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We found 37 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AmeriHealth HMO near Philadelphia, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, NJ
 

Dr. Richard Gambescia is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gambescia include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Gambescia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Gambescia attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He speaks Italian.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Elfant's professional affiliations include The Memorial Hospital of Salem County and Cooper University Health Care. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Cooper University Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elfant is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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, 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 is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Ackerman's areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital. 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, 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)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
817 Federal Street
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Auguste Turnier practices adult gastroenterology in Voorhees, NJ and Camden, NJ. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turnier accepts. Dr. Turnier attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cooper University Hospital.

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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, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

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

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

Dr. Ann Fahey is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fahey include tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), dermabrasion, and spider veins. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fahey obtained her medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital and Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Fahey has received the following distinctions: South Jersey Magazine; "Top Children's Physician" 2012 "Reader's Choice"; and "Top Physicians for Women". In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Deviated Septum, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kevin Callahan sees patients in Cherry Hill, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Camden, NJ. His medical specialties are adult hematology and adult oncology. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, throat cancer, and sinus cancer. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Callahan honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Callahan's medical residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received distinctions including Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Alexandre Hageboutros is a specialist in adult hematology and adult oncology. He works in Voorhees, NJ, Willingboro, NJ, and Camden, NJ. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital, Dr. Hageboutros attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hageboutros has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly; Top Doctor, South Jersey Magazine; and Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine. Dr. Hageboutros (or staff) speaks Lebanese and French. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care.

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

Dr. Tasos Aslanidis is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Aslanidis a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include otosclerosis, ear pain, and thyroid surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Aslanidis is conversant in Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Methodist Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Roth's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Roth 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. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. He welcomes 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. Kimberly Irene Rozengarten, MPH, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 104
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Rozengarten's specialty is general internal medicine. These areas are among Dr. Rozengarten's clinical interests: cardiac risk reduction, tinnitus, and headache. She is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rozengarten trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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)

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

Dr. Carlos Madamba practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bergen Regional Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Madamba's clinical interests: bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Penn Medicine, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees 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, Eyelid Problems, Bone Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, Dr. Zaontz attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zaontz honors. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; and Top Rated Physicians in America. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in family medicine. His clinical interests include warts, cardiac risk reduction, and carpal tunnel surgery. Patients gave Dr. Bromley an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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). Dr. Bromley's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Packer's clinical interests include kidney stones, hernia surgery, and genitourinary reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and QualCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Packer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Bufalino works as a diagnostic radiologist in Voorhees, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, and Turnersville, NJ. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, bone scan, and myelogram (spinal cord imaging). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Bufalino performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He is affiliated with South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Bufalino welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems

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

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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
6650 Browning Road
Pennsauken, NJ
 

Dr. John Harding practices diagnostic radiology. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and bone scan. Dr. Harding is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Jersey Radiology Associates (SJRA) and Inspira Medical Center Woodbury. Dr. Harding is open to 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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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.