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Dr. Cary Gordon Sauer M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.41 stars (3 ratings)
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Cary Sauer works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Sauer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Patrice Genevieve Kruszewski D.O.
Specializes in Urgent Care, Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Patrice Kruszewski practices urgent care and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kruszewski honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry HSA, and Humana HMO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Bess T. Schoen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Bess Schoen's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. She is affiliated with Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schoen is conversant in German.

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Walter C. Ifeadike MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 1.25 stars (2 ratings)
2480 Windy Hill Road; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Walter Ifeadike practices adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ifeadike honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with The Children's Care Network.

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Dr. Barbara McElhanon M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Barbara McElhanon is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. McElhanon honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Dinesh Govind Patel MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 3.12 stars (6 ratings)
1180 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel practices pediatric gastroenterology in Atlanta, GA, Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Patel speaks Spanish. Dr. Patel is affiliated with The Children's Care Network.

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William Frankel Meyers MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
625 Big Shanty Road Nw
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. William Meyers is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Meyers is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network. He is an in-network provider for 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.
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