We found 26 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Humana Simplicity near Northbrook, IL.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Yen is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Yen attended Tufts University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Yen takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Monica Borkar practices adult gastroenterology. She is conversant in French. Her clinical interests encompass colorectal cancer, acid reflux (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Dr. Borkar is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before completing her residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Borkar attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Borkar average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Baseer M Qazi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2501 Compass Road; Suite 130
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Baseer Qazi is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Qazi's professional affiliations include Mercy Woodstock Medical Center, NorthShore University HealthSystem, and Centegra Health System. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. Dr. Qazi (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Lifestyle Modification, Acid Reflux, Hemorrhoids, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Lee Michael Bass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Lee Bass is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Northbrook, IL, Glenview, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bass include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jennifer Armstrong Strople, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Strople is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Dr. Strople's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, Dr. Strople is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Research, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. David Labowitz works as a gastroenterologist. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Labowitz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Labowitz is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
757 Park Avenue West; Suite 2850
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Michael Goldberg's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Goldberg graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Clinical interests for Dr. Goldberg include pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Goldberg is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Colorectal Cancer

Dr. Adrienne M Scheich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, IL
 

Dr. Adrienne Scheich specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Forest, IL, Grayslake, IL, and Chicago, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scheich include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Scheich attended Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Dr. Scheich's professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. She has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9700 Kenton Avenue; #302
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Bennett Plotnick is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Plotnick's clinical interests encompass crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Dr. Plotnick attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Plotnick accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Biliary Disorders, Crohn's Disease

Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2150 Pfingsten Road; Suite 3000
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Vincent Biank is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Biank graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and then he performed his residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. His areas of clinical interest consist of abdominal pain and acid reflux (GERD). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Abdominal Pain, Acid Reflux

Dr. Christian G Stevoff, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Christian Stevoff's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and rectal problems. Dr. Stevoff is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Stevoff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, colon polyps, rectal problems, colorectal cancer

All Interests: Colon Polyps, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Crohn's Disease, Colorectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
1131 Techny Road
Northbrook, 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. John Griffith Linn, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2050 Pfingsten Road; Suite 128
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. John Linn, who practices in Glenview, IL and Evanston, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Linn is especially interested in gastrointestinal surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Linn attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 3900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Agos is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Agos attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Agos include gastrointestinal surgery, gallbladder problems, and colon problems. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Greek. Dr. Agos is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , colon problems

All Interests: Colon Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hernia

Dr. Sara Star Nussbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
1160 Park Avenue West
Highland Park, IL
 

Dr. Sara Star's specialty is adolescent medicine. Dr. Star has indicated that her clinical interests include sleep disorders, celiac disease, and allergies. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Medicine, and NorthShore University HealthSystem. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Star accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Breastfeeding Issues

Dr. Steven Bernard Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
2701 Patriot Boulevard
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman is a hematologist, adult oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Newman's medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Newman has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (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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