We found 57 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Hines, IL.

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Mark H Fishbein MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 0.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Fishbein's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 0.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fishbein is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Problems

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr Lena Brice Palmer MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S. 1st Avenue; Building 54, Room 167
Maywood, IL

Dr. Lena Palmer is a gastroenterologist. Her areas of expertise consist of celiac disease, malabsorption, and nutrition issues. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Celiac Disease, Malabsorption

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Malabsorption

Scott J Cotler MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2160 S First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Scott Cotler works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist in Maywood, IL, Chicago, IL, and Burr Ridge, IL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hepatitis C, liver cancer, and hepatitis B. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cotler honors. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Cotler trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center (Peoria, IL).

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Relevant Interests: , Liver Cancer

All Interests: Hepatitis C, Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Hepatitis B

Jack Leya MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
2160 S First Avenue; (fahey Building, Rm. 007)
Maywood, IL

Dr. Jack Leya works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hines, IL and Maywood, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Leya average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leya's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and peptic ulcer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Nicolaus Copernicus Academy of Medicine, Krakow and then went on to complete his residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Dr. Leya speaks Polish. His professional affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Peptic Ulcer, Stomach Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Bile Duct Problems, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Esoph ... (Read more)

Dr Amir F Kagalwalla MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kagalwalla's clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kagalwalla completed residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disea ... (Read more)

James Berman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.47 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. James Berman works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Berman trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Berman is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Feeding Disorders, Constipation

Dr Manfred Werner Raiser MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Manfred Raiser is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raiser has indicated that his clinical interests include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raiser studied medicine at Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Nikhil J Shastri MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Nikhil Shastri is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Shastri include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Dr. Shastri is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colon Polyps, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Interventional Endosco ... (Read more)

Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Before completing his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Dr. Gunasekaran attended medical school at Madras Medical College. His clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Gunasekaran has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. He is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

Andelka D Losavio MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S First Avenue; (15750 Marion Dr. Homer Glen, Il. 60491)
Maywood, 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)

Dr Marmy J Shah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Marmy Shah practices adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in Gujarati. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include crohn's disease, women's health issues, and ulcerative colitis. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Shah studied medicine at New York Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Anorectal Manometry, Crohn's Disease, Women's Health Issues, Colonoscopy, Endosc ... (Read more)

Dr Neil Gupta MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL

Dr. Neil Gupta's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gupta include esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, and rectal cancer. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Colon Polyps, Pancreatic Cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Interventional Endosco ... (Read more)

Dr Mukund Venu MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Building 54 Room 167
Maywood, IL

Dr. Mukund Venu's specialty is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: heartburn, esophageal motility disorders, and vomiting. His professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC) and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Venu is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Venu is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , Heartburn, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Vomiting, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Heartburn, Anorectal Manometry, Nausea, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Proble ... (Read more)

Suriya Sastri MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6900 Madison Street; Suite 102
Willowbrook, IL

Dr. Suriya Sastri is a gastroenterologist in Chicago Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Willowbrook, IL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include pancreas problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sastri honors. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sastri attended Madras Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Tamil. Dr. Sastri's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Intestinal Problems

All Interests: Intestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Ulcers, Endoscopy

Dr David Philip Gerard MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
333 Chestnut Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. David Gerard's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include diarrhea, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gerard is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

All Interests: Liver Disease, Ulcers, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr Sameer A Barkatullah MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
908 N Elm Street; Suite 202
Hinsdale, IL

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah is an adult gastroenterologist in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Barkatullah's clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Barkatullah's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Esophagus Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreas Prob ... (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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