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We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Gold Compass 0 near Sewickley, PA.

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Dr. David John Keljo, MD, PhD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. David Keljo practices pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Keljo has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Maria Ines Clavell, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Maria Clavell's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients rated Dr. Clavell highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Clavell speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Dale Eugene King, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Dale King sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Erie, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. King is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. King completed a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Jeffrey A Rudolph, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Rudolph specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Rudolph is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Rudolph trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for Dr. Rudolph's residency. Dr. Rudolph has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rudolph takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Rudolph's hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Douglas Scott Lindblad, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Lindblad specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Sewickley, PA. Dr. Lindblad (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Tamara Feliciano Feliciano Alvarado, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Tamara Alvarado is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Alvarado is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center.

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Dr. Sapana J Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Sapana Shah specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Sewickley, PA, and Beaver Falls, PA. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Shah completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.