We found 9 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near State College, PA.

Dr. William John Cochran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1800 E Park Avenue
State College, PA
 

Dr. William Cochran's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cochran attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cochran honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Clinical interests: Liver Disease, Obesity, Malnutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Brian Daniel Dodson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
32 Colonnade Way
State College, PA
 

Dr. Brian Dodson's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Dodson is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Diagnostic Colonoscopy, Screening Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Dr. Joel Bruce Haight, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
32 Colonnade Way
State College, PA
 

Dr. Joel Haight is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Haight is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Haight graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Diagnostic Colonoscopy, Screening Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irphan Esoofi Gaslightwala, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Irphan Gaslightwala specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Gaslightwala is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Gaslightwala honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gaslightwala attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Esophageal Manometry, Capsule Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Stent ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey L Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lichtenstein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lichtenstein at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Biliary Disorders, Colonoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Marten Boyd Duncan, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Scenery Drive; Geisinger Scenery Park, Gastroenterology Service
State College, PA
 

Dr. Marten Duncan is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration and gastrointestinal (GI) stenting. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Duncan accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Duncan attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Hemochromatosis, Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Michael Craft, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
 

Dr. Brandon Craft is a gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in colorectal cancer screening and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). On average, patients gave Dr. Craft a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Craft's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Ultrasound, Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1850 E Park Avenue; Suite 201
State College, PA
 

Dr. Donald Mandetta works as an adult gastroenterologist. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Mandetta's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1850 E Park Avenue; Suite 201
State College, PA
 

Dr. Dustin Case is an adult gastroenterologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Case attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.