We found 252 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept United Healthcare Platinum POS near Wynnewood, PA.

Dr. John Patrick Lynch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. John Lynch practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lynch is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lynch is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Gary Dean Dean Wu, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Dulles Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Wu's area of specialization is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Wu has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wu has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kashyap V Panganamamula, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
218 Wright Saunders Building; 51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kashyap Panganamamula's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Panganamamula (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Panganamamula include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and achalasia. Dr. Panganamamula's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Panganamamula attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Nizam's Insitute of Medical Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Esophagus ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Warren Falk, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Falk works as a gastroenterologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and achalasia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Falk graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2002-present and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, achalasia, esophageal spasm, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Esophagitis, Esophageal Spasm, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Alan Collazzo, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
825 Old Lancaster Road; Suite 340
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Jack Collazzo's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Collazzo include barrett's esophagus, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Collazzo accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Medical Specialists and Bryn Mawr Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maarouf Ahmad Hoteit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Maarouf Hoteit is an adult gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoteit include esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Hoteit is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Ascites, Cirrhosis, Gallbladder Cancer, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Gerard Ginsberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Ginsberg specializes in adult gastroenterology. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ginsberg is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ginsberg honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Ginsberg is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Roth Lichtenstein, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 3 Ravdin
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gary Lichtenstein practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Philadelphia, PA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lichtenstein's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Lichtenstein has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. Dr. Lichtenstein (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, anal cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal Cancer, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Faten Nureddin Aberra, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Faten Aberra is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Philadelphia, PA. Patients gave Dr. Aberra an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and colon cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. Aberra is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is conversant in Tigrinya.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, anal cancer, pancreatic cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lee Kochman, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kochman practices gastroenterology (digestive system) in Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kochman include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Kochman attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue from 2002, 2007 - 2009, and 2011 - 2016. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6760 Market Street
Upper Darby, PA
 

Dr. Vikas Khurana is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), capsule endoscopy, and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khurana attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Khurana's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, ERCP

Dr. Kimberly Autumn Forde, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Kimberly Forde is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, PA and Lancaster, PA. These areas are among Dr. Forde's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, esophageal varices, and rectal cancer. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Tumor, Ascites, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1811 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Larry Borowsky sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, diverticular disease, and esophageal manometry. Dr. Borowsky's professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Manometry, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nuzhat Aziz Ahmad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; South Pavilion, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Nuzhat Ahmad is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Dow Medical College, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Ahmad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott E Myers, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
219 N. Broad Street; 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Scott Myers' areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include esophageal manometry, achalasia, and crohn's disease. Dr. Myers is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Myers's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System, Jefferson Health, and Drexel Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, diverticular disease, achalasia, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, esophageal spasm, gastroparesis, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Diverticular Disease, Ultrasound, Gastroparesis, Cirrhosis, Colitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
100 E Lancaster Avenue; Suite 252
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Scott Fink specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Clinical interests for Dr. Fink include esophageal manometry, barrett's esophagus, and crohn's disease. Dr. Fink takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fink is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Cirrhosis, Esophageal Manometry, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (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.