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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 is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Danville, PA, Hampden Township, PA, and Altoona, PA. Dr. Cochran's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cochran completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger.

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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 area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Dodson takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Clinical interests: Upper Endoscopy, Diagnostic Colonoscopy, Screening Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Joel Haight is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Haight average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Haight is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Irphan Gaslightwala practices adult gastroenterology in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Gaslightwala accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gaslightwala trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Lichtenstein attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave Dr. Lichtenstein a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lichtenstein accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an adult gastroenterology specialist in Lewistown, PA, Port Matilda, PA, and Philipsburg, PA. In his practice, Dr. Duncan focuses on endoscopic ultrasound with fine needle aspiration. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Dr. Duncan performed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan accepts.

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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, who practices in State College, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Port Matilda, PA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has a special interest in colorectal cancer screening and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Dr. Craft is affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craft honors.

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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 is an adult gastroenterology specialist in State College, PA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandetta is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Dustin Case is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Case takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is a graduate of 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.