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We found 28 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna Silver HMO near Yardley, PA.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Kravitz works as a gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kravitz include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Kravitz is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Salowe trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe honors. Dr. Salowe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne - Newtown Road; Suite 234
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Craig Barash practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Barash's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barash welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Dr. David A Blanco, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
301 Oxford Valley Road; Suite 1201
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. David Blanco is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Philadelphia, PA, West Reading, PA, and Yardley, PA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blanco has a special interest in obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Reading Health System. Dr. Blanco honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Highmark, and more. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Volpe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Volpe takes. Before completing his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center, Dr. Volpe attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Volpe is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Modena include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His professional affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Manometry, Colitis, Wireless ... (Read more)

Dr. Harpreet Pall, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
301 Oxford Valley Road; Suite 1201
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Harpreet Pall is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pall include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and endoscopy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pall honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pall is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders

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Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Raquel Empedrad's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Empedrad attended Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Alec Belecanech, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. George Belecanech's area of specialization is adult allergy & immunology. His areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Belecanech's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belecanech accepts. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Belecanech attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Belecanech has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as a "Top Doc" by South Jersey Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Fred Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Marc Goldstein works as an allergist and immunologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors; Recognized in Courier Post's 2008 Best of South Jersey Doctors; and Recognized in Delaware Valley Consumers 2007 Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy Deborah Gordon, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Nancy Gordon's specialty is allergy & immunology. These areas are among Dr. Gordon's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gordon completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin specializes in allergy & immunology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dvorin's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Dvorin's training includes residency programs at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M Soffen, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
1201 Langhorne - Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Edward Soffen is a medical specialist in radiation oncology. Dr. Soffen studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His areas of expertise include the following: intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), lung cancer, and gamma knife radiosurgery. Dr. Soffen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna HSA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Irene Christa Haralabatos, MD
Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Irene Haralabatos works as an allergist and immunologist. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haralabatos takes. Dr. Haralabatos is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Eczema, Conjunctivitis, Contact Dermatitis, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, Food Allergy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Roth include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roth completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Varicocele, Incontinence, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical Procedures, Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary B Korus, MD
Specializes in Surgery
777 Township Line Road
Yardley, PA
 

Dr. Gary Korus is a specialist in surgery. He works in Philadelphia, PA and Yardley, PA. His clinical interests include adrenalectomy (adrenal surgery), cancer surgery, and rectal cancer. Dr. Korus is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and the University of Rochester Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's 2008, 2009 Top Docs issue. Dr. Korus's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), rectal cancer, achalasia, colon cancer, stomach problems, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, diverticular disease, stomach cancer, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastrostomy, Colitis, Small Bowel Resection, Gallstones, Gastritis, Gallbladder 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.