We found 22 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept First Health PPO near La Grange, IL.

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Dr. Dhruva R Tilwalli, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Midwest Gastroenterology Associates, Ltd; 17w755 Butterfield Road #101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli practices adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Tilwalli's practice, he is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tilwalli honors. Before performing his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Dr. Tilwalli attended Shivaji University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. He is affiliated with Holy Cross Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Tilwalli is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatitis, Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser specializes in adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Raiser average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raiser's areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Raiser accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Colon Problems, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Allen Jerome Rosenbaum, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3340 Oak Park Avenue; Suite 304
Berwyn, IL
 

Dr. Allen Rosenbaum is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Berwyn, IL. Dr. Rosenbaum graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His clinical interests include cancer screening, ulcers, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, HealthSmart, and more. 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: , colorectal problems, Crohn's disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Acid Reflux, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Suriya V Sastri, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6900 Madison Street; Suite 102
Willowbrook, IL
 

Dr. Suriya Sastri works as an adult gastroenterologist in Chicago Heights, IL, Chicago, IL, and Willowbrook, IL. Dr. Sastri's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in pancreas problems, ulcers, and liver disease. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Sastri attended medical school at Madras Medical College. She speaks Tamil. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. Dr. Sastri's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

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

Dr. Jennie Ng Ng Hsieh, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3722 So Harlem Ave----suite 102
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Jennie Ng, who practices in Riverside, IL, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ng include liver disease and endoscopy. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Ng's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Liver Disease, Endoscopy

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

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah specializes in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. Dr. Barkatullah takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with 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, colon problems, hemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

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

Dr. Robert C Janda, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12 Salt Creek Lane; Suite 425
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Robert Janda's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal problems, ulcers, and liver disease. Dr. Janda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN).

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Gallstones, Liver Disease, Laser Treatment, Colorectal Problems, Ulcers, Swallowing Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
5201 S Willow Springs Road; Suite 380
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis' medical specialty is urogynecology. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valaitis accepts. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. Dr. Valaitis's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse), rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse, Sacrocolpopexy, Botox Injection, Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald V Woznica Jr., MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
6283 S. Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Donald Woznica's area of specialization is family medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Woznica's areas of expertise include the following: disorders of calcium metabolism, thyroid problems, and adolescent issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease, hemorrhoids, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, ACL Injury, Immunization, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammed Akbar Yousuf, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Geriatrics
5101 S. Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf sees patients in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. His medical specialties are family medicine and geriatrics (elderly care). He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Yousuf include gout, diabetes, and ear infection. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Depression, Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Dr. William B Frymark Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #290
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. William Frymark specializes in general surgery and practices in La Grange, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frymark include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Frymark's professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Skin Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. William Joseph Moran, DO
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran works as a family medicine physician in La Grange, IL and Downers Grove, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Moran obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc A Freed, DO
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Marc Freed works as a pediatrician in Riverside, IL. Dr. Freed is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: premature babies, heart problems, and nutrition counseling. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Freed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Hindi. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Osteoporosis, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, Intestinal Problems, Behavior ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul K Malhes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Abdul Malhes specializes in general pediatrics and practices in Berwyn, IL, Riverside, IL, and Palatine, IL. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His clinical interests include diabetes, learning disabilities, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Dr. Malhes is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Malhes studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA), in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Hearing Evaluation, Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Behavior Problems, Weight Management, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. Elyse C Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is an adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology specialist in Bolingbrook, IL and Hinsdale, IL. Dr. Schneiderman is conversant in French. Her areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schneiderman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ellen Gruszka, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
8711 W. Cermak Road
Riverside, IL
 

Dr. Mary Gruszka's specialty is general pediatrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: premature babies, nutrition counseling, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gruszka's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Allergies, Intestinal Problems, Nutrition Counseling, Cerebral Palsy, Premature Babies, Attention ... (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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