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We found 66 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems near Annandale, VA.

Dr. Jacqueline Marie Laurin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
3833 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Laurin is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Laurin obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Beta Beta Beta Award for the outstanding freshman biology student, Barry University. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Laurin is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Viral Hepatitis

Dr. Benjamin Isaac Enav, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2700 Prosperity Avenue; 260
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Benjamin Enav's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Enav attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Enav (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Landsdowne Campus, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Catherine Sing-Wen Chao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
8505 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Catherine Chao's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Chao's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chao completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Lynn Frances Duffy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
8505 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Lynn Duffy's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Duffy completed her residency training at North Shore University Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid insurance. Dr. Duffy has received distinctions including Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's National Health System, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Ahmed Hegab, who practices in Fairfax, VA, Chantilly, VA, and Herndon, VA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patients rated Dr. Hegab highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Hegab attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Physician's Award, American Medical Association; Hepatology Fellowship Grantee, Schering-Plough; and Who's Who in Medicine, Marquis. Dr. Hegab (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Korean. Dr. Hegab's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Tonya Adams is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. She works in Fairfax, VA, Herndon, VA, and Chantilly, VA. Dr. Adams attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Adams include stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Patient ratings for Dr. Adams average 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Adams has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Kirti Shetty, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3833 N Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA
 

Dr. Kirti Shetty's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. She is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Shetty studied medicine at Christian Medical College, Vellore. She has received distinctions including AASLD-Schering Advanced Hepatology Fellowship Award; ACG Junior Faculty Career Development Award; and First certificates of Honor: Physiology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Medicine and Surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital and Suburban Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Viral Hepatitis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer

Dr. Byungki Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Byungki Kim is a gastroenterologist in Fairfax, VA and Chantilly, VA. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Kim accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Diego Ignacio Kuperschmit, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3299 Woodburn Road; 220
Annandale, VA
 

Dr. Diego Kuperschmit is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Arlington, VA, Arlinton, VA, and Annandale, VA. Dr. Kuperschmit's areas of expertise include stomach problems and colonoscopy. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kuperschmit completed a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kuperschmit is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center, Inova Fairfax Hospital, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Natalie Ann Sikka, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
8505 Arlington Boulevard; Suite 400
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Natalie Sikka's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Sikka is conversant in Spanish. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, stomach problems, and colonoscopy. She is affiliated with Inova Loudoun Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sikka's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Nutrition Issues, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4660 Kenmore Avenue; 305
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Deborah Brauer's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brauer's clinical interests encompass stomach problems. She is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Brauer trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Brauer honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars and Super Doctors, Washington Post.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Stomach Problems

Dr. Behzad Kalaghchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Behzad Kalaghchi works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Kalaghchi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: stomach problems and colonoscopy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Kalaghchi honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at D.C. General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kalaghchi (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Otto Louis-Jacques, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
8505 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Otto Louis-Jacques' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. In Dr. Louis-Jacques's practice, he is particularly interested in stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His professional affiliations include Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Louis-Jacques (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Kenneth Robert Mirkin, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Kenneth Mirkin is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mirkin include stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Mirkin accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Mirkin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Peter Leonard Scudera, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Peter Scudera's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Dr. Scudera has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Scudera has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scudera (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Martin Gary Prosky, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
3301 Woodburn Road; Suite 107
Annandale, VA
 

Dr. Martin Prosky is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stomach problems. Dr. Prosky is affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Prosky average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Stomach Problems

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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.