We found 35 providers with an interest in gastrointestinal problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois near Creve Coeur, MO.

Showing 1-16 of 35
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Timothy Tobin Brady, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3023 N. Ballas Road; Suite 520d
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Timothy Brady's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise consist of cancer, colonoscopy, and acid reflux (GERD). The average patient rating for Dr. Brady is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brady accepts several insurance carriers, including Land of Lincoln, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Brady attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital (Fenton, MO), and SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital (St. Charles, MO). He has an open panel.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Alexandra Marin Gutierrez, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Hepatology
1040 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 1 Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alexandra Gutierrez's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and adult hepatology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Gutierrez is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Gutierrez accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Vladimir Kushnir is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Kushnir speaks Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kushnir completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jacquelyn Fitch Fleckenstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Professional Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jaquelyn Fleckenstein specializes in adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Dr. Fleckenstein's areas of expertise include endoscopy and liver transplant. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant

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

Dr. Chandra Gyawali specializes in adult gastroenterology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gyawali include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. Dr. Gyawali is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Calicut Medical College and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gyawali speaks Nepali.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, esophageal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Esophageal Motility Disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Acid Reflux

Dr. Dayna S Early, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1020 North Mason Road; Medical Office Building 3 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Dayna Early is an adult gastroenterology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Early include interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and colonoscopy. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Early honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Early's education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

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

Dr. Mauricio Lisker Melman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Adult Transplant Hepatology
10 Barnes West Drive; Suite 200
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mauricio Lisker-Melman's specialties are adult gastroenterology and adult transplant hepatology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lisker-Melman include endoscopy. Dr. Lisker-Melman is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lisker-Melman (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , liver cancer

All Interests: Liver Cancer, Endoscopy, Transplant Procedures

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

Dr. Gabriel Lang works as a gastroenterologist. Before completing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Lang attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His areas of expertise include interventional endoscopy. Dr. Lang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Lang speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding

All Interests: Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Interventional Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Stent Placement, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Mullady is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Mullady's areas of clinical interest consist of interventional endoscopy, gastrointestinal cancer, and weight management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Mullady trained at Boston Medical Center for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullady honors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Koushik Das' medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Das include interventional endoscopy and pancreatic cancer. He honors TriWest, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Das is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Stent Placement, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Endoscopic Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Chien-Huan Chen is an adult gastroenterologist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Chen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Chen attended National Taiwan University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

All Interests: Enteroscopy, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Elizabeth Joy Blaney, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Women's Health
1040 N Mason Road; Suite 206
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Blaney specializes in adult gastroenterology and women's health. She is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Blaney attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders)

All Interests: Nutrition Issues, Gastrointestinal Problems, Women's Health Issues

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

Dr. Ghadah Al Ismail works as a gastroenterologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Al Ismail include acid reflux (GERD). She accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended King Faisal University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Caritas Carney Hospital for residency. Her professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Anorectal Procedures, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Acid Reflux, Esophagus Problems, Cancer, Swallowing ... (Read more)

Dr. William Gabriel Hawkins, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Hawkins' medical specialty is general surgery and oncology (cancer care). Dr. Hawkins's areas of expertise include hepatobiliary cancer, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hawkins honors. Dr. Hawkins studied medicine at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), stomach cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, pancreatic cancer

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Hepatobiliary Cancer, Sarcoma, Hepatobiliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan Fitch Meyers, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Office Building 2 Suite 100
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Meyers works as a general surgeon, oncologist, and thoracic surgeon in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Meyers is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, emphysema, and lung cancer. Dr. Meyers takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Siteman Cancer Center - South County.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Lung Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Christopher Glasgow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1040 N Mason Road; Suite 120
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sean Glasgow sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Glasgow's areas of clinical interest consist of colorectal surgery procedures, cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , rectal cancer, colon cancer, anal cancer, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, fecal incontinence

All Interests: Anal Cancer, Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.