We found 10 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AmeriHealth HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman practices adult gastroenterology in Camden, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Haddonfield, NJ. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ackerman honors. Dr. Ackerman graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Ackerman 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. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
2 Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Camden, NJ. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Callahan performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Callahan 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Physicians and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz works as a pediatric urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include phimosis, varicocele, and microsurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zaontz takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers for residency. Dr. Zaontz has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. He is affiliated with Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Phimosis, Varicocele, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical ... (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 medical specialty is adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Madamba include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Madamba's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Madamba trained at Bergen Regional Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aslanidis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: otosclerosis, nasal congestion (stuffy nose), and ear pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Marlton Hospital, Kennedy Health System, and Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis is conversant in Greek.

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

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

Specializes in Urology
1000 E Atlantic Avenue
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Packer's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Packer's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Packer is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in Urology
5 East; 3509 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roth has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Abington Health, Lankenau Medical Center, and Temple University Hospital (TUH). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He is open to new patients. Dr. Roth obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Specializes in General Internal Medicine
2601 E Allegheny Avenue; Suite 1
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lisa Dructor is a physician who specializes in general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dructor include syncope (fainting), headache, and eczema. She is affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital and Associates in Internal Medicine. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, vomiting, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

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

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Edward Podgorski is a diagnostic radiologist. Dr. Podgorski attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Bryn Mawr Hospital for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

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

Specializes in General Pediatrics
1233 Locust Street; Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kelly Dzialo works as a pediatrician. Her areas of expertise include the following: bulimia, warts, and cardiac risk reduction. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, Dr. Dzialo completed her residency training at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), vomiting, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Warts, Ankle Sprain, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Eczema, Eating Disorders, Cellulitis, ... (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.

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