We found 10 gastroenterologists who accept Preferred Plan Inc. EPO near Hoffman Estates, IL.

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Dr. Hector M Hernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Hector Hernandez's specialties are pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez accepts. 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. Dr. Hernandez is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. James Berman specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berman completed a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415, Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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

Dr. Bradley D Shapiro, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bradley Shapiro sees patients in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. Dr. Shapiro's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Kiranmai Gorla is a pediatric gastroenterologist and general pediatrician. In Dr. Gorla's practice, she is particularly interested in endoscopy. She is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorla honors. She obtained her medical school training at Andhra Medical College and performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Gorla (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Endoscopy

Dr. Brian J Muska, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Brian Muska's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Muska is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Muska's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and colonoscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. Dr. Muska graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for his residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Esperanza Garcia Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1555 Barrington Road; Suite 415 Building 1
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Esperanza Garcia-Alvarez is a pediatric gastroenterologist and pediatrician. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Catalan. She is affiliated with the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez is a graduate of the University of Barcelona Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Garcia-Alvarez trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Garcia-Alvarez accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Asad S Aziz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Asad Aziz works as an adult gastroenterologist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and hemorrhoid banding. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Aziz honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Aziz attended medical school at Midwestern University. Dr. Aziz (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Clinical interests: Hemorrhoid Banding, Esophageal Cancer, Endoscopy, Barrett's Esophagus, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Naser M Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Naser Khan works as an adult gastroenterologist. He is a graduate of Deccan College of Medical Sciences. He trained at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Khan include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ERCP

Dr. Richard Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2359 Hassell Road
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Richard Song is an adult gastroenterology specialist. His clinical interests include colonoscopy. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. Dr. Song attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Patients gave Dr. Song an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Colonoscopy

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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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