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We found 43 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Willow Grove, PA.

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis Tokar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Tokar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Tokar attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Tokar is especially interested in barrett's esophagus and acid reflux (GERD). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Tokar has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America. He is professionally affiliated with Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Ultrasound with Fine Needle Aspiration, Radiofrequency ... (Read more)

Dr. David Alan Sass, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1095 Rydal Road; Rydal Executive Plaza
Rydal, PA
 

Dr. David Sass works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. Dr. Sass's clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Sass's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, liver cancer, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Liver ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Robert Baldassano's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Baldassano's clinical interests include growth problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldassano takes. Before performing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Baldassano attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Baldassano has received professional recognition including the following: Fellows Faculty Honor Roll; Blockley-Osler Award; and Pediatric Resident Teaching Honor Roll. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Allergies, Growth ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
50 Fetters Mill Square
Huntingdon Vly., PA
 

Dr. Richard Moses' specialty is adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Moses focuses on inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. Dr. Moses is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Metropolitan Hospital, Philadelphia for residency. Dr. Moses accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Kennedy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests include achalasia, cystic fibrosis (CF), and celiac disease. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Kennedy's medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Ulcerative Colitis, Encopresis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Paul Gelman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
700 Cottman Avenue; Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Gelman specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gelman has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelman honors. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
700 Cottman Avenue; Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Corey Brotz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal cancer, endoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Brotz attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Kristin Fiorino sees patients in Abington, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Fiorino include growth problems, achalasia, and vomiting. Dr. Fiorino is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received distinctions including Magna Cum Laude; Edward J. Boustein Distinguished Scholar; and Justice Louis D. Brandeis Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, vomiting, small intestine disorders, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Achalasia, Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kathy Diana Chen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
500 Old York Road; Suite 250
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Kathy Chen's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include pancreas problems and cystic fibrosis (CF). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Abington Health. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Pancreas Problems, Food Allergy

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1245 Highland Avenue, Suite 204; Price Medical Office Building
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Christina Bales is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bales include growth problems, vomiting, and esophagitis. Dr. Bales is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bales honors. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has received professional recognition including the following: American Society for Transplantation Fellows Symposium Travel Award; Studies for Pediatric Liver Disease and Transplantation (SPLIT) Travel Award; and National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Award.

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Relevant Interests: , small bowel atresia, diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), vomiting, short bowel syndrome, encopresis, gastroparesis, malabsorption, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Encopresis, Gastroparesis, Growth Problems, Esophagitis, Failure to ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
700 Cottman Avenue; Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Tanker specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. On average, patients gave Dr. Tanker a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mercy Catholic Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network and Jeanes Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9880 Bustleton Avenue; Einstein Center One, Suite 220
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Menin is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Menin's areas of expertise include the following: laser surgery, colorectal cancer, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Laser Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Lowell D Meyerson, DO
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
50 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Lowell Meyerson is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal cancer screening, hemorrhoids, and laser surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Meyerson average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meyerson is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Meyerson studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Lankenau Medical Center, and Jeanes Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hemorrhoids

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy

Dr. Abbas El Sayed Abbas, MS, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Abbas Abbas works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and lung cancer. His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), and Temple University Hospital (TUH). Dr. Abbas attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at PinnacleHealth and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Abbas average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received distinctions including New Orleans Super Doctors and Best Doctors in Louisiana.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Barrett's ... (Read more)

Dr. Nestor Felix Esnaola, MPH, MBA, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
333 Cottman Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nestor Esnaola is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Esnaola's areas of clinical interest consist of stomach cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer). His professional affiliations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Hospital (TUH), and Jeanes Hospital. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Esnaola's training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Esnaola average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Esnaola has received professional recognition including the following: Selected Member, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer; Best Doctors in America; and Top Doctor, US News and World Report.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colorectal problems, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Tumor, Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Abdominal Problems, Small Intestine ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell J Schilder, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
1200 Old York Road; Amh - 1 Widener
Abington, PA
 

Dr. Russell Schilder sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Abington, PA. His medical specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Schilder's areas of expertise include the following: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Abington Health. Dr. Schilder welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (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.