We found 18 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Winfield, IL.

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Dr. Mark H Fishbein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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. Jeffrey B Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Brown is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Unfortunately, Dr. Brown is not accepting new patients at this time. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Amir F Kagalwalla, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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. Joseph Anthony Lagattuta Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
303 E Army Trail Road; Suite 203
Bloomingdale, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Lagattuta is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Lagattuta a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, gastroscopy, and celiac disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Lagattuta is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health Partners (AHP), Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, intestinal (bowel) problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Marleta Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, 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. Katherine Ann Barsness, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Katherine Barsness practices pediatric general surgery. Dr. Barsness graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, pectus excavatum, and colon problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Barsness's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine, 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: , pyloric stenosis, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, rectal problems

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Pyloric Stenosis, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tara Doman is a general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Doman include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Dr. Doman's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Doman's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Beth N Madonna, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, IL
 

Dr. Mary Beth Madonna is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Chicago, IL, New Lenox, IL, and Northbrook, IL. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Madonna graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She completed her residency training at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Madonna's professional affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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Relevant Interests: , intestinal (bowel) problems

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Intestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Neck Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Julian Tang is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Dr. Tang's areas of expertise include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. His professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tang has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Tang attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Timothy R Wall, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Wall is a physician who specializes in general pediatrics. Patient ratings for Dr. Wall average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. Dr. Wall takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wall's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Nancy Thomas is a pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Thomas is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Laura Marie Uselding, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 N. Neltnor; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Laura Uselding's specialty is general pediatrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Uselding include abuse, dermatitis (skin inflammation), and newborn care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Uselding attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uselding's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Immunization, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Obesity, Skin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jihad Shoshara is a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Dr. Shoshara attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Shoshara (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Linda C Hamilton, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
946 North Neltner; #120
West Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Linda Hamilton's specialty is general pediatrics. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her clinical interests include abuse, newborn care, and nutrition counseling. Dr. Hamilton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook and Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Bronchitis, Allergic Headache, Allergies, Acute Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shelly Flais works as a general pediatrician in Naperville, IL, West Chicago, IL, and Plainfield, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Flais 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 a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Flais's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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

Dr. Sofia Shakir specializes in general pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include the following: dermatitis (skin inflammation), nutrition counseling, and adolescent issues. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shakir obtained her medical school training at Aga Khan University Medical College and performed her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Shakir (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shakir's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

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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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