We found 54 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Harvard Pilgrim Health Care near Newton, MA.

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Dr. Alejandro F Flores Sandoval, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Alejandro Flores-Sandoval's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Flores-Sandoval include inflammatory bowel disease and motility disorders. Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flores-Sandoval accepts. He studied medicine at the University of San Carlos of Guatemala, Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Children's Hospital Boston for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flores-Sandoval include: "Because You Care Bear Award," Western New York Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction Foundation; Sidney Farber House Staff Award; and Department Of. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Flores-Sandoval is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Motility Disorders

Dr. Stacy A Kahn, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Stacy Kahn is a pediatric gastroenterologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Kahn include inflammatory bowel disease. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). Dr. Kahn is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Humana, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Kahn has received distinctions including Fellow, Albert Schweitzer Fellowship; Best Basic Science Faculty Abstract, University of Chicago Pediatrics; and Selectee, AGA Academic Skills Workshop. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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

Dr. Christopher Duggan specializes in nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Duggan attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Duggan include malnutrition and short bowel syndrome. He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He has received the distinction of Harvard Medical School Student Teaching Award, Children's Hospital, Boston. Dr. Duggan offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Duggan is accepting 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 specializes in adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Ruymann is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy). He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Ruymann has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Peer Recognition Award and Board Of Fellows, Gettysburg College. Dr. Ruymann (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Watertown and Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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
Chestnut Hill, MA
 

Dr. John Kauffman, who practices in Chestnut Hill, MA, West Roxbury, MA, and Burlington, MA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His clinical interests encompass endoscopy. Dr. Kauffman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kauffman has received professional recognition including the following: Sarnoff Scholar Award; Gidh Basic Research Award; and Aasld Schering Research Award. Dr. Kauffman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Emerson Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , colorectal cancer

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

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 obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, medical education, and motility disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Fishman is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Fishman's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Fishman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

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

Dr. Athos Bousvaros, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue; Fegan, 5th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Athos Bousvaros' specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease. Patients rated Dr. Bousvaros highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Sigma XI Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Director; and Pediatric Affairs Committee Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. Dr. Bousvaros (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Bousvaros's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Munir N Mobassaleh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Munir Mobassaleh is a specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Mobassaleh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mobassaleh's clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Boston Children's Hospital, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Mobassaleh attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at American University of Beirut Medical Center and Boston Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. He has received professional recognition including the following: First Independent Research Support and Transition. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Victor L Fox, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Victor Fox specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Fox's clinical interests include vascular (blood vessel) problems and esophagus problems. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Prudential (PruCare), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Fox's training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the following distinctions: NIH Nsra NIH Physician Scientist Award and NASPGHAN Endoscopy Award. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Pancreas Problems, Cancer, Vascular Problems, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Biller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Biller is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Biller performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Biller include gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Biller has received the following distinction: Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Southern New Hampshire Health System, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Jodie D Ouahed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jodie Ouahed practices pediatric gastroenterology in Boston, MA. She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with McMaster University. Her areas of expertise include the following: immunodeficiency, crohn's disease, and ulcerative colitis. Dr. Ouahed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ouahed is conversant in French. She is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Sabina Sabharwal works as a pediatric gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Sabharwal (or staff) speaks Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Sabharwal performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: James MaGuigan Award in gastrointestinal physiology. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Samuel Nurko, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Samuel Nurko is a pediatric gastroenterologist in Boston, MA. After attending National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Nurko completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nurko include achalasia, hirschsprung disease, and eosinophilic esophagitis (eoE). He accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He has received distinctions including Diploma For Being The Best Student Of The Medical School; Gastroenterology and Nutrition; and Chairman, International Committee North American Society Of Pediatric Gastroenterology And Nutrition. Dr. Nurko (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Nurko's professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , achalasia, Hirschsprung disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, acid reflux (GERD)

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Dr. Brian Patrick Regan Sr., DO
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Brian Regan's specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Regan accepts. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Winthrop University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Psi Sigma Alpha Osteopathic Honor Society. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Regan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Kriston A Ganguli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
40 Second Avenue; Suite 340
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Kriston Ganguli's area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Ganguli obtained her medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and failure to thrive. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ganguli (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Ganguli is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Failure to Thrive, Acid Reflux, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Leonel A Rodriguez, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Leonel Rodriguez specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and practices in Boston, MA. He is especially interested in gastrointestinal motility disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Rodriguez studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital of Austin. He has received the distinction of Boston Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), gastrointestinal motility disorders

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Bone Problems

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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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