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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. Dr. Focht attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. He has a special interest in obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Focht is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Martin Maksimak practices pediatric gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Maksimak at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency 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

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

Dr. Mahmoud Sabri is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Danville, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Altoona, PA. Dr. Sabri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Sabri obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.
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