We found 7 pediatric gastroenterologists who accept Humana Gold near Marietta, GA.

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Dr. Cary Gordon Sauer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Cary Sauer is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA, Duluth, GA, and Marietta, GA. On average, patients gave Dr. Sauer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Dr. Patrice Genevieve Kruszewski, DO
Specializes in Urgent Care, Pediatric Gastroenterology
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Patrice Kruszewski's specialties are urgent care and pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kruszewski is an in-network provider for 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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Dr. Bess T Schoen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Bess Schoen, who practices in Atlanta, GA, Duluth, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schoen honors. In addition to English, Dr. Schoen speaks German. She is affiliated with Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Dr. Walter C Ifeadike, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2480 Windy Hill Road; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Walter Ifeadike sees patients in Duluth, GA, Marietta, GA, and Decatur, GA. His medical specialties are adult gastroenterology and pediatric gastroenterology. He is affiliated with The Children's Care Network. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ifeadike honors.

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Dr. Barbara Overend McElhanon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1371 Church Street Extension
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Barbara McElhanon is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She works in Atlanta, GA and Marietta, GA. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McElhanon is affiliated with Children's Physician Group and The Children's Care Network.

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Dr. Dinesh Govind Patel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1180 Ernest Barrett Parkway
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. Dinesh Patel works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Atlanta, GA, Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel is affiliated with The Children's Care Network. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. William Meyers is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyers honors. Dr. Meyers is professionally affiliated with The Children's Care Network.

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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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