We found 14 gastroenterologists who accept Humana Premier near Munster, IN.

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Dr. Helen S Te, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
222 Indianapolis Boulevard
Schererville, IN
 

Dr. Helen Te's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. Dr. Te's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hepatitis, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Te is professionally affiliated with The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease

Dr. Mark E Efrusy, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Superior Avenue; Suite G
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Mark Efrusy's specialty is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Efrusy is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Munster, Franciscan Health Chicago Heights, and Franciscan Health Olympia Fields. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Efrusy accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Efrusy attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Dr. Joel A Cahan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
761 45th Avenue; Suite 116
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Joel Cahan is a Munster, IN physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Cahan is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Benjamin D Schmid, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9800 Valparaiso Drive
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Benjamin Schmid's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Schmid is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Alan Mark Auerbach, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9800 Valparaiso Drive
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Alan Auerbach is a gastroenterologist in Munster, IN. Dr. Auerbach studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. Dr. Auerbach has an open panel.

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Dr. Muhammad M Kudaimi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 303
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Muhammad Kudaimi is an adult gastroenterologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kudaimi's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine.

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Dr. Praveen Nallapareddy, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Superior Avenue; Suite G
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Praveen Nallapareddy is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond and Franciscan Health Dyer. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nallapareddy accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nallapareddy graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Dr. Navin Kumar, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
761 45th Avenue; Suite 116
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Navin Kumar's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His professional affiliations include Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. Dr. Kumar honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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Dr. John L Kniaz, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
701 Superior Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. John Kniaz is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Munster, IN. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kniaz studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. He is accepting new patients.

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Dr. David Herbstman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
761 45th Avenue; Suite 116
Munster, IN
 

Dr. David Herbstman is a gastroenterologist. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Herbstman attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond, Franciscan Health Dyer, and Franciscan Health Munster. Dr. Herbstman is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9030 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Gene Chang is a gastroenterologist. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
9030 Columbia Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Ilwoong Chang's specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Gloria Buentello, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
8230 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Gloria Buentello is a physician who specializes in pediatric gastroenterology. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Franciscan Health Hammond and Franciscan Health Dyer. Dr. Buentello is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
16250 Louis Avenue
South Holland, IL
 

Dr. Sakhawat Hussain practices adult gastroenterology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hussain honors.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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