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. Before performing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Focht attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Focht focuses on obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Focht is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 gastroenterology specialist 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 studied medicine at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sabri completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sabri takes.

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

Dr. Martin Maksimak is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Maksimak graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Maksimak completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maksimak is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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.
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