We found 38 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept AARP near Carol Stream, IL.

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Donald Hoscheit MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL

Dr. Donald Hoscheit is an adult gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, colon cancer, and celiac disease. Dr. Hoscheit takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Hoscheit welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Gallbla ... (Read more)

Hemal K Patel MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL

Dr. Hemal Patel works as a general practitioner and gastroenterologist in Geneva, IL, Winfield, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include hepatitis, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal cancer screening. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Patel studied medicine at B.J. Medical College. His residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Faisal Qayyum Khan MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL

Dr. Faisal Khan's specialties are general practice and adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include diarrhea, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), and pancreas problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed residency programs at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endosc ... (Read more)

Arvin K Bhatia MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL

Dr. Arvin Bhatia is a general practitioner and gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. Dr. Bhatia's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Bhatia honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Heartbu ... (Read more)

Katherine Jelinek MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL

Dr. Katherine Jelinek works as a general practitioner and adult gastroenterologist in Winfield, IL and Geneva, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Jelinek's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Jelinek is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Heliodoro Medina MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL

Dr. Heliodoro Medina's areas of specialization are general practice and adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ulcers, celiac disease, and stomach cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Medina takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Medina is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Medina is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Stomach Cancer, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Stomach Cancer, Celia ... (Read more)

Sharif Zubair MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.38 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 420
Winfield, IL

Dr. Sharif Zubair specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology and practices in Geneva, IL and Winfield, IL. Dr. Zubair's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. After attending the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Zubair is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zubair is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Acid Reflux, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Ulcers, Celiac Disease, Acid Reflu ... (Read more)

Rameez Alasadi MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL

Dr. Rameez Alasadi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alasadi include colorectal surgery procedures, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Alasadi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Alasadi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Alasadi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Colorectal Surgery Proced ... (Read more)

Andelka D Losavio MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL

Dr. Andelka Losavio's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Her areas of expertise include ulcers, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Losavio's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Losavio attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux, Constipation, Colitis

All Interests: Incontinence, Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, Infla ... (Read more)

Marc Fallah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL

Dr. Marc Fallah is an adult gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Fallah graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include heartburn, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fallah (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disease, Celiac Dis ... (Read more)

Adam Klugman MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL

Dr. Adam Klugman is a gastroenterologist in Naperville, IL, Winfield, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Dr. Klugman graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Klugman trained at Rush University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, colon cancer, and liver disease. Dr. Klugman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Hemorrhoids, Heartburn, Colorectal Cancer Screening

Rafael Piedra MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite Ll01
Winfield, IL

Dr. Rafael Piedra's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Piedra's areas of expertise include heartburn, colon cancer, and celiac disease. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Piedra is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Piedra welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems, Heartburn, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, Colore ... (Read more)

Niraj K Ajmere MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.41 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 300
Winfield, IL

Dr. Niraj Ajmere practices adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include heartburn, pancreas problems, and colon cancer. Patients gave Dr. Ajmere an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ajmere graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Celiac Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Hemorrhoids, Swallowing Pr ... (Read more)

Dr Gloria Jean Caruso MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
473 W Army Trail Road; Suite 105
Bloomingdale, IL

Dr. Gloria Caruso is a gastroenterologist. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Caruso's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and ulcers. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Land of Lincoln, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). Dr. Caruso's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colitis

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Melody J Derrick MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
25 N Winfield Road; Suite 501
Winfield, IL

Dr. Melody Derrick is a physician who specializes in general practice and family medicine. Dr. Derrick is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Derrick trained at Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Derrick include gynecological problems, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and heart problems. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Derrick is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Gynecological Problems, Women's Health Issu ... (Read more)

Carolyn Jones MD PHD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Clinical Cytogenetics, General Practice
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Carolyn Jones' areas of specialization are general practice and clinical cytogenetics. Her clinical interests include cleft lip and palate, rectocele (posterior prolapse), and cystocele (bladder prolapse). Dr. Jones takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Rectocele

All Interests: Cystocele, Down Syndrome, Birth Defects, Rectocele, Cleft Lip and Palate, Congenital Heart Disease, ... (Read more)

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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.

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