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We found 3 gastroenterologists who accept Coventry Silver $10 Copay OAHMO near Towanda, PA.

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Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
71 Hospital Drive
Towanda, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. His clinical interests encompass obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Madigan Army Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Focht is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Mahmoud Talaat Sabri, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
71 Hospital Drive
Towanda, PA
 

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Sabri is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Dr. Martin Gerard Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
71 Hospital Drive
Towanda, PA
 

Dr. Martin Maksimak practices pediatric gastroenterology in Danville, PA, Forty Fort, PA, and Scranton, PA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maksimak is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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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.