We found 12 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Coventry near Overland Park, KS.

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Wendell Kevan Clarkston MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Wendell Clarkston's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests encompass hepatobiliary disorders, ulcerative colitis, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Clarkston obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Clarkston is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Olathe Health, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Jon Horine, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.66 stars (166 ratings)
5701 West 119th Street; Suite 410
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Jon Horine's specialties are general practice and adult gastroenterology. Dr. Horine's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: polyps, colon cancer, and hepatitis. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Horine is professionally affiliated with Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, ulcerative colitis, colon problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Susana Escalante-Glorsky M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
average rating 4.34 stars (11 ratings)
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Susana Escalante-Glorsky is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among her clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and acid reflux (GERD). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Escalante-Glorsky is in-network for TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Escalante-Glorsky studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Escalante-Glorsky trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Biliary Disorders, Acid Reflux

Fadi Hamid M.D.
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Fadi Hamid's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamid include crohn's disease, hydrogen breath test, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Hamid is affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Manometry, Hydrogen Breath Test, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

James W. Kim MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 1.37 stars (2 ratings)
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 260
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. James Kim's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kim has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, cirrhosis, and esophagus problems. He is professionally affiliated with Wright Memorial Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Rhode Island Hospital. He is conversant in Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Esophagus Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Lee S. Cummings M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 240
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Lee Cummings is a specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Cummings's areas of clinical interest consist of small intestine disorders, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Cummings's medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Small Intestine Disorders, Kidney Transplant

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 580
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Janakiraman Subramanian's medical specialty is adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and head and neck cancer. His professional affiliations include Liberty Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville. He studied medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis for residency. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Clinical Trials

Dr. Shaya Ansari M.D.
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Shaya Ansari practices diagnostic radiology. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ansari attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), fistula, and thyroid ultrasound. Dr. Ansari takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Ansari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Persian, and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, MRI, Ulcerative Colitis, Fistula, CT Scan, Thyroid Biopsy, Thyroid Ultrasound

Richard F C Hill MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
4401 Wornall Road; 3rd Floor Peet Center
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Richard Hill practices urogynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rectocele (posterior prolapse), cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hill honors. Dr. Hill studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Hill is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , rectocele (posterior prolapse)

All Interests: Rectocele, Cystocele, Uterine Prolapse

Dr. Ashiq Masood MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology, Hematology
4321 Washington Street; Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ashiq Masood's specialties are adult oncology, medical oncology, and hematology (blood disorders). He practices in Saint Louis, MO and Kansas City, MO. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal cancer, solid tumor, and clinical trials. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masood takes. Dr. Masood trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Masood (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Solid Tumor

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
average rating 2.54 stars (24 ratings)
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 102
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Kloster's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Kloster graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, celiac disease, and crohn's disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kloster is an in-network provider for Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, celiac disease

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Lumbar Sympathetic Block, Radiculopathy, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacob Paul Smeltzer MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
4321 Washington Street; Medical Plaza Iii Suite 4000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Smeltzer's areas of specialization are adult hematology and adult oncology; he sees patients in Lees Summit, MO, Warrensburg, MO, and Kansas City, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of genitourinary cancer, lung cancer, and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Smeltzer honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lymphoma, Blood Cancers

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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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