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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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Patients gave Dr. Focht an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Focht obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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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 is a pediatric gastroenterologist. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sabri is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Sabri (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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

Dr. Martin Maksimak is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maksimak is rated highly by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Maksimak trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is 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.