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Dr. Scott Brian Snapper, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Scott Snapper sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snapper include immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Summa Cum Laude Howard Huges Physician Postdoctoral Award; Medical Scientist Training Program; and NIH American Society of Clinical Investigation. Dr. Snapper is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Immunodeficiency, Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Inflammatory ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Michael Buie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Timothy Buie's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Buie completed a residency program at Bridgeport Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buie include: Partners in Excellence; Take Wing Award (UMKC Alumni Award); and Humanitarianism in Med Award, U of MO. K.C.. Dr. Buie offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Buie has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street; Blake Building
Boston, MA
 

Dr. William Brugge works as a gastroenterologist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Brugge attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brugge include esophageal cancer, barrett's esophagus, and stomach cancer. Dr. Brugge takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brugge include: Fellow, American Society of GI Endoscopy; Fellow, American Gastroenterology Association; and Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and The University of Chicago Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brugge's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Bile Duct Cancer, Pancreatitis, Pancreas Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Barrett's Esophagus, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Andrew Rufo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Hunnewell 103.3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Paul Rufo is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. He works in Boston, MA, Norwood, MA, and Weymouth, MA. His areas of expertise include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Dr. Rufo accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Rufo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: John Harvard Scholar, Harvard College; NIH-MENTORED PATIENT ORIENTED RESEARCH Award; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Rufo offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Brenna Casey is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Casey's areas of expertise include the following: therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Dr. Casey is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Biliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher James Moran, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
32 Fruit Street; Yawkey 6b-6800
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Moran is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moran include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Moran takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Moran attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Moran has received professional recognition including the following: MGHfC Fellow; Teaching Award; and MGHfC Pediatric GI Excellence. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Immunodeficiency, Gastrointestinal Problems, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Mark J Sterling, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Washington Street; Box 233, Proger Building, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mark Sterling's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sterling include endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR). He is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sterling attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Gastroenterology Teacher of the Year Award, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center; Gastroenterology Department Teacher of the Year, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center.; and Guide to America's Top Gastroenterologists, Consumer's Research Council of America. In addition to English, Dr. Sterling (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Sterling is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Biopsy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Stent Placement, ERCP

Dr. Alejandro F Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 5th Floor, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alejandro Flores-Sandoval works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and North Dartmouth, MA. These areas are among Dr. Flores-Sandoval's clinical interests: inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is in-network for Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Flores-Sandoval attended the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school. His distinctions include: "Because You Care Bear Award," Western New York Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Foundation; Sidney Farber House Staff Award; and Department Of. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Richter works as a gastroenterologist. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Richter's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, polyps, and cancer. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: SGIM Quality and Safety; Fellow, American College Of Physicians; and Fellow, American College Of Gastroenterology. Dr. Richter offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Richter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, colon problems, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Colon Problems, Acid Reflux, Polyps, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Stacy A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stacy Kahn's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Kahn has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. She takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kahn include: Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. She speaks French. Dr. Kahn is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). Dr. Kahn is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Andrew G Plaut, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 Washington Street; Box 006
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Plaut is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Plaut (or staff) is conversant in German. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Plaut is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Plaut a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Member, amer Assoc Of Physicians; Member, amer Society Clinical Investigation; and Professor Of Medicine, tufts Univ School Of Med. Dr. Plaut welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Diagnostic Evaluation, Diarrhea, Parasitic Infection, Inflammatory Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher P Duggan, MPH, MD
Specializes in Nutrition, Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Duggan is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duggan obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Harvard Medical School Student Teaching Award, Children's Hospital, Boston. Dr. Duggan offers interpreting services for his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , short bowel syndrome

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Malnutrition, Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Frederick W Ruymann, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
485 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Fred Ruymann is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). Dr. Ruymann is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Watertown and Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Ruymann is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Ruymann has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Peer Recognition Award and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. Dr. Ruymann (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , small intestine disorders

All Interests: Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary Disorders, Capsule Endoscopy, Pancreas Problems, Therapeutic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Kauffman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
291 Independence Drive
West Roxbury, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman practices adult gastroenterology in Chestnut Hill, MA, West Roxbury, MA, and Burlington, MA. In Dr. Kauffman's practice, he is particularly interested in endoscopy. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Kauffman welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kauffman trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He has received distinctions including Sarnoff Scholar Award; Gidh Basic Research Award; and Aasld Schering Research Award. Dr. Kauffman (or staff) speaks Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

All Interests: Preventive Care, Hepatitis B, Colorectal Cancer, Endoscopy

Dr. John James Garber III, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. John Garber's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Garber is especially interested in crohn's disease, celiac disease, and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Garber is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. Laurie E Fishman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Laurie Fishman is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Fishman is especially interested in inflammatory bowel disease, medical education, and motility disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Medical Education, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

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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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