We found 11 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Advantage HMO near West Chicago, IL.

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Dr Tara Elizabeth Doman MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N Neltnor Boulevard; Suite 120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Tara Doman's area of specialization is general pediatrics. Her education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Her clinical interests include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Doman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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Julian H Tang MD
Specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Julian Tang is a physician who specializes in pediatric emergency medicine. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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Nancy Thomas Thomas MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Nancy Thomas' medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Thomas speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Dr Timothy Wall MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 2.87 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Timothy Wall is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wall's clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wall accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Wall attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Wall speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr Jihad Izzat Shoshara MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Jihad Shoshara practices general pediatrics. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Shoshara is professionally affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shoshara welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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Dr Shelly Vaziri Flais MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Shelly Flais' area of specialization is general pediatrics. Dr. Flais's areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and acne. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flais's office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Flais attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Acid Reflux

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Dr Linda C Hamilton MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
946 North Neltner; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Linda Hamilton is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Her clinical interests include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamilton accepts. She studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Hamilton trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Hamilton has an open panel.

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Dr Laura Marie Uselding MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Laura Uselding's area of specialization is general pediatrics. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include the following: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Uselding is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Sofia Shakir MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Sofia Shakir is a general pediatrician. These areas are among her clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shakir studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Shakir completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shakir welcomes new patients.

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Dr Jerome O Gronli MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Jerome Gronli sees patients in Plainfield, IL, Naperville, IL, and West Chicago, IL. His medical specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Gronli's areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gronli is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr Rebecca Kathryn Smeraglinolo MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL

Dr. Rebecca Smeraglinolo's specialty is general pediatrics. Dr. Smeraglinolo attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Smeraglinolo is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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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