We found 29 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HFN near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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Dr. John Edward Fortunato Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. John Fortunato's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Fortunato a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fortunato include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. Dr. Fortunato attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Maine Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. James H Berman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. James Berman specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Maywood, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Oakbrook Terrace, IL. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and feeding disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berman completed a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Feeding Disorders, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, Constipation

Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average patient rating is 0.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Fishbein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr. Thirumazhisai S Gunasekaran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, General Pediatrics
1s224 Summit Avenue; Suite 101
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Thirumazhisai Gunasekaran practices pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics. His areas of expertise consist of heartburn, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Gunasekaran accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Madras Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Government General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of British Columbia. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Gunasekaran is conversant in Tamil. His professional affiliations include the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI Health), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Heartburn, Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux

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

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli is a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tilwalli include inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Tilwalli attended Shivaji University for medical school and subsequently trained at Weiss Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Tilwalli's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Saint Elizabeth Campus. He 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's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Polish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raiser include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He attended medical school at Heidelberg University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Raiser is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

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

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He studied medicine at Grant Medical College. Dr. Kagalwalla's medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Clinical interests for Dr. Kagalwalla include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kagalwalla's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, gastroenteritis, acid reflux (GERD), constipation, colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gloria Jean Caruso, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Other
430 Warrenville Road; Suite 310
Lisle, IL
 

Dr. Gloria Caruso works as a gastroenterologist in Bloomingdale, IL, Naperville, IL, and Winfield, IL. Dr. Caruso's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and ulcers. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Caruso is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Delnor Hospital, and DuPage Medical Group (DMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , heartburn, Crohn's disease, hemorrhoids, colitis

All Interests: Heartburn, Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Colorectal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah practices adult gastroenterology in Hinsdale, IL, Bolingbrook, IL, and Plainfield, IL. In addition to English, Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. Clinical interests for Dr. Barkatullah include ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Barkatullah is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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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. Alex Daniel Green, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Surgical Treatment Center
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Alex Green works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Heights, IL, Westchester, IL, and Chicago, IL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal motility disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Green attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal motility disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

Dr. Sandra Rasa Valaitis, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 N. Elm Street; Suite 115
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Sandra Valaitis sees patients in Chicago, IL, Riverside, IL, and Orland Park, IL. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Valaitis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Valaitis's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Julia Elaine Grabowski, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Julia Grabowski sees patients in Northbrook, IL, Chicago, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grabowski honors. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Grabowski attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Hirschsprung disease, appendicitis

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hirschsprung Disease, Collapsed Lung, Surgical Procedures, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Fizan Abdullah, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Fizan Abdullah works as a pediatric general surgeon. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. Abdullah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HFN. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Abdullah's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Neonatal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Bernard Lautz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lautz is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lautz include surgical procedures. Dr. Lautz's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lautz attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, HFN, and more. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Pyloric Stenosis, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Solid Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mohammed Yousuf works as a family medicine practitioner and geriatrician in Burr Ridge, IL and La Grange, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: gout, diabetes, and ear infection. Dr. Yousuf's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yousuf is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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. J Stephen Stephen Baird, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird is a Glen Ellyn, IL physician who specializes in general internal medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Baird is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Baird trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn

All Interests: Hypertension, Gastrointestinal Problems, Diabetes, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, ... (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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