We found 67 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Aetna POS near Chicago, IL.

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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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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

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

Dr. Estella Maria Alonso M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Estella Alonso's areas of specialization are pediatric gastroenterology and adult hepatology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. Dr. Alonso has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and liver transplant. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She has an open panel. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Alonso completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Liver Transplant, Gastrointestinal Problems

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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All 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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, anorectal problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Splenectomy, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, achalasia, colon cancer, colon polyps, acid reflux (GERD)

All 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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatitis, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, ERCP, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon polyps, colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy, ... (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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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

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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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, peptic ulcer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy, Diarrhea, Peptic Ulcer

Richard M. Green, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 1400
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Richard Green is a physician who specializes in general practice, adult gastroenterology, and adult hepatology. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, hepatitis B, and wilson's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Green attended Duke University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Green 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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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Transplant Procedures, Hemochromatosis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, ... (Read more)

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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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), peptic ulcer, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, rectal bleeding

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

Stephen B. Hanauer, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4 stars (4 ratings)
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Stephen Hanauer's specialties are general practice and adult gastroenterology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Hanauer's areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Center for Advanced Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hanauer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Peter J. Kahrilas, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Peter Kahrilas specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include barrett's esophagus, hiatal hernia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Kahrilas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Kahrilas trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Barrett's Esophagus

Dustin A Carlson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
259 E Erie Street; 16th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dustin Carlson specializes in general practice and adult gastroenterology and practices in Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include swallowing problems (dysphagia), endoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Carlson graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with 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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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Swallowing Problems, Endoscopy

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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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