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

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

Dr. William Cochran, who practices in Danville, PA, Hampden Township, PA, and Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cochran obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Focht's clinical interests include obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Madigan Army Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Wilkes Barre, PA. Before completing his residency at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Altaf attended medical school at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. His clinical interests encompass colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Altaf has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altaf accepts. Dr. Altaf (or staff) is conversant in 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, who practices in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system) and hospital medicine (hospitalist). Dr. Deivert's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Deivert performed his residency at Geisinger Medical Center.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Danville, PA, Forty Fort, PA, and Scranton, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maksimak's 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 professionally 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). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Helwig is especially interested in 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Helwig attended medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. She is conversant in 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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. Dr. Chu's average patient rating is 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. He speaks Korean. Dr. Chu is 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. Jon Damon Gabrielsen, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jon Gabrielsen practices bariatric surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Gabrielsen is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Gabrielsen is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jacqueline Lee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal motility disorders. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Korean. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Lee is closed to 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, who practices in Wilkes Barre, PA, is a medical specialist in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ronjon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ronjon include cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ronjon accepts. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Ronjon attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Ronjon (or staff) speaks Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in bariatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Scranton, PA, Danville, PA, and Camp Hill, PA. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Petrick's clinical interests: heartburn, cancer, and endoscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrick takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 specialties are general internal medicine and general pediatrics. She practices in Danville, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Camp Hill, PA. Her clinical interests include weight management and nutrition issues. Dr. Franceschelli is affiliated with Geisinger Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Geisinger Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Franceschelli highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kurdish and Persian. She is 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. Dr. Meyer's clinical interests encompass cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Meyer average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Still is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at Geisinger Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Still takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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' specialty is colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Buzas is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, cancer, and hemorrhoids. He is affiliated with Geisinger. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Buzas completed a residency program at Geisinger Medical Center.

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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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