We found 121 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Chicago, IL.

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Mary E. Rinella, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Rinella sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are general practice, adult gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), viral hepatitis, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). Dr. Rinella accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rinella has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Rinella (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Lisa B VanWagner, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street; 19th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Vanwagner's specialties are general practice, adult gastroenterology, and hepatology (liver disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis, and preventive care. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Dr. Vanwagner performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vanwagner is open to new patients.

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

Steven L. Flamm, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
676 N Saint Clair Street; 19th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Flamm specializes in general practice, adult gastroenterology, and adult hepatology and practices in Chicago, IL and Glenview, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), hepatitis C, and endoscopic variceal ligation (EVL). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flamm attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Flamm is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopic Variceal Ligation, Hepatitis B, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, ... (Read more)

John E. Pandolfino, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.75 stars (2 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. John Pandolfino's areas of specialization are general practice and adult gastroenterology; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Pandolfino include swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Pandolfino takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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

Laura H. Yun, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1.87 stars (2 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Yun is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Yun's clinical interests include crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yun attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center.

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

Darren M. Brenner, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.91 stars (3 ratings)
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Darren Brenner's areas of specialization are general practice and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Brenner's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Brenner include gastrointestinal bleeding, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), and anorectal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brenner is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.

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

Alexander P. Nagle, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.63 stars (28 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Alex Nagle specializes in general practice, general surgery, and bariatric surgery and practices in Chicago, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Nagle is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include achalasia, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Nagle's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nagle is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Nagle attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Rajesh N. Keswani, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Rajesh Keswani is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), gastrointestinal cancer, and pancreatitis. Dr. Keswani's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keswani welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatitis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, ERCP, ... (Read more)

Mark D. Blitstein, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.34 stars (16 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mark Blitstein specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise consist of capsule endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, and colonoscopy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Blitstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Blitstein attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Capsule Endoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Nathaniel J. Soper, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Nathaniel Soper sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general practice, gastroenterology (digestive system), and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, gallbladder problems, and hiatal hernia. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Soper attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Soper is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Splenectomy, ... (Read more)

Thomas B. Nealis, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Nealis sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are general practice and adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nealis include gastrointestinal bleeding, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Nealis welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Charles Allan Pratt M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
225 E. Chicago Avenue; 3 Se
Chiago, IL
 

Dr. C. Pratt practices pediatric gastroenterology in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pratt include obesity, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and food allergy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before completing his residency at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Dr. Pratt attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pratt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Arvydas D. Vanagunas, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.5 stars (1 rating)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arvydas Vanagunas is a general practitioner and gastroenterologist. Dr. Vanagunas is especially interested in diarrhea, gastrointestinal bleeding, and peptic ulcer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Vanagunas is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy, Diarrhea, Peptic Ulcer

Joseph J. Karacic, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1 stars (3 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; Suite 2250
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Karacic's medical specialty is general practice and adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: diarrhea, peptic ulcer, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Karacic has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Karacic is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Adam C. Stein, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adam Stein's medical specialty is general practice and adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Stein accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Stein trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Jonah J. Stulberg, MD, PHD
Specializes in General Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonah Stulberg is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in general practice, gastroenterology (digestive system), and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stulberg include gastrointestinal surgery and hernia. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Stulberg attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia

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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.
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