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We found 16 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cochran honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Strong Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Cochran's professional affiliations include the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and 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. Athar Altaf, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1000 East Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes-barre, PA
 

Dr. Athar Altaf's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Altaf is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Altaf studied medicine at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. He completed his residency training at Highland Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, 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. Dean Richard Focht III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
166 Hanover Street; Suite 105
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Dean Focht practices pediatric gastroenterology in East Stroudsburg, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include obesity, eosinophilic esophagitis, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Focht is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Obesity, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, 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 in Danville, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Deivert attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Deivert an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He 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 practices pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Maksimak has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maksimak honors. 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 specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass hearing loss, swallowing problems (dysphagia), and vascular malformations. Dr. Helwig is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Helwig 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Wilkes Barre, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid cancer, solid tumor, and abdominal surgery. Dr. Chu is affiliated with Geisinger. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chu attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He speaks Korean.

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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's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Gabrielsen has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, endoscopic surgery, and bariatric revision surgery. He is affiliated with Geisinger. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gabrielsen takes.

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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 chest surgeon. Dr. Lee attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer and lung cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. 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 practices adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Ronjon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Bengali, and Hindi. Her clinical interests include cancer. Dr. Ronjon is affiliated with Geisinger. After attending Dhaka Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ronjon completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ronjon takes.

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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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Petrick include heartburn and endoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrick takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. Dr. Petrick is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Petrick completed residency programs at Georgetown University Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He 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. Jila Kaberi-Otarod, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
675 Baltimore Drive
Wilkes Barre, PA
 

Dr. Jila Kaberi-Otarod practices general internal medicine in Scranton, PA, Wilkes Barre, PA, and Danville, PA. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod (or staff) speaks Kurdish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then she performed her residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Kaberi-Otarod has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts 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 specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology and practices in Kingston, PA and Wilkes Barre, PA. Dr. Meyer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meyer is a graduate of 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. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Still completed his residency training at Geisinger Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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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 is a colon and rectal surgeon in Wilkes Barre, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Danville, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Buzas average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass diverticular disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Dr. Buzas honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Geisinger Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, hemorrhoids

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

Dr. Jacqueline Clare Oxenberg, DO
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1000 East Mountain Boulevard
Wilkes-barre, PA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Oxenberg's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oxenberg include esophageal cancer, minimally invasive surgery, and hepatobiliary cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Clinical Trials, Pancreatic Cancer, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

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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.