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Mark H Fishbein MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 0.62 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Mark Fishbein is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Fishbein's areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). His average rating from his patients is 0.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fishbein is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Chicago Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr Lee Michael Bass MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Average rating 0.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Lee Bass works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. Dr. Bass accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Dr Amir F Kagalwalla MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Amir Kagalwalla's medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kagalwalla's clinical interests include heartburn, crohn's disease, and gallbladder problems. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Grant Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kagalwalla completed residency programs at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Colitis, Food Allergy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Gallbladder Problems, Liver Disea ... (Read more)

Jeffrey B Brown MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL

Dr. Jeffrey Brown works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Chicago, IL and Winfield, IL. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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What is Pediatric Gastroenterology?

The digestive system is how our bodies convert food into energy. It is made up of the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, stomach, and intestines. Physicians who treat problems in a child’s digestive system, especially diseases of the liver, are called pediatric gastroenterologists.

Children are not just smaller versions of adult patients. Their digestive systems are different, and they may not be as able to describe their symptoms and concerns to a doctor. More importantly, a disease that interferes with the ability to obtain adequate nutrition can be much more serious for children, with their growing bodies, than it is for adults.

Pediatric gastroenterologists use tools such as biopsy (taking a small sample of tissue to examine under a microscope), endoscopy (examining the inside of the digestive tract using a thin, flexible tube), or colonoscopy (examining the lower intestines using a thin, flexible tube). Some of the disorders they encounter include:
  • Bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Liver disease and transplants
  • Hepatitis, an infection of the liver
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Severe heartburn, called GERD
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gallstones
  • Lactose intolerance and severe food allergies
  • Severe, chronic, or unexplained abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Nutritional disorders, including failure to thrive (FTT) and malnutrition
  • Feeding disorders, including refusal of food, gagging, and trouble swallowing

With such a wide variety of disorders, treatments are also varied. Some include nutrition management plans, medications, or feeding tubes.

Pediatric gastroenterologists play an important role in helping kids comfortably eat and digest food so they can grow up healthy.
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