We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry Health Care Plans near Lake Forest, IL.

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Dr. Frank G Martini, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Frank Martini practices gastroenterology (digestive system). These areas are among his clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martini takes. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Martini welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Hydrogen Breath Test, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Capsule ... (Read more)

Dr. Tara N Troy, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Tara Troy is a gastroenterology (digestive system) specialist. Dr. Troy's areas of expertise include the following: inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Troy's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Liver Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital Campus Lake
Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marleta Reynolds' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Reynolds's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barsness's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She welcomes new patients.

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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)

Dr. Marc D Posner, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Marc Posner specializes in radiation oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Posner include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Posner honors. Dr. Posner attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Posner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Freilich, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
806 Central Avenue; Suite 103
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Robert Freilich practices general internal medicine in Highland Park, IL and Deerfield, IL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Freilich include diabetes, obesity, and gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patient ratings for Dr. Freilich average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freilich is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a specialist in radiation oncology. She works in Libertyville, IL, Lake Forest, IL, and Grayslake, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Coleman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Gynecologic Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. John R Andrews, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. John Andrews' areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Andrews studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, anal fistula, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Andrews's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diverticular disease, anorectal problems, anal fistula, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, colon polyps, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Abbie Collins, MS, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Sarah Collins' area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Collins's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Collins has an open panel. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Guinn Mueller, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Mueller is an urogynecology specialist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Mueller's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Botox Injection, Urinary Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina E Lewicky-Gaupp, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Christina Lewicky-Gaupp's medical specialty is urogynecology. She graduated from Rush Medical College. Her residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp include urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Injuries, Urge Incontinence, Labor and Delivery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Sue Kenton, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Kimberly Kenton specializes in urogynecology and practices in Lake Forest, IL and Chicago, IL. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenton has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She graduated from Rush Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Kenton completed a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Kenton is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kenton's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , rectovaginal fistula

All Interests: Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urologic Disorders, Gynecologic Surgery, Injuries, Urinary Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Malcolm McAvoy Decamp Jr., MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Malcolm Decamp is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Dr. Decamp performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Decamp include esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Decamp's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, ... (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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