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We found 123 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Joan Solowey Dipalma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
3855 West Chester Pike; Mlh Center In Newtown Square, Suite 280
Newtown Square, PA
 

Dr. Joan Dipalma's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dipalma is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is not currently accepting new patients. Dr. Dipalma is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Dipalma trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo is an adult gastroenterologist in Bryn Mawr, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collazzo include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Collazzo graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Collazzo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheeja K Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Sheeja Abraham's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. Her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Abraham attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Abraham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink is an adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology specialist in Malvern, PA, Havertown, PA, and Wynnewood, PA. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fink is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fink completed a residency program at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fink is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

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Dr. James Charles Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. James Reynolds is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Reynolds is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Reynolds has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, achalasia, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon problems, colon polyps, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Colitis, Esophagitis, Abdominal Problems, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Lawrence Jaffe, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. David Jaffe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaffe include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Jaffe honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Jaffe 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, anal 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. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). She studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's training includes a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pickett-Blakely takes.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer

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

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 100
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Victor Fishman, who practices in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Fishman's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, crohn's disease, and colon polyps. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Fishman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fishman is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Gastritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Marta Buchner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Anna Buchner is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Buchner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Buchner attended Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal 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. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman practices adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Osterman completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Osterman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Dr. Osterman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Osterman is 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, anal 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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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Ingram Roberts is a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roberts completed a residency program at Jacobi Medical Center. He is especially interested in colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: American College of Physician Executives Award of Academic Achievement; Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Medicine, Bridgeport Hospital; and "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal motility disorders, malabsorption, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Malabsorption, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor Joseph Navarro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
210 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Victor Navarro's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). His areas of expertise include the following: liver cancer and cirrhosis. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Navarro studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Navarro completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Navarro has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Christiana Care Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin is an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal manometry, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Zitin studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Zitin completed a residency program at Lankenau Medical Center. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zitin accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, peptic ulcer, Crohn's disease, stomach cancer, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Gastritis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Abington, PA, Philadelphia, PA, and King of Prussia, PA. Her areas of expertise include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Diane Barsky, who practices in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. Dr. Barsky is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Barsky attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children".

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Relevant Interests: , malabsorption

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Growth Problems, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Obesity, Chronic Illness, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2010 West Chester Pike; Mob Wellness Center Ii, Suite 212
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Philip Gilman sees patients in Havertown, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gilman's areas of clinical interest consist of celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Gilman takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Upper Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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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.