We found 21 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept HFN near Oakbrook Terrace, IL.

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Mark H. Fishbein M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
average rating 0.62 stars (4 ratings)
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Mark Fishbein works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Springfield, IL, Chicago, IL, and Winfield, IL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fishbein at an average of 0.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fishbein include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fishbein's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

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

Dr. Dhruva Tilwalli specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Oakbrook Terrace, IL, Burbank, IL, and Chicago, IL. These areas are among Dr. Tilwalli's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids, and colonoscopy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Shivaji University and then went on to complete his residency at Weiss Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tilwalli (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and Polish. Dr. Tilwalli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, St. Anthony's Hospital, and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Acid Reflux, Colonoscopy

Dr. Manfred Werner Raiser M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
911 N Elm Street; Suite 102
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Manfred Raiser sees patients in Downers Grove, IL and Hinsdale, IL. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ulcers, inflammatory bowel disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Raiser is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Raiser takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Heidelberg University. Dr. Raiser (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids

All Interests: Hemorrhoids, Ulcers, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla practices pediatric gastroenterology in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Kagalwalla's areas of expertise include the following: heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kagalwalla's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Kagalwalla attended Grant Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), heartburn, Crohn's disease, colitis

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

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

Dr. Sameer Barkatullah's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Barkatullah studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, crohn's disease, and liver disease. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Barkatullah (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Health Partners (AHP), and Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, heartburn, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, 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)

Stuart A. Issleib MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.91 stars (5 ratings)
5201 Willow Springs Road; Suite 450
La Grange Highlands, IL
 

Dr. Stuart Issleib is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in La Grange, IL and Chicago, IL. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Issleib include colon cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Issleib's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Issleib is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale and Adventist Medical Center La Grange.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, colon cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Sandra Valaitis' area of specialization is urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Valaitis include rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valaitis honors. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Valaitis attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Valaitis has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Valaitis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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

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

John S Baird, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Internal Medicine
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 201
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. John Baird's areas of specialization are general practice and general internal medicine; he sees patients in Glen Ellyn, IL. Dr. Baird's areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, heartburn, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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)

Thomas B DeStefani, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Pediatrics
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
885 Roosevelt Road; Suite 202
Glen Ellyn, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Destefani works as a general practitioner and pediatrician in Glen Ellyn, IL. His clinical interests include diarrhea, sleep disorders, and growth problems. Dr. Destefani is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Destefani is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, constipation

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Growth Problems, Newborn Care, Attention Deficit Disorder, Enuresis, Constipation, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Frymark MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5201 S Willow Springs Road; #290
Lagrange, IL
 

Dr. William Frymark, who practices in La Grange, IL, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include breast cancer surgery, thyroid surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Frymark is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Skin Cancer Surgery, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Arpi Thukral MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Arpi Thukral specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Downers Grove, IL, Elk Grove Village, IL, and Warrenville, IL. Her areas of expertise include brachytherapy (seed implants), breast cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Thukral is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thukral welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Cervical Cancer, Brain Tumor, Brachytherapy, Radiation ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A. Stutz M.D.
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
3815 Highland Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Michael Stutz practices radiation oncology in Geneva, IL, Park Ridge, IL, and Downers Grove, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Stutz include lung cancer, colon cancer, and breast issues. Dr. Stutz takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Stutz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Medical Center La Grange. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain Tumor, Breast Issues, Radiation Therapy, ... (Read more)

William Joseph Moran D.O.
Specializes in Family Medicine
5201 Willow Springs Road
La Grange, IL
 

Dr. William Moran is a physician who specializes in family medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and cervical (neck) spine problems. Dr. Moran is affiliated with Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Midwest Health - Patient Centered Medical Home Initiative (PCMH). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moran trained at a hospital affiliated with Midwestern University.

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Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Immunization, Bronchitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Joint Pain, Hypertension, ... (Read more)

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

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

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

All Interests: Bronchitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Allergic Headache, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Erectile ... (Read more)

Elyse C. Schneiderman MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
average rating 3.87 stars (4 ratings)
1 Salt Creek Lane
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Elyse Schneiderman is a physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schneiderman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneiderman include lung cancer, colon cancer, and coagulation disorders. Dr. Schneiderman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Schneiderman is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , colon cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Colon Cancer, Lung Cancer, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Jeffrey K. Zawacki M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
534 Chestnut Street; Suite 130
Hinsdale, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zawacki is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He speaks French. In Dr. Zawacki's practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal problems, rectal surgery, and intestinal (bowel) problems. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, Adventist Medical Center La Grange, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zawacki honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and HealthSmart.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal problems, intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Intestinal Problems, Colorectal Problems

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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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