We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept CIGNA Open Access HMO near Chicago, IL.

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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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), short bowel syndrome

All 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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jeffrey B Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include inflammatory bowel disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Maria Triantafyllopoulou Greene, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology
250 East Superior Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maria Greene sees patients in Chicago, IL. Her medical specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric hepatology (liver disease). She has a special interest in pancreas problems, celiac disease, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Greene performed her residency at Monmouth Medical Center. She is conversant in Greek. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Greene's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Swallowing Problems, Celiac Disease, Acid Reflux

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1901 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Kagalwalla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school. Dr. Kagalwalla is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry K Wershil, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barry Wershil specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and eosinophilic esophagitis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wershil's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Wershil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds specializes in pediatric general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds honors. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Reynolds has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Caicedo-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Juan Caicedo specializes in transplant surgery and practices in Chicago, IL and Clair, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), pancreas transplant, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Caicedo is a graduate of National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Caicedo welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hypertension, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael M I Abecassis, MBA, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Michael Abecassis is a transplant surgeon in Chicago, IL. His clinical interests include hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and kidney transplant. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abecassis studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Abecassis has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Abecassis (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is 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: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), liver cancer

All Interests: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Hepatobiliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan P Fryer, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
676 N Saint Clair Street 19th Floor; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Fryer's area of specialization is transplant surgery. Dr. Fryer is a graduate of the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass liver cancer, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Fryer's 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: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Transplant Procedures, Abdominal Organ Transplant, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness is a pediatric general surgeon. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barsness accepts. Dr. Barsness has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Barsness attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (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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