We found 9 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO near Lake Forest, IL.

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Tara N Troy MD
Specializes in General Practice, Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Tara Troy's areas of specialization are general practice and gastroenterology (digestive system). She has a special interest in inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Troy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. She completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Troy's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Frank G Martini MD
Specializes in General Practice, Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 102
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Frank Martini's specialties are general practice and gastroenterology (digestive system). He practices in Lake Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Chicago, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Martini attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martini is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux

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

Marleta Reynolds MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
900 N. Westmoreland Road; Suite 209
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Marleta Reynolds is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. She works in Chicago, IL, Heights, IL, and Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Reynolds include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reynolds accepts. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Reynolds completed her residency training 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Inflammatory Bowel Disease

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Tumor, Endocri ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marc Posner's areas of specialization are general practice and radiation oncology; he sees patients in Grayslake, IL, Chicago, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Posner include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Posner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 Ca ... (Read more)

Joy L Coleman MD
Specializes in General Practice, Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Joy Coleman is a general practitioner and radiation oncologist. Dr. Coleman obtained her medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Coleman has an open panel.

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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 Ca ... (Read more)

John R Andrews MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
800 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 205
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. John Andrews specializes in general practice, general surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anal fistula, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Andrews graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his residency, Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. The average patient rating for Dr. Andrews is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting 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 Lesions ... (Read more)

Malcolm M DeCamp Jr MD
Specializes in General Practice, Thoracic Surgery
660 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 300
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Malcolm Decamp works as a general practitioner and chest surgeon in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. These areas are among Dr. Decamp's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Decamp obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Esophageal Cancer

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Tracheal Surgery, Thymoma, Medi ... (Read more)

Dr Edward Howard Kaplan MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL

Dr. Edward Kaplan's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology; he sees patients in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Kaplan is conversant in Hebrew. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Kaplan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Colorecta ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Katherine Barsness' area of specialization is pediatric general surgery. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Barsness takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Barsness completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , Colon Problems, Rectal Problems

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Tumor, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Endocrine Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Mi ... (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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