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We found 5 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
51 N Dunlap Street; Suite 400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Cary Cavender works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Cavender highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
848 Adams Avenue
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. John Eshun specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
51 N Dunlap Street; Suite 400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Mark Corkins is a Memphis, TN physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Corkins is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1910 Nonconnah Boulevard; Suite 120
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Dennis Black is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
51 N Dunlap Street; Suite 400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Linda Lazar specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Memphis, TN. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.