We found 5 gastroenterologists who accept United Healthcare near Concord, MA.

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Dr Raj Devarajan MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.3 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
45b Discovery Way
Acton, MA

Dr. Raj Devarajan specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Devarajan accepts. After completing medical school at Madras Medical College, he performed his residency at Faulkner Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. He has received the distinction of Honors Graduate(top Ten) In Medical School *additional Board Certification In Psychiatry*. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Dr. Devarajan's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr Stephen Clayton Hardy MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
54 Baker Avenue Extension; Suite 302
Concord, MA

Dr. Stephen Hardy's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hardy (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital, North Shore Medical Center (NSMC), and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Mark Philip Epstein MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
Average rating 4.01 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
131 Ornac; John Cuming Building Suite 560
Concord, MA

Dr. Mark Epstein is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Concord, MA. Dr. Epstein is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He speaks Afrikaans. Dr. Epstein is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Epstein's office for an appointment.

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Gail M Herzig MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
45b Discovery Way
Acton, MA

Dr. Gail Herzig practices adult gastroenterology in Acton, MA. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Herzig average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Emerson Hospital and Nashoba Valley Medical Center. Dr. Herzig is open to new patients.

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Richard P Schwartz PC MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
131 Ornac, Suite 510; John Cuming Building
Concord, MA

Dr. Richard Schwartz is an adult gastroenterologist in Concord, MA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna, Tufts Health Plan, and more. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Schwartz performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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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