz's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Zaontz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
726 S White Horse Pike; Suite 2
Audubon, NJ
 

Dr. William Bromley practices family medicine in Audubon, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Bromley is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, cardiac risk reduction, and carpal tunnel surgery. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bromley accepts. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ).

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Relevant Interests: , peptic ulcer, vomiting, hemorrhoids, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Gordon Packer, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Packer's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. His clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. Dr. Packer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Microsurgery, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Urinary Incontinence, Kidney Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Irene Rozengarten, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Cherry Hill, NJ and Camden, NJ. Dr. Rozengarten's areas of expertise include the following: cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cellulitis, Conjunctivitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Edema, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. John Harding is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Harding include gastrointestinal bleeding, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and bone scan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Harding is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Bone Density Test, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Family Medicine
600 Atlantic Avenue
Collingswood, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Stagliano's area of specialization is family medicine. Dr. Stagliano's areas of expertise include warts, ankle sprain, and sports health. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Stagliano attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Stagliano a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach problems, celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Diabetes Management, Rheumatoid ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. James Elder is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elder include gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). Dr. Elder is affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Bone Density Test, PET Scan, Heart Problems, Liver Disease, Lung ... (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.