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We found 70 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 specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Dipalma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Dipalma graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then she performed her residency 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. Sheeja K Abraham, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Nutrition
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 250
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Sheeja Abraham practices pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric nutrition in Philadelphia, PA, Newtown Square, PA, and Bryn Mawr, PA. In her practice, Dr. Abraham focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Abraham takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA. Dr. Abraham is accepting new patients. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. David Jaffe is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Jaffe include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), and Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jaffe is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions 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. Octavia Evette Pickett-Blakely, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Octavia Pickett-Blakely practices adult gastroenterology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anemia. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickett-Blakely's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Pickett-Blakely 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, stomach cancer, celiac disease, 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)

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

Dr. Anna Buchner's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buchner takes. She is a graduate of Wroclaw Medical University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Buchner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. 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, 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. Mark Tomislav Osterman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Mark Osterman practices adult gastroenterology in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Osterman's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Osterman speaks Croatian. 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, 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Drexel Hill, PA, Havertown, PA, and Upland, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include colonoscopy, malabsorption, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Roberts is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Roberts include: 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.

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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. Marc Allen Zitin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2050 West Chester Pike; Suite 200
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Marc Zitin specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Wynnewood, PA and Havertown, PA. Dr. Zitin's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Lankenau Medical Center. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and nutrition issues. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zitin accepts. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Farzana Rashid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Farzana Rashid sees patients in Radnor, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Rashid average 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include celiac disease, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and colon polyps. Dr. Rashid takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Sheffield Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Rashid speaks Bengali. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Scleroderma, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (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 specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Havertown, PA. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Dr. Gilman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Gilman has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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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)

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

Dr. James Reynolds, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Reynolds takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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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)

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

Dr. Steven Nussbaum specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in colonoscopy. Patients gave Dr. Nussbaum an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at George Washington University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nussbaum has received the distinction of "Top Docs" in Gastroenterology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Liver Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Diane Barsky works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in King of Prussia, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Barsky graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jacobi Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include malnutrition, obesity, and growth problems. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Philadelphia Magazine and "Best Docs for Children". She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , malabsorption

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

Dr. Robert M Strauss, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Robert Strauss' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strauss's clinical interests include anemia, colon cancer, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strauss's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Strauss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, colon cancer, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, liver cancer, intestinal (bowel) problems, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Liver Cancer, Intestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Flick's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, malnutrition, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Flick is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Flick obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flick include: Top Doctor, Main Line Today Magazine; Top Physician; and Suburban Life Main Line Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (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.