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We found 80 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 an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Laurin is professionally affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. Dr. Laurin is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Beta Beta Beta Award for the outstanding freshman biology student, Barry University.

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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 works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Fairfax, VA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Enav is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He attended Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Winthrop University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Enav (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Dr. Enav's professional 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. Lynn Frances Duffy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
8505 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Lynn Duffy's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Duffy include stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid insurance. Dr. Duffy attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Duffy's professional 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

Dr. Navreet Malhi-Chowla Chowla, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Navreet Chowla specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Falls Church, VA, Fairfax, VA, and Springfield, VA. She attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Chowla focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Her distinctions include: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Chowla (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Virginia Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Kirti Shetty is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shetty is a graduate of Christian Medical College, Vellore. She takes Medicaid insurance. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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

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

Dr. Ahmed Hegab is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Fairfax, VA, Chantilly, VA, and Herndon, VA. Dr. Hegab's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His professional affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Hegab accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His distinctions include: 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 foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Korean.

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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 medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Adams at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Adams accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Natalie Sikka is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Fairfax, VA and Leesburg, VA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid problems, stomach problems, and colonoscopy. Dr. Sikka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Inova Loudoun Hospital, Children's National Health System, and Inova Fairfax Hospital. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Sikka trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

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

Dr. Byungki Kim practices adult gastroenterology in Fairfax, VA and Chantilly, VA. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has indicated that his clinical interests include stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's 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. Ali Fazel, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Ali Fazel is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Fairfax, VA and Falls Church, VA. Dr. Fazel graduated from The National University of Iran and then Dr. Fazel performed Dr. Fazel's residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Fazel's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Fazel average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fazel accepts the following insurance: Medicaid, Medicare, and Kaiser Permanente. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fazel has received include Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); Honor Medical Society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); and Honor Medical Society. Dr. Fazel speaks Persian. Dr. Fazel is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Kenneth Mirkin is an adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) specialist in Fairfax, VA, Chantilly, VA, and Herndon, VA. He is especially interested in stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirkin accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mirkin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Mirkin has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Mirkin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. His 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

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

Dr. Diego Kuperschmit practices adult gastroenterology in Arlington, VA, Arlinton, VA, and Annandale, VA. His areas of clinical interest consist of stomach problems and colonoscopy. Dr. Kuperschmit accepts Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine and a graduate of Montefiore Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. Dr. Kuperschmit is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Behzad Kalaghchi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3028 Javier Road; 300
Fairfax, VA
 

Dr. Behzad Kalaghchi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Kalaghchi a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kalaghchi include stomach problems and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Kalaghchi takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed 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. Sean Patrick Hurley, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4660 Kenmore Avenue; #100
Alexandria, VA
 

Dr. Sean Hurley is an adult gastroenterology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hurley focuses on stomach problems. He is professionally affiliated with Inova Alexandria Hospital. Dr. Hurley graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hurley at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Attending of the Year, Malcolm Grow Medical Center Housestaff (FP) and The James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in, Uniformed Services University of the Health.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems

All Interests: Stomach Problems

Dr. Stanley David Drake, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
3300 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA
 

Dr. Stanley Drake works as an adult gastroenterologist and transplant hepatologist in Falls Church, VA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Drake focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Drake accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Drake (or staff) speaks Latvian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Center and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Peter Scudera is an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Fairfax, VA, Herndon, VA, and Chantilly, VA. His clinical interests include stomach problems, colonoscopy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scudera is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Scudera studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Scudera trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors and Washington, DC/Baltimore/Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Scudera (or staff) speaks the following 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

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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.