We found 29 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Creve Coeur, MO.

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Dr. Timothy Tobin Brady MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.27 stars (11 ratings)
3023 N. Ballas Road; Suite 520d
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Brady, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Fenton, MO, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. On average, patients gave Dr. Brady a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Brady studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital - Fenton, and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - St. Charles. Dr. Brady has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Gastrointestinal Problems, Cancer, Colonoscopy, Endoscopy

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Gutierrez attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Vladimir Markovicl Kushnir MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. His areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kushnir is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Kushnir speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Weight Management

Dr. Chandra Prakash Gyawali MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chandra Gyawali's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Gyawali graduated from Calicut Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gyawali trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His clinical interests encompass acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gyawali is conversant in Nepali. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Dayna S. Early MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 2.1 stars (5 ratings)
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Before performing her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Early attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and colonoscopy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Early at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Early accepts. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 3.85 stars (7 ratings)
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 206
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chen is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Daniel Mullady MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Daniel Mullady works as an adult gastroenterologist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Mullady attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Weight Management, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopy

Dr. Koushik Kumar Das MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Koushik Das is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. In his practice, Dr. Das focuses on interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. He accepts TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Das's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3015 N. Ballas Road; First Floor
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing her residency at Caritas Carney Hospital, Dr. Al Ismail attended King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Al Ismail is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), and Missouri Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Acid Reflux

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and chest surgeon. Dr. Meyers attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung biopsy, and emphysema. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital - Mt. Vernon, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and oncology (cancer care). After completing medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His areas of expertise include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hawkins at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Christopher Glasgow MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Sean Glasgow is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Glasgow has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center - South County. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Glasgow trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency.

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

All Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. John Christopher Eagon MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 2.71 stars (8 ratings)
1040 North Mason Road; Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. J. Eagon is a physician who specializes in general surgery, oncology (cancer care), and bariatric surgery. Dr. Eagon's areas of expertise include hiatal hernia, pancreatic cancer, and pancreatic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Eagon attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatobiliary Cancer, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey D. Bradley MD
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Bradley specializes in radiation oncology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Bradley trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Christian Hospital, and Washington University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Proton Therapy, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy

Dr. Naganathan Mani MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology
12634 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Naganathan Mani specializes in pediatric radiology and vascular & interventional radiology and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. He is especially interested in abdominal imaging, liver cancer, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Mani accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh and Stanley Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Dr. Mani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Abdominal Imaging, Liver Cancer

Dr. Steven R. Hunt MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Steven Hunt's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Gastrointestinal Center at Center for Advanced Medicine (Barnes-Jewish North), Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, and Washington University Physicians. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Hunt attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Hunt takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Crohn's Disease, Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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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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