We found 19 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Silver near Wilkes Barre, PA.

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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. Dr. Focht's areas of expertise consist of obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, Dr. Focht attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Focht is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 is a gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Altaf (or staff) speaks Urdu. In Dr. Altaf's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal cancer screening and intestinal (bowel) problems. He is affiliated with Geisinger. After attending the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Altaf is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, intestinal (bowel) problems

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

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. On average, patients gave Dr. Cochran a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cochran trained at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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

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

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

Dr. Duane Deivert works as a gastroenterologist and hospitalist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Deivert honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Geisinger Medical Center for residency. He is professionally 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology in Danville, PA, Forty Fort, PA, and Scranton, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Maksimak is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Maksimak takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After attending Penn State College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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 sees patients in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Helwig include hearing loss, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and vascular malformations. She takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Helwig's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is 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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chu honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Chu attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

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

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

Dr. Jacqueline Lee practices thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Lee attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete Dr. Lee's residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lee's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. Jon Damon Gabrielsen, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jon Gabrielsen is a specialist in bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gabrielsen average 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Gabrielsen is affiliated with Geisinger. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Before completing his residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Dr. Gabrielsen attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

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

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

Dr. Paula Ronjon practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. She attended Dhaka Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Ronjon include cancer. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ronjon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. She is professionally 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's areas of specialization are bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Petrick at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Petrick include heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, achalasia

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Franceschelli's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. Dr. Franceschelli's areas of expertise include weight management and nutrition issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franceschelli is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. 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 practices general internal medicine. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod (or staff) is conversant in Kurdish and Persian. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. She studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Meyer include cancer. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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 a general internist in Danville, PA, Lewistown, PA, and Camp Hill, PA. He is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Still graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 in Wilkes Barre, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Danville, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Buzas include diverticular disease, cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Buzas is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Buzas attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Buzas 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.

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