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We found 17 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Silver near Wilkes Barre, PA.

Dr. William John Cochran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
175 S Wilkes Barre Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. William Cochran's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Geisinger. Before performing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Dr. Cochran attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cochran honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Liver Disease, Obesity, Malnutrition, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
166 Hanover Street; Suite 105
Wilkes Barre, 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Athar Altaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 East Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes-barre, PA
 

Dr. Athar Altaf specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Wilkes Barre, PA. He graduated from the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and then he performed his residency at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Altaf has a special interest in colorectal cancer screening. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Altaf takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Altaf (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Hepatitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Dr. Duane Eric Deivert, DO
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Hospital Medicine
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Duane Deivert is a specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He works in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Deivert accepts. Dr. Deivert graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Deivert is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Cancer, ERCP

Dr. Martin Gerard Maksimak, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
190 Welles Street; Suite 122
Forty Fort, 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Cecilia Yoana Canto Alarcon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Cecilia Helwig's area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Dr. Helwig is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise consist of hearing loss, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and vascular malformations. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Helwig is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cystic Fibrosis, Neck Problems, Speech Disorders, Hearing Loss, Ear Infection, Tonsil Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyo Ung Chu, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1000 E. Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Kyo Chu specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chu honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jon Damon Gabrielsen, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jon Gabrielsen is a specialist in bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. Dr. Gabrielsen has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Gabrielsen is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacqueline Ji-Eun Lee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Lee works as a thoracic surgeon in Scranton, PA, Mountain Top, PA, and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Lee obtained Dr. Lee's medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed Dr. Lee's residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Lee is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Lee's patients. Dr. Lee honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Geisinger. Unfortunately, Dr. Lee is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal motility disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Tumor, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paula Ronjon, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1000 E Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Paula Ronjon is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Ronjon's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dhaka Medical College. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Ronjon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Pancreas Problems, Colorectal Problems, Cancer

Dr. Anthony Thomas Petrick, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Anthony Petrick works as a bariatric surgeon and surgical oncologist. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Petrick has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Petrick is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, achalasia

All Interests: Achalasia, Heartburn, Endoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Franceschelli Franceschelli, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
25 Church Street
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jennifer Franceschelli's specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Franceschelli attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. Her areas of expertise include weight management and nutrition issues. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Franceschelli accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Jila Kaberi-Otarod, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jila Kaberi-Otarod is a general internist in Scranton, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod's education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaberi-Otarod honors. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kurdish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), malabsorption

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Problems, Malabsorption

Dr. Arthur N Meyer, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
401 3rd Avenue
Kingston, PA
 

Dr. Arthur Meyer is a specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. He works in Kingston, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. In his practice, Dr. Meyer focuses on cancer. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Meyer accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Thoracic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Doubet Still, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Still is an internist. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Still's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Gastrointestinal Problems, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Dr. Christopher Jerome Buzas, DO
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1000 East Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Buzas practices colon & rectal surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of diverticular disease, cancer, and hemorrhoids. The average patient rating for Dr. Buzas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buzas accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.