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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.38 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Marc Taormina works as a gastroenterologist. Patients rated Dr. Taormina highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Truman Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Taormina attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Richard D Lozoff MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 3.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Richard Lozoff is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Lozoff completed a residency program at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lozoff is in-network for TRICARE, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Humana HMO, and more. He speaks Italian. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Dr Frank Joseph Totta DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 2.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Frank Totta's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Totta is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Dr Ervin Y Eaker MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Ervin Eaker works as a gastroenterologist. Dr. Eaker accepts several insurance carriers, including CIGNA Plans, Humana HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Hospital, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Todd Wesley Kilgore MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Todd Kilgore is an adult gastroenterology specialist. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kilgore is a graduate of Saba University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Christopher R Bartalos DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Christopher Bartalos is an adult gastroenterologist. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bartalos attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. Dr. Bartalos is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Lee's Summit Medical Center, and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

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Mary Lynne De Paz Lucido MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Mary Lucido's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, and Lee's Summit Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Lucido is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
3601 Ne Ralph Powell Road
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. R. McCullough specializes in adult gastroenterology. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. McCullough is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2000 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 120
Lees Summit, MO

Dr. Gregory Merritt is an adult gastroenterologist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merritt studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, and Research Hospital.

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What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the normal function and diseases of the digestive tract, which includes the stomach, intestines, spleen, pancreas, and liver. As a specialty, gastroenterology is the study of how food moves through the body, how nutrients are absorbed by the body, and how waste is removed by the body. A few of the conditions that a gastroenterologist might treat are:
  • ulcerative colitis (a condition where inflammation and sores affect the lower intestine)
  • gallbladder disease (where bile stored in the gallbladder thickens and causes inflammation or gallstones)
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD (stomach acid flows back into the throat and causes a burning sensation and tissue damage)

One unique trait that really sets gastroenterologists apart is their training and skill with endoscopy, a procedure where tiny flexible tubes are inserted into the body. These tubes are equipped with lights and cameras to provide the practitioner with a close, inside look at what is going on inside the patient’s body. Tools can even be inserted through the tubes to perform certain procedures, such as removing polyps or cancers, stretching open passageways that have narrowed, or applying lasers to stop bleeding.

Gastroenterologists do not perform surgery, but they do perform endoscopic procedures, as well as biopsies to determine if cancer is affecting the digestive tract. Although other physicians can use endoscopes, gastroenterologists devote a significant portion of their medical training and practice to endoscopy. They learn how and when to use endoscopy, the safest and most efficient methods to use, and how to interpret what they see through the endoscope.
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