We found 74 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Medicare near Saint Louis Park, MN.

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Dr. John Richard Lake, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. John Lake's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. These areas are among Dr. Lake's clinical interests: viral hepatitis, stomach cancer, and wilson's disease. He is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Transplant Center, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lake takes Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Cirrhosis, Liver Transplant, Wilson's Disease, Pancreatic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leticia Perondi Perondi Luz, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Suite 4-820
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Leticia Luz practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Luz's education and training includes medical school at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul Faculty of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Luz is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diarrhea, peptic ulcer, gastritis, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastritis, Diarrhea, Peptic Ulcer, Acid Reflux

Dr. Daniel John Virnig, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Virnig is a gastroenterologist in Saint Paul, MN, North Maple Grove, MN, and Saint Louis Park, MN. His hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Park Nicollet Health Services. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Virnig attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Virnig is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease

Dr. Sarah Jane Schwarzenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
2450 Riverside Avenue
Se Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Sarah Schwarzenberg is a pediatric gastroenterology and pediatric transplant hepatology (liver transplant medicine) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwarzenberg include obesity, cystic fibrosis (CF), and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Schwarzenberg is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Regions Hospital. She attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for residency. She honors Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Best Doctors in America; and Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor".

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Liver Disease, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Drew Baldridge, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
2450 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alan Baldridge is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist. Dr. Baldridge has indicated that his clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, and liver disease. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Baldridge attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baldridge include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctor; and Inside NJ Top Doctor.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Total ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Kevin Amateau, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Stuart Amateau's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Amateau include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. He takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Fellow, Division of Gastroenterology, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and ASGE Video Editing Scholarship. He is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and M Health Clinics and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, small intestine disorders, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Burns, Small ... (Read more)

Dr. James Shawn Mallery, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard; Suite 4-820
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. J. Mallery's specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mallery attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mallery include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stomach cancer. Dr. Mallery is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), the University of Minnesota Physicians (UMPhysicians), and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Pancreatic Cancer, Burns, Biliary Disorders, Acid ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Lewis Friedmann, MD
Specializes in Transplant Medicine, Adult Gastroenterology
825 S 8th Street; Suite 250
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Martin Freeman is an organ transplant specialist and gastroenterologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Freeman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Freeman's areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, stomach cancer, and transplant procedures. He takes Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Freeman has received distinctions including Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors; Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Minnesota Monthly "Best Doctor". He is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Regions Hospital, and M Health Clinics and Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pancreatectomy, Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant Procedures, Bile Duct Stones, Interventional ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael James Shaw, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6500 Excelsior Boulevard, Heart & Vascular Building; Floor 4
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Michael Shaw works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shaw include colon cancer, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), Park Nicollet Clinic, and Maple Grove Hospital. Dr. Shaw attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shaw is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: Mpls.St.Paul Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, celiac disease, anal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Celiac Disease, Anal Cancer, Burns, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Federico Tommaso Rossi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E. 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Federico Rossi's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital. Dr. Rossi attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Rossi is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

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

Dr. Jose Antonio Vega Peralta, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
909 Fulton Street Se, Clinics and Surgery Center; 2nd Floor
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Jose Vega-Peralta is a gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vega-Peralta include esophageal cancer, achalasia, and swallowing problems (dysphagia). Dr. Vega-Peralta's professional affiliations include the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC) - East Bank and Fairview Health Services. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Medical Sciences (UCIMED). Dr. Vega-Peralta's medical residency was performed at Hennepin County Medical Center. His distinctions include: Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2016 Edition; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors Rising Stars 2015 Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, esophageal ulcer, stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Aphasia, Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection, Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Anne Sherman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
6401 France Avenue S
Edina, MN
 

Dr. Cynthia Sherman is a gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherman include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sherman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Fairview Ridges Hospital, Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., and Fairview Southdale Hospital. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Robert Peter McCabe Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
800 E 28th Street
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Robert McCabe practices adult gastroenterology in Saint Paul, MN, Plymouth, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Clinical interests for Dr. McCabe include crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McCabe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Minnesota Gastroenterology (MNGI), P.A., Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Fairview Health Services.

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Relevant Interests: , Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease

Dr. James Mathai Abraham, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
406 Harvard Street Southeast, Division of Gastroenterology; Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. James Abraham is a gastroenterologist in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. His areas of expertise include cystic fibrosis (CF), inflammatory bowel disease, and colonoscopy. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Abraham attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Resident Teacher Award, University of Minnesota Internal Medicine Residency; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor - Rising Star"; and DIGEST Grant by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Fairview Lakes Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC).

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Gastrointestinal Problems, Cystic Fibrosis, Crohn's Disease, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris Sudel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Transplant Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology
2450 Riverside Avenue; Pediatric Cdc#8952c
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Boris Sudel's specialties are pediatric transplant medicine and pediatric gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sudel include gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and celiac disease. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital, the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC). He attended medical school at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sudel's training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Mpls.St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; Mpls.St.Paul Magazine "Top Doctor"; and Mpls.St.Paul Magazine Top Doctors.

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

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Celiac Disease, Liver Disease, Total Pancreatectomy, Transplant ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexander Khoruts, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
420 Delaware Street Se Mmc 36
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Alexander Khoruts' area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khoruts include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and colonoscopy. Dr. Khoruts honors Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. He has received distinctions including Young Investigator Award, Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota and Department of Medicine Young Investigator Award, University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Khoruts speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Fairview Maple Grove Medical Center, the University of Minnesota Medical Center (UMMC), and Maple Grove Hospital.

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

All Interests: Burns, Immune Disorders, Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Colonoscopy, ... (Read more)

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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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