We found 116 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Chicago, IL.

Showing 1-16 of 116
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez works as a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatrician in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Elk Grove Village, IL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hernandez attended Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Hernandez speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

Read more
Dr. Charles Allan Pratt, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Se
Chiago, IL
 

Dr. C. Pratt's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. Dr. Pratt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pratt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Nutrition Issues, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Ruchim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
680 North Lake Shore Drive; Suite 118
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Ruchim's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and pancreatitis. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ruchim takes. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Ruchim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary E McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Rinella practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Chicago, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), viral hepatitis, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). Dr. Rinella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rinella has an open panel. She attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rinella (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Liver Biopsy, Liver Disease, Viral Hepatitis, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Beth Vanwagner, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Vanwagner is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Dr. Vanwagner graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vanwagner include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis, and preventive care. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vanwagner's office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Preventive Care, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He has received a 0.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Fishbein is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Valeria Cornell Cohran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Valeria Cohran is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Chicago, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before completing her residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Dr. Cohran attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Cohran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

Read more

Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Short Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Bass focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Bass is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Laura H Yun, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Yun is a gastroenterologist. She has a special interest in crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Yun honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yun graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Boston Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Women's Health Issues, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Steven Lawrence Flamm, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Flamm specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. Dr. Flamm's areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis C, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flamm accepts. Dr. Flamm has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Liver Transplant, Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Liver Biopsy, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1801 W. Taylor Street; Outpatient Care Center, Suite 2e
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Gunasekaran is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He speaks Tamil.

Read more

Clinical interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3rd Floor East
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Glenview, IL. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Dr. Strople is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Strople has a closed panel. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Strople trained at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Scott J Cotler, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
2335 - B S. Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Scott Cotler works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. Dr. Cotler's areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. He is affiliated with OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Cotler's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatitis B

Dr. Darren Michael Brenner, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Darren Brenner is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Brenner attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brenner include gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and anorectal problems. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brenner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

Read more

Clinical interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anorectal Problems, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. John E Pandolfino, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street 16th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Pandolfino is an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Pandolfino is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pandolfino completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

Read more

Clinical interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy

Dr. Rajesh N Keswani, MS, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 1400; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Keswani practices adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keswani include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), gastrointestinal cancer, and pancreatitis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Keswani honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Keswani graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics.

Read more

Clinical interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Enteroscopy, Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.