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

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

Dr. David Blanco's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Jacobi Medical Center for residency. Dr. Blanco's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blanco honors. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Reading Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Kravitz works as a gastroenterologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Kravitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. Dr. Kravitz attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. 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, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. David Salowe's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Salowe's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salowe honors. Dr. Salowe is accepting new patients. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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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, esophageal spasm, 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)

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

Dr. Craig Barash is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Barash include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. Dr. Barash is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Barash 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, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, esophageal spasm, 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. John Volpe is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Delaware Valley Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Volpe include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Patients gave Dr. Volpe an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Volpe's hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial and St. Mary Medical Center. His practice 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, esophageal spasm, 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)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1203 Langhorne Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Scott Modena's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Modena's clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He accepts Medicare Supplement (Medigap), United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and residency at Temple University Hospital. He is professionally 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, esophageal spasm, 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's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pall has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and endoscopy. He is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pall attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

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

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. Dr. Empedrad's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Empedrad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Dr. Empedrad obtained Dr. Empedrad's medical school training at Cebu Institute of Medicine and Cebu Doctors' University College of Medicine and performed Dr. Empedrad's residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Empedrad accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Dr. Belecanech's areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. His 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 honors. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He has received the distinction of 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 is a medical specialist in adult allergy & immunology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Goldstein attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goldstein include: 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. Donald Jeffrey Dvorin, MD
Specializes in Allergy & Immunology
404 Middletown Boulevard; Penn's Square at Oxford Valley, Suite 305
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Donald Dvorin is a physician who specializes in allergy & immunology. Dr. Dvorin's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital, Virtua Memorial, and Allergic Disease Associates. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dvorin honors. He graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford and Long Island Jewish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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

Dr. Nancy Gordon practices allergy & immunology. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. These areas are among her clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Gordon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Gordon's professional 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 radiation oncologist. Dr. Soffen's clinical interests include intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), gamma knife radiosurgery, and thyroid cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Princeton HealthCare System, and St. Mary Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna HSA, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Soffen's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy, Thyroid Cancer, Brachytherapy, Vaginal ... (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 practices adult allergy & immunology. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), conjunctivitis (pink eye), and contact dermatitis. Dr. Haralabatos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her professional 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. Jonathan Adrian Roth, MD
Specializes in Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Jonathan Roth's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. His professional affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Abington Health. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roth takes. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
280 Middletown Boulevard
Langhorne, PA
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz practices pediatric urology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zaontz include kidney stones, enuresis (bed wetting), and hydronephrosis. Dr. Zaontz's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Virtua Voorhees Hospital, and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Zaontz's residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors. Dr. Zaontz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

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