We found 13 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana ChoiceCare PPO 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's specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Clinical interests for Dr. Martini include inflammatory bowel disease, hydrogen breath test, and capsule endoscopy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Martini is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Martini attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Martini trained 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 is accepting 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 specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, Dr. Troy completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Troy a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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 is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Reynolds 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. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Reynolds is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Her practice is open to 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. Edward Howard Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
900 N Westmoreland Road; Suite 105
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Edward Kaplan works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Skokie, IL and Lake Forest, IL. His clinical interests include lung cancer, genetic issues, and breast cancer. Dr. Kaplan is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaplan accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplan speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Genetic Issues, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, ... (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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She honors 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, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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 is a radiation oncology specialist in Grayslake, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Posner's clinical interests include esophageal cancer, bladder cancer, and lung cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. 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 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. Joy Lynn Coleman, MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
660 N. Westmoreland Road
Lake Forest, IL
 

Dr. Joy Coleman is a radiation oncologist. Her clinical interests include bladder cancer, esophageal cancer, and lung cancer. Dr. Coleman's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She 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). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. 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 ... (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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Lake Forest, IL. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, anal fistula, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Andrews's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Andrews completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Andrews has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Andrews 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 ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sarah Collins is an urogynecologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS), and pelvic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Collins honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She has an open panel.

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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 urogynecologist in Chicago, IL and Lake Forest, IL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mueller include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mueller graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Mueller trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mueller accepts. She welcomes 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 is an urogynecologist. She is especially interested in urge incontinence (overactive bladder), pelvic reconstructive surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp accepts. Dr. Lewicky-Gaupp's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and gynecologic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Rush Medical College. She trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kenton is 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, 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 practices thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung transplant, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Decamp attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Decamp is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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