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We found 135 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HealthPartners near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. John Patrick Lynch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
415 Curie Boulevard; 600 Crb
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Lynch's specialties are family medicine, public health & general preventive medicine, and adult gastroenterology. He practices in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Lynch honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Dr. Lynch trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Kashyap V Panganamamula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula is an adult gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to English, Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Panganamamula include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Panganamamula completed residency programs at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Panganamamula takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Roth Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lichtenstein include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lichtenstein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Lichtenstein attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lichtenstein has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Faten Nureddin Aberra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Faten Aberra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Aberra include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is rated highly by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aberra is conversant in Tigrinya. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for 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), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Immanuel King Hang Ho, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Immanuel Ho works as an adult gastroenterologist. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ho include diarrhea, interventional endoscopy, and polypectomy (polyp removal). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2013-2016 and Recognized by Main Line Magazine 's Pennsylvania's Top Doctors 2009-2014. In addition to English, Dr. Ho speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal cancer, ulcerative colitis, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Ginsberg include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg's professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ginsberg completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014.

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Pcam, South Pavilion; Floor 4
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk is an adult gastroenterology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Falk's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Falk attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. His distinctions include: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Eosinophilic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kuchikulla Rajender Reddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kuchikala Reddy is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. Dr. Reddy's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy takes. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Misericordia Hospital, New York. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Reddy has received include Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

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

All Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
1 Convention Avenue; 9 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman practices gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among Dr. Kochman's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kochman's distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016.

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Forde is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Forde attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency.

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

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad is an adult gastroenterologist. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad takes. Dr. Ahmad attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Lesley Kerner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
230 West Washington Square; Farm Journal Building, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Caroline Kerner is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Philadelphia, PA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Kerner is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kerner attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Anil Kumar Rustgi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Anil Rustgi specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, and rectal cancer. Dr. Rustgi's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Rustgi completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard, South Pavilion; 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Jaffe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Jaffe completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized by Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue, 2015-2016.

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Osterman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Osterman is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (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.